THE COG IS DEAD'S NEW ALBUM "SONGS OF THE PEOPLE" SLATED FOR FALL RELEASE
After 6 years in the making the new album from The Cog is Dead has a title and a scheduled time of release. The new album titled "Songs of the People," featuring 16 songs about different characters, is slated for a fall 2019 release.
This album began with a Kickstarter all the way back in 2013 for a national tour put on by the Steamstock music festival, and grew into a full-length album. Every song on this track features the name (or character name) of a fan who helped make either the train tour or the live concert movie happen. Over the past several years each song has been featured as a single, all leading up to the release of the full-length album.
The names provided so much inspiration, and lead to some recent fan-favorite tracks like "The Girl and the Clockwork Dragon" and "Never Gonna Get Away." The album is dense with 16 songs, full of energy and every single song contains a story.
Stay tuned for more news about the album's upcoming release, and find out how you can get an advanced copy before they're on sale to the public!
New Video Series "COGversations" Now on YouTube
Now on The Cog is Dead's YouTube channel is a brand new vlog style series called "COGversations." This new video series takes you inside the world of The Cog is Dead with topics like songwriting, music production, traveling to shows, and other related behind-the-scenes topics. Find out how songs and albums came to be, the origins of The Cog is Dead, and a ton of interesting stories about making music. Episode 001 "Unfinished Songs" is out now!
Song "Sorrow on the Rails" featured in the game Metro Exodus.
The new game Metro Exodus from 4A Games was released this month, and featured a nifty little hidden gem on the train's radio. The song "Sorrow on the Rails" from The Cog is Dead's 2013 album "Full Steam Ahead" can be heard on the in-game radio!
This marks the first major project to license music from The Cog is Dead, and it's a real honor that the developers knew about the song and asked to include it in their game.
Upcoming Album Production is Nearing Completion
As 2018 is coming to a close so is production on the next album from The Cog is Dead. The new album, which has had a slightly different approach than the previous few, is comprised entirely of songs using peoples names, and also unlike past albums, each and every song is being been released as a single! The album is a special project made using the names of fans who helped fund the 2013 Steamstock Train Tour the band went on with Frenchy and the Punk and This Way to the Egress, and who helped with the production of their concert movie event The Cog is Dead: Live at the Athens Theatre.
As of now 10 tracks have been recorded and released as singles, and the remaining 4 are all in various phases of production with many nearly ready for release! The album is expected to be ready fall of 2019 and will be available for pre-order as soon as a release date is set. Check back for more information soon!