Godspeed You! Black Emperor: First Album in a Decade


Post-rock heavyweights Godspeed You! Black Emperor will release their first album of new material in a decade, on October 16. The album, ALLELUJAH! DON'T BEND! ASCEND!, is also currently available to purchase on their U.S. tour (see dates below). The band's record label, Constellation, had the following to say about the release:

"Having emerged from hiatus at the end of 2010, GYBE picked up right where they left off, immediately re-capturing the sound and material that had fallen dormant in 2003 and driving it forward with every show of their extensive touring over the last 18 months. The new album presents the fruits of that labour: evolved and definitive versions of two huge compositions previously known to fans as "Albanian" and "Gamelan", now properly titled as "MLADIC" and "WE DRIFT LIKE WORRIED FIRE" respectively. Accompanied by the new drones (stitched into the album sequence on CD; cut separately on their own 7″ for the LP version), GYBE have offered up a fifth album that we feel is as absolutely vital, virulent, honest and heavy as anything in their discography".


  • 01. Mladic (20:18)
  • 02. Their Helicopters' Sing (6:45)
  • 03. We Drift Like Worried Fire (20:30)
  • 04. Strung Like Lights At Thee Printemps Erable (6:47)

    Godspeed You! Black Emperor Tour Dates

  • 10/02/12 Tue Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
  • 10/03/12 Wed Rams Head Live Baltimore, MD
  • 10/04/12 Thu Cat's Cradle Carrboro, NC
  • 10/05/12 Fri Buckhead Theater Atlanta, GA
  • 10/06/12 Sat Bottletree Birmingham, AL
  • 10/07/12 Sun Tipitina's Uptown New Orleans, LA
  • 10/09/12 Tue The Mohawk Austin, TX
  • 10/10/12 Wed The Mohawk Austin, TX
  • 10/11/12 Thu Granada Theater Dallas, TX
  • 10/12/12 Fri The Cannery Nashville, TN
  • 10/13/12 Sat Headliners Music Hall Louisville, KY
  • 10/14/12 Sun Majestic Theatre Detroit, MI
  • 10/15/12 Mon The Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
  • 10/30/12 Tue Sala Kapital Madrid, ES
  • 10/31/12 Wed Sala Apolo Barcelona, ES
  • 11/01/12 Thu Le Rocher de Palmer Bordeaux, FRA
  • 11/02/12 Fri Le Lieu Unique Nantes, FRA
  • 11/04/12 Sun The Forum London, GB
  • 11/05/12 Mon The Forum London, GB
  • 11/07/12 Wed Cirque Royal Brussels, BEL
  • 11/10/12 Sat Reithalle Offenberg, GER
  • 11/12/12 Mon Arena Vienna, AUS
  • 11/14/12 Wed Kino Siska Lubiljana, SI
  • 11/15/12 Thu Rote Fabrik Zurich, SWI
  • 02/13/13 Wed Tivoli Theatre Brisbane, AU
  • 02/14/13 Thu Enmore Theatre Sydney, AU

    Godspeed You! Black Emperor Tour Dates :: Godspeed You! Black Emperor News

  • http://www.brainwashed.com/godspeed

    [Published on: 10/2/12]

    Take full advantage of all JamBase has to offer by signing up for an account!

    You'll receive

    show alerts

    when your favorite artists announce shows, be eligible to enter contests for

    free tickets

    , gain the ability to

    share your personalized live music calendar

    and much more. Join JamBase!