Melbourne-based progressive rock / heavy metal act FLITCRAFT has released a new video for “Earth Is Not A Perfect Sphere”. The song is taken from the band’s second album, “House at the Centre of the Universe”, out on April 28 via Pitch Black Records.
Watch the video here!
Sun-drenched deserts set the scene for this video and song packed with fast-paced rhythm, retro-inspired melodies and 80s-style space effects - before the explosive guitar solo and a choral finale!
FLITCRAFT is the creation of the hard rock / heavy metal musician Phillip T. King. Last seen on vocals and guitar in 70’s influenced psych-rockers Butterfly, and on vocals in traditional / speed metallers Galaxy, King’s new project falls somewhere in between those previous musical adventures. With help from powerhouse drummer Jack Phillips, the first band’s album “Our Long Journey to the Middle” was released in early 2022, exuding heavy metal energy with undertones of psych and progressive rock. The band then began playing shows around Melbourne, and quickly finished work on a follow-up record, including the addition of bass player extraordinaire Zac Halpin. “House At The Centre Of The Universe” at its core is a hard rock album; dressed with the flair and spirit of progressive rock and heavy metal. It seeks to create a sound and scope of adventure and excitement. Taking cues from classic albums of the last 50 years, this album can be described as an Australian rock experience that owes as much to classic Judas Priest and Megadeth as it does to 70’s Rush and Wishbone Ash, blending elements from all seamlessly into a cohesive whole. FLITCRAFT’s new effort is also a narrative concept album in the tradition of Queensryche’s “Operation: Mindcrime” or King Diamond’s “Abigail”. It’s a self-contained original science fiction story about a young man in the year 2137; Uly is a half human / half android being on a physical and spiritual journey to the “House At The Centre Of The Universe”.
The album was produced by Sam Johnson and Phillip T. King. Recorded, engineered, and mixed by Sam Johnson at Holes and Corners Studio. Mastered by Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room.
FLITCRAFT is glad to announce that an album launch concert will be held at the Evelyn Hotel in Fitzroy on June 24. See the event poster to discover the special guests of this night hard to forget!
“House At The Centre Of The Universe” Tracklist:
1. Error Era (2137)
2. Earth is Not a Perfect Sphere
3. I Forgot Everything (Research at Dive Bars)
4. Chrysalistless (Uly’s Lament)
5. Galactic Road Trip (Wayworn Travellers)
6. Mother Jane (Mnemosyne)
7. Smoko With Sisyphus
8. The Pyre of John McDonald
9. The House (Entering, Redintegration, Mother Reprise, Era’s End)
Phillip T. King – Lead vocals, Guitars, Synth
Zac Halpin – Bass
Jack Phillips (aka Demon Samuels III) – Drums