In the midst of an ongoing war in their homeland of Ukraine, metalcore unit SPACE OF VARIATIONS today announced that they will be delaying the release of their upcoming album, IMAGO.
The album, which was originally due out on March 18th, features the already-released singles “vein.mp3” and “SOMEONE ELSE”. Ukraine has been in a state of armed conflict since February 24, when Vladimir Putin ordered Russian troops to invade Ukraine unprovoked, plunging the nation into war. Around the world, leaders and citizens alike have spoken out against Putin’s actions, which are being met with harsh international sanctions and military financial assistance to Ukraine.
Discussing the decision to postpone the album, Space of Variations said the following:
“As we sit here waiting for things to ‘get better’ here at home, we have come to the sad decision that we must move our new album release date to May 2022. We just cannot focus on our music while war is being waged on the streets of Ukraine… we are praying that this terrible and horrifying situation will be over very soon so we can get back to our normal lives. Just know that we have read your messages and that alone gives us the strength to carry on! Until then – keep on listening and supporting us and other Ukrainian bands, it’s never been more important than it is now!”
Fans can watch a video statement from the band on their Instagram here, along with direct links to support the band and their communities via donations.
Pre-orders for IMAGO continue to be available HERE:
IMAGO track listing:
1 – SOMEONE ELSE
2 – vein.mp3
3 – NON-HUMAN CLUB 2.0
4 – DNA molecule in a million of dimensions
5 – Slaughterhouse (ぬ死)
6 – OUTER SPACE
7 – 1M followers (feat. Denis Stoff)
8 – OCEAN OF MADNESS
9 – FACE TO FACE
10 – IMAGO
11 – Brahmastra
12 – serial killer
13 – ULTRABEAT (feat. alyona alyona)
14 – ellipsis…
SPACE OF VARIATIONS is:
Dmytro Kozhukhar – vocals
Olexii Zatserkovnyi – guitar, vocals
Anton Kasatkin – bass
Tymofii Kasatkin – drums
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