||The new album from Rosetta is really happening. The group has made a series of announcements including that the full-length will be titled The Anaesthete and will be available as a pay-what-you-wish digital download on August 8th. The band is tracking it with Andrew Schneider at Studio G Brooklyn from July 1st-11th, and self-releasing it online. The artwork for the release is by Jordan Butcher/Work of Self and Ryan Clark of Invisible Creature. Also, the band will not be releasing the album on CD. Rosetta will also be supporting KEN Mode on tour in August.
Moreover, their final EP for Translation Loss has already been recorded and will be released in early 2014. This will still be a traditional release with a CD available.
Rosetta is partnering with different labels around the world for vinyl and other goodies. These will vary from continent to continent. Debemur Morti will handle the European physical release, while Monolith will be covering Australia. The album is being financed entirely by the band personally. The revenue from the digital download goes 100% back to helping them recoup that cost, and then toward pressing the North American vinyl.
The sludge metallers explained: "This is a big risk for us, but we feel that our listeners are a trustworthy bunch on the whole. Moreover, we want to find out whether releasing music completely independently is a sustainable way for a small band to operate. You get to decide what the album is worth to you, and pay that amount."
8/8 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter (w/ Weedeater)
8/9 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus
8/10 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie (part of This Is Hardcore)
8/11 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East Upstairs
8/14 - Rochester, NY - Bug Jar
8/15 - Albany, NY - Valentine's
8/16 - Newark, DE - Mojo Main
8/17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Smiling Moose
8/18 - Columbus, OH - Kobo Live
8/20 - Cleveland, OH - Now That's Class
8/21 - Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
8/22 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
8/23 - Joliet, IL - Mojoes (with Grace The Damned, no KEN Mode)