earMusicDeep Purple has revealed the official release date of its forthcoming studio album, inFinite, which will hit stores on April 7.
Fans can get a preview of the record by checking out an official lyric video to one of the new tracks, “Time for Bedlam,” that premiered recently on the earMusic label’s YouTube channel.
“Time for Bedlam” begins ominously, with an electronically altered voice chanting dark lyrics like, “Descending the cold steps of the institution for the politically insane/Never to be seen again.” It then transitions into a hard-rocking, keyboard-driven tune that includes the chorus, “Don’t want no pity for me in this filthy cell/ I’ll see you in hell.”
Fans who pre-order the digital version of inFinite instantly get a free download of “Time for Bedlam.” A limited-edition EP featuring the song, as well as non-album tracks and previously unreleased recordings, will be released on February 3.
Singer Ian Gillan offers up a somewhat perplexing explanation of the new album’s title, noting, “If you take it literally you may, quite reasonably, think the ‘Finite’ part of the word describes the life of Deep Purple, with a clear beginning and a nebulous end; but what of the ‘in’ bit?”
“The word infinite is a three-dimensional double edged sword,” he goes on to explain. “It describes something that goes on forever in all directions; not unlike its temporal equivalent ‘Eternal.’ What’s that all about?”
A documentary about the making of inFinite includes behind-the-scenes footage of Deep Purple in the studio with producer Bob Ezrin. It’ll be included with deluxe editions of the album and will be shown at select events in conjunction with inFinite‘s release.
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