Cognitive band photo 2022

Cognitive join Metal Blade Records roster

It is with immense pleasure that we announce our signing to Metal Blade Records!,” says Cognitive guitarist Rob Wharton. Formed in New Jersey in 2011, Cognitive’s intent on creating bone-shattering death metal, devastating everything in its path with abstract dissonant melodies and time signatures, is the definitive metal statement needed for 2022.

After releasing an EP and full length, Cognitive signed to Unique Leader Records in 2016 and released their album ‘Deformity,’ which showed the bands dedication to their craft within a tale about their home states own legend about the Jersey Devil. Ramping up their tour schedule, the band continued to write and push themselves within the genre with technicality, speed, brutality, and songwriting, which came to shine through even more on the 2018 release ‘Matricide,’ which displayed more focused effort while increasing speed and technicality even more. The band wasted no time in their touring schedule and hit the road supporting Fit for an Autopsy, Rivers of Nihil, Through the Eyes of the Dead, Vulvodynia, Lorna Shore and others, along with an appearance at Maryland Deathfest. Cognitive has become a touring machine with one goal in mind – always move forward.

Now with the release of their new album ‘Malevolent Thoughts of a Hastened Extinction,’ the band has displayed more diversity and song writing more than ever, and proves yet again they are never scared to explore new concepts musically and explore new territory.

Cognitive Line Up:
Rob Wharton: Guitars
Harry Lannon: guitars
Shane Jost: vocals
Tyler Capone-Vitale: bass
AJ Viana: Drums

Ready to unleash their modern metallic riffage outside of their home-state borders, Cognitive are lined up for dates across the US with more to be announced soon.

Cognitive On Tour 2022:

20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Sovereign
22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Blackforge Coffee II
23 – Canton, OH @ Buzzbin
24 – Rochester, NY @ Photo City Music Hall
26 – Columbus, OH @ Summit Music Hall
27 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Papa Pete’s
28 – Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
29 – Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s
30 – Green Bay, WI @ Tarelton Theatre

1 – Lafayette, IN @ North End Pub
2 – Indianapolis, IN @ Black Cirlce
3 – Louisville, KY @ Magbar
4 – Chattanooga, TN @ Ziggy’s Music Box
5 – Atlanta, GA @ SabbathBrewing
6 – Norfolk, VA @ Riffhouse
7 – Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar
8 – Mechanicsburg, PA @ Lovedraft Brewing Co.

A furious slab of heartfelt rage, showcasing the band’s signature speed and technicality while incorporating new levels of melody and emotion” – KERRANG!

Technical guitar riffs and guttural vocals rip side by side with a bludgeoning rhythm section for big results” – DECIBEL

Press release courtesy of Metal Blade Records

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