St. Albans’ post-hardcore heroes Enter Shikari have today announced the details of their upcoming studio album, The Mindsweep. With a release date of 10 January set in stone, the 12-track album will be released through Ambush Reality & Play It Again Sam.

The annouoncement of this album is accompanied by a selection of UK & European Tour Dates throughout January and February, and you can see those dates below.

On the subject of The Mindsweep, frontman Rou Reynolds had the following to say: “We pushed ourselves vocally with some of the rawest angriest vocals we’ve ever done as well as some of the most dulcet and delicate. It’s even more diverse than normal as we’ve built more confidence and fearlessness to widen our influences further. Melody and aggression will always be an important side of what we do, but with this album there was also a concerted effort to concentrate on texture too. Alongside the core of our guitar, bass, drums, electronics set-up, there’s so much new instrumentation and orchestration. Writing for and recording woodwind, brass and strings was so rewarding and really felt like it brought a new dimension to the music. Just can’t wait to play these songs live now!

The album artwork, which consists of a human silhouette and the classic Enter Shikari triangle in and amongst nerve cells, is below.

The album will consist of 12 songs, with many of those having references to Science, Sociology and Politics. The tracklisting is as follows:

1. The Appeal & The Mindsweep I
2. The One True Colour
3. Anaesthetist
4. The Last Garrison
5. Never Let Go Of The Microscope
6. Myopia
7. Torn Apart
8. interlude
9. The Bank Of England
10. There’s A Price On Your Head
11. Dear Future Historians…
12. The Appeal & The Mindsweep II

The first single to be released from The Mindsweep is as of yet unknown, but we can expect a video for it soon. What we do have now, though, is a live video for Anaesthetist, which the band have been playing live throughout the summer.

Full pre-order details for the album, as well as tickets for their UK/Europe tour, will be announced and on sale tomorrow at noon. Tour dates can be seen below, and tickets are available from www.entershikari.com

JANUARY 2015
FRI 09 BRUSSELS, BE – AB BOX
SAT 10 AMSTERDAM, NE – MELKWEG
SUN 11 HEREFORD, DE – X
WED 14 NUREMBERG, DE – HIRSCH
THU 15 BERLIN, DE – KESSELHAUS

FEBRUARY 2015
MON 02 PARIS, FR – LA CIGALE
TUE 03 SOLOTHURN, CH – KOFMEAL
WED 04 LYON, FR – TRANSBORDEUR
THU 05 MILAN, IT – MAGAZZINI GENERALI
SAT 07 LEIPZIG, DE – HELLRAISER
SUN 08 VIENNA, AUT – ARENAN
MON 09 MUNICH, DE – MUFFATHALLE
TUE 10 WUERZBURG, DE – POSTHALLE
WED 11 COLOGNE, DE – LIVE MUSIC HALL
FRI 13 HAMBURG, DE – DOCKS
SAT 14 FRANKFURT, DE – BATSCHKAPP
MON 16 PORTSMOUTH, UK – PYRAMIDS
TUE 17 CARDIFF, UK – YPLAS
WED 18 WOLVERHAMPTON, UK – CIVIC
FRI 20 MANCHESTER, UK – ACADEMY
SAT 21 GLASGOW, UK – BARROWLAND
SUN 22 MIDDLESBROUGH, UK – TOWN HALL
TUE 24 CAMBRIDGE, UK – CORN EXCHANGE
WED 25 NORWICH, UK – UEA
THUR 26 LONDON, UK – ROUNDHOUSE