more from
Sky Lantern Records

The Exalted King

by The Cosmic Dead

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Digital downloads are available direct from the band at
    Purchasable with gift card

      €1,000 EUR


  • Exalted King 2xLP Color Vinyl
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Beautiful double LP reissue in gatefold sleeve on Cardinal Fuzz and Sky Lantern Records. Be sure to select which of the three color variants you would like when ordering - it's listed right above where you enter how much you are paying! Eco color variants are made using recycled color vinyl!

    European/UK customers go to CF for better shipping rates.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The Exalted King via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Sold Out

Anaphora 20:51


The Exalted King was the Cosmic Dead's follow up to their 2011 self-titled debut, which was for many the definitive mind expanding statement of the last ten years. Now, their second opus at last has a repressing on double-LP format with a very eye popping reworking of the original artwork on a heavy card gatefold sleeve.

From the Icarus-like trance ascension of opener "The Exalted King", the band enters to a deeply mind-blowing interplay between trip-rock experiments and cosmic ambition. Each album side is uninterrupted, a continuous stream of deep spaced out zones recalling the rich tones and pulse of your early 1970s kosmische heroes with latter day stoned-out psychedelia. Sometimes wandering in silently dark semi-acoustic mysteries of the cosmos, and in the next moment orbiting to walls of sound with outer space echoes and alien atmospheres.

The Cosmic Dead know how to ride the edge of groove and gently cut back to spacey atmospherics to superb effect. The record explodes their sound in all directions; spacier, trippier, headier, and far more expansive than ever. Revivalists have attempted to capture and modernize the sound, and retro enthusiasts have grappled in authenticity, but the Dead are beyond: they ARE that sound! It's music floating so naturally that it immediately puts the listener into a state where time seems to disappear. They invite you to experience intense flashbacks of tribal British space rock and classic krautrock bubbled through a psych filter. A cosmic fan's nirvana. Not to be missed!

Originally released on the Cosmik Eye label, this new repress comes via Cardinal Fuzz (UK) and Sky Lantern Records (US). Exalted King is available in a jagged combined edition of 557 copies: 150 on black vinyl, 182 color variant A, and 225 color variant B.

"Lysergic acid diethylamidian monstrous waves of sonic colour, we've landed home, inside a black hole of fuck" - Beard Rock

"The three tracks here make up 70 minutes of free-roaming psych-rock that could make straightedge Fugazi man Ian MacKaye feel like he was seriously tripping off his balls" – Soundblab

“Listen close enough to the 34-minute opening title track of The Cosmic Dead‘s The Exalted King and I’m pretty sure you can hear the universe expand” The Obelisk


released April 3, 2017

Omar Aborida: Bass & Chants
Lewish Cook: Synths & Chants
Julian Dicken: Drums & Samples
James McKay: Guitar & Chants


all rights reserved



The Cosmic Dead Glasgow, UK

contact / help

Contact The Cosmic Dead

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like The Cosmic Dead, you may also like: