Home Metal Music The Zenith Passage: Progressive Loss of life Steel Outfit to Launch “Datalysium” Full-Size July twenty first By way of Steel Blade Information

The Zenith Passage: Progressive Loss of life Steel Outfit to Launch “Datalysium” Full-Size July twenty first By way of Steel Blade Information

The Zenith Passage: Progressive Loss of life Steel Outfit to Launch “Datalysium” Full-Size July twenty first By way of Steel Blade Information


– Might fifteenth, 2022 –

“Lexicontagion” Video/Single Unleashed + Pre-orders Obtainable

Photograph by Stephanie Cabral

Watch THE ZENITH PASSAGE’s “Lexicontagion” video HERE

Los Angeles-based progressive dying metallic practitioners THE ZENITH PASSAGE will unleash their towering Datalysium full-length on July twenty first by way of Steel Blade Information, at this time unveiling the report’s cowl artwork, first single, and pre-orders.

Whereas far too many progressive and technical dying metallic bands are completely satisfied to stroll the identical path and stick with a tried-and-true sound, on their second full-length THE ZENITH PASSAGE forges new and exhilarating territory. From begin to end, Datalysium is pushed by creativeness and performed by artists who’ve full command of their devices, creating one thing that stands out of any pack whereas sustaining what made them such a riveting proposition within the first place.

That includes overhauled lineup that sees unique guitarist/keyboardist/backing vocalist Justin McKinney joined by guitarist Christopher Beattie (Dreamer), vocalist Derek Rydquist (ex-The Faceless, John Frum) and bassist Brandon Giffin (ex-The Faceless, Cynic), Datalysium finds the band additional pushing disparate influences to the forefront of their sound.

The band elaborates, “There’s all the time been issues that have been subtly executed on earlier releases, like jazz fusion passages, dissonant black metallic, synth, and orchestral parts, in addition to singing. What we haven’t executed earlier than is put these influences and concepts extra upfront within the songwriting and manufacturing. Singing has turn into a fairly distinguished a part of a few of these songs, in addition to synth orchestration and actually eerie, dissonant, pissed off black metallic affect. We’re doing all of this whereas making an attempt to inform a harmonic and lyrical story that retains the listener engaged and questioning what may occur subsequent.”

The result’s the proper marriage of technical head-fuckery, environment, melody, and shifting dynamics, consistently demanding the listener’s undivided consideration. From opener “The Axiom Of Error” with its stop-start assault to the agitated, richly textured and unstoppable “Synaptic Depravation,” or the dramatic, lush and epic closing title observe, THE ZENITH PASSAGE is relentlessly artistic and insistently push their sound in fascinating, engrossing instructions.

Prematurely of the discharge of Datalysium, at this time the band unleashes first single, “Lexicontagion,” noting of the observe, “‘Lexicontagion’ is a illustration of your complete musical spectrum from the band. It’s a tune that takes you on a loopy journey, with quick speeds and surprising turns, whereas sustaining a well-recognized motif all through the piece. We wished to focus on the dynamics of the band on a compositional degree and manufacturing degree. So there’s a variety of depth to it, the place the listener can uncover a brand new factor to the music upon every pay attention. Which is the case for your complete report, it’s a wild experience.

Watch the video for “Lexicontagion” at THIS LOCATION.

Datalysium was recorded between McKinney’s dwelling studio and Rydquist’s house, with some vocals tracked at Flatline Audio with Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Wake), who additionally blended the album. McKinney dealt with the monitoring, whereas they introduced in Ryan Williams (The Black Dahlia Homicide, John Frum) to supply a few of the bass and vocals. Having been associates with Williams for years, it felt pure to have him be part of the recording course of, whereas Otero additionally contributed profoundly. A longtime good friend of McKinney, that is the primary time they’ve really collaborated on a report. “Dave is the type of dude that simply will get it, when going for the sound or thought we take into account, even bringing an thought to gentle that we by no means even thought to do and collaborating and increasing on these concepts additional. We have been anticipating some actually epic stuff from Dave, however the finish results of that has proved to be far more than these expectations.

Datalysium might be launched on normal LP, limited-edition LP, CD, and digital codecs. For pre-orders, go to: metalblade.com/thezenithpassage

THE ZENITH PASSAGE will be a part of labelmates Allegaeon for a brief run of dwell dates starting tonight in Las Vegas, Nevada with extra reveals to be introduced within the weeks to return.

5/15/2023 Backstage Bar – Las Vegas, NV w/ Allegaeon
5/16/2023 Full Circle Brewery – Fresno, CA w/ Allegaeon
5/17/2023 Outdated Ironsides – Sacramento, CA w/ Allegaeon

5/18/2023 Bossanova Ballroom – Portland, OR w/ Allegaeon
5/19/2023 Modified Ghost Competition – Vancouver, BC w/ Allegaeon
5/20/2023 The Massive Dipper – Spokane, WA
5/22/2023 Ribald Brewing – Nevada Metropolis, CA
5/23/2023 Neck Of The Woods – San Francisco, CA

Datalysium Observe Itemizing:
1. The Axiom Of Error
2. Algorithmic Salvation
3. Lexicontagion
4. Synaptic Depravation
5. Deletion Cult
6. Divinertia I
7. Divinertia II
8. Automated Twilight
9. Datalysium

Justin McKinney – guitars
Christopher Beattie – guitars
Brandon Giffin – bass
Derek Rydquist – vocals




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