– June twenty first, 2022 –
Hailing from historic Athens, Greece, W.E.B. loosed their Steel Blade debut album Colosseum upon the world in November of 2021. At this time, the band is proud to launch a brand new music video for the title observe that highlights the band’s hometown headlining present in Athens, Greece. Watch now on YouTube right here: youtu.be/Q9vdJaXUZic
When requested for a remark, the band provided: “W.E.B.’s philosophy was at all times about reside efficiency. Not solely can we love taking part in reside however, we would like the viewers to expertise our music with us. Our headline live performance in our hometown, Athens – Greece was an ideal alternative for us to have a full manufacturing reside present and make a music video out of it to offer you what W.E.B. is basically all about in the case of reside gigs. “Colosseum” is considered one of our most intense songs, lyrically impressed by the story of Spartacus. To us, this track at all times meant loads, thus it was the title observe of our 2021 full size album all the best way from the second it was composed.“
Since forming in 2002, Greece’s W.E.B. have steadily solid a path to changing into one of many premier European symphonic excessive steel bands expressing darkness and dying via adrenaline and poetry. An output that’s each candid and theatrical, W.E.B. is right here to maneuver you, provoke you, and invite you on a journey via ravendark and starless nights. With 4 albums already below their collective belt, 2021′s fifth full-length, Colosseum, which was recorded, blended, and mastered in Sound Abuse Manufacturing Studio in Athens by Psychon and produced by the band’s personal Sakis Prekas, is inarguably the band’s best and most direct work so far. Combining the brutal with the catchy and drenching it in orchestrations that solely serve to develop its epic scale, Colosseum is an exhilarating, gripping pay attention with every of its 9 tracks taking part in an necessary half within the album as a complete, making it clear that W.E.B. stands toe-to-toe with anybody of their style.
With Colosseum, the band welcomes two new members: drummer Nikitas Mandolas, who joined following the recording of 2017′s Tartarus and whose taking part in is completely suited to the music W.E.B. creates, and bassist/vocalist Hel Pyre. “Aside from the nice lyrics and the right bass efficiency, she provided her brutal and clear vocals on many components of the album, leaving her personal mark of fireside. It is a fully new factor for W.E.B. that actually gave a singular character to the fabric.“
In titling Colosseum, W.E.B. draw comparisons with the previous and current, in usually brutal type. “The Colosseum was the well-known gigantic area in Rome to offer the individuals ‘meals and spectacle,’ whereas what it really did was to quench the mob’s thirst for blood and violence and preserve their minds away from considering; form of an historical TV-brainwash machine,” notes Sakis. “Individuals these days appear to be thirsty for blood greater than ever. They search violence in virtually the whole lot. You possibly can see it in social media, within the streets – even a easy combat between children in a schoolyard attracts the opposite children, to not separate however to look at. People miss the Colosseum and what it gave to their violent nature, although they are going to by no means admit it. The title Colosseum is the irony of giving them what they secretly need. Perhaps then they are going to begin to perceive what they see of their mirror and hopefully it should trouble them.“