Dasein is the forthcoming debut full-length from Canadian neoclassical-influenced tech death unit, FIRST FRAGMENT.
Set for release on May 20th via Unique Leader Records, the eleven-track Dasein boasts a fierce mix of over-the-top drum tirades, complex neoclassical-influenced guitar work, endless solos, Flamenco and clean guitar passages, proggy death metal bass work and a varied dual vocal approach. Dasein was captured at Humanoise Studios with Mathieu Marcotte (Augury, Humanoid), mixed by Hugues Deslauriers (Augury, Defilementory, Vengeful etc.), and features guest appearances from current and former members of Spawn Of Possession, Obscura, Inferi, Augury, and Elderoth, as well as artwork by Sam Nelson (Incandescence, Wayfarer, Stoic Dissention).
In advance of its release, today Invisible Oranges is pleased to premiere first single/album opener “Le Serment De Tsion,” noting, “FIRST FRAGMENT is cut from the same technical death metal cloth as their label mates Arkaik, or the more well-known Obscura – former member Christian Münzner contributes a guest solo on Dasein – but draw influence from technical power metal bands like Racer X, as well as traditional flamenco. All those elements are on display in ‘Le Serment De Tsion.'”
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Preorder bundles for Dasein are currently available HERE.
Spawned in 2007 as a bedroom side-project by rhythm guitarist Gabriel Brault-Pilon, vocalist/lead guitarist Philippe Tougas and lead vocalist David Alexandre Brault-Pilon, the Québécois trio evolved into a full-fledged band with the sole intention of creating the catchiest, most aggressive and multifarious music possible. Influenced by only the sickest modern extreme metal bands (Spawn Of Possession, Gorod, Martyr, Capharnaum, Origin, Necrophagist etc.), ’90s progressive death (Theory In Practice, Crypt Of Kerberos, Atheist, Cynic), Flamenco music and ’80s neoclassical/power metal (Tony MacAlpine, Joey Tafolla, Racer X, Helstar, Yngwie Malmsteen) and being the only band from their country and in their subgenre to proudly sing solely in French, their diverse sound would quickly prove to be a force with which to be reckoned.
Following numerous demo recordings in 2008 and 2009, FIRST FRAGMENT self-released their highly-praised debut EP, The Afterthought Ecstasy, in 2010 and later recruited bassist Vincent Savary and drummer Philippe Boucher. The band played frequent shows throughout 2011 and 2012 and began putting the finishing touches on the material that would make its way on to their debut full-length. Soon after entering Humanoise Studios with Mathieu Marcotte at the control desk however, Boucher fled the band. Not to be deterred, the remaining FIRST FRAGMENT members joined proverbial forces with session drummer Troy Fullert on of Severed Savior for the completion of the album.
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