PARAGNOSIS: Decibel Magazine Streams Eponymous Second EP From NYC Instrumental/Progressive Metal Trio Ahead Of Its Release This Friday

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PARAGNOSIS is an instrumental group from New York City whose influences and abilities span the gamut of musical experience.” – Decibel Magazine

As New York City-based progressive/instrumental metal trio PARAGNOSIS prepares to release their eponymous second EP tomorrow, Decibel Magazine is hosting an exclusive advance stream of the record.

Upon seeing PARAGNOSIS perform live, Silver Cord Studio co-owner Jamie Uertz – who owns and operates the studio with Gojira’s Joe Duplantier – wanted to capture their live experience in the studio. The band recorded six songs live in the studio, which were produced, mixed, and mastered by Uertz, and will now see release as PARAGNOSIS’ eponymous EP, the package completed with cover art by Shane Harrington.

With the Paragnosis EP on the eve of its release, bassist Thomas Salyer offers, “It’s hard to put into words how it feels to finally be putting out this EP. I’m just so excited for our modern sound to be out there. I can’t wait to see what people think about what we’re doing because I think it really is unique and something every kind of music fan can enjoy.”

Decibel writes with their advance stream of the record, “The word ‘paragnosis’ pertains to knowledge or wisdom granted by a higher power, and in the eyes and ears of the band by the same word, music is the greatest expression of that power. PARAGNOSIS is an instrumental group from New York City whose influences and abilities span the gamut of musical experience. Therefore, Decibel is pleased to present that experience to you today in the form of the band’s new self-titled EP.”

Stream PARAGNOSIS’ entire new EP early at Decibel Magazine RIGHT HERE.

Paragnosis will be self-released digitally this Friday, June 21st. Find preorders at Bandcamp HERE, find digital presaves HERE, and watch the EP videos for “Zodiac Wheel” HERE and “Ataraxy” video HERE.

PARAGNOSIS will celebrate the EP’s arrival with a hometown release show at the Knitting Factory At Baker Falls on July 6th. Watch for additional shows to be announced in the days ahead.

7/06/2024 Knitting Factory At Baker Falls – New York, NY *release show w/ Added Color, Astral Cadence, Letallis [tickets]

The term “paragnosis” means knowledge obtained from a higher power; in the eyes of this band, this power is music. Native New Yorkers, guitarist Christian Realmuto and drummer Moïse Scott, started playing music together when they met in elementary school. Over the years the two stayed close, growing together through music. In 2012, bassist Thomas Salyer moved to New York and met Realmuto at The New School For Jazz And Contemporary Music. The two connected quickly through their mutual love for both jazz and metal and the three musicians united under the PARAGNOSIS moniker in 2015.

Playing locally across the vast NYC metropolitan area, PARAGNOSIS has amassed a solid fanbase in the music community, having played notable venues such as The Knitting Factory, Webster Hall, and Saint Vitus Bar, opening for bands such as Binary Code, Oceans Of Slumber, and Added Color. In 2017, the band released their first EP, Clarity In Three, including the track “Hindsight,” the apex where the band realized their true calling was as an instrumental band. In 2018, PARAGNOSIS released the “Asthmatic” single which showed them honing the psychedelic, progressive sound they’re known for today.

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