PARAGNOSIS: MetalSucks Premieres “Zodiac Wheel” Psychedelic Visualizer From NYC Instrumental/Progressive Metal Trio; Eponymous Second EP Set For June 21st Release

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PARAGNOSIS channel the proggy side of mastodon with ‘Zodiac Wheel.’” – MetalSucks

MetalSucks is today hosting the exclusive premiere of “Zodiac Wheel,” the new single from New York City-based progressive/instrumental metal trio PARAGNOSIS. The song is found on the band’s eponymous second EP, nearing June release, and is delivered through a mind-bending visualizer video.

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.

The EP’s new single, “Zodiac Wheel,” is delivered through a psychedelic visualizer directed by John Gabrial and edited by Chris Cush. Bassist Tom Salyer reveals, “For this song, our writing process was pretty much the same as usual. However, I’m super happy with the outcome, because I think we show our range, from groovy, to chill and pretty, to insanely heavy, in a natural way. Fun fact: this song was called ‘Fuck Time’ because we were struggling with some of the timing of the riffs. Eventually we started playing with the concept of time and that’s how we landed on ‘Zodiac Wheel.’”

MetalSucks writes, “If you’re a fan of Crack The Skye-era Mastodon but wish it had zero vocals, then this track from New York-based progressive metal outfit PARAGNOSIS is exactly what you’re looking for. Released ahead of the trio’s sophomore self-titled EP, ‘Zodiac Wheel’ is nearly five minutes of spacey, layered instrumental goodness.”

Transport yourself through the PARAGNOSIS’ inter-dimensional “Zodiac Wheel” at MetalSucks RIGHT HERE.

The Paragnosis EP will be self-released digitally on June 21st. Find preorders where other songs are streaming at Bandcamp HERE, find digital presaves HERE, and watch the “Ataraxy” video HERE, and their Silver Cord Session 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 Christian Realmuto and 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, 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.