PARAGNOSIS: New York City Instrumental / Progressive Metal Trio To Release Eponymous EP June 21st; New Tracks And Live Session Video Posted

photo by Derek Soto

New York City-based progressive/instrumental metal trio PARAGNOSIS will release their eponymous second EP in June.

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.

After seeing the band 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.

Since recording the Paragnosis EP, PARAGNOSIS returned to Silver Cord and played a live audio/video performance for the studio’s Silver Cord Sessions, which was produced by Duplantier.

Christian Realmuto reveals, “We met Jamie in 2019 after a show and he wanted us to come to his studio and record a record live as we do on stage. We didn’t know anything about the place, but once we heard the name Silver Cord, we were blown away since we’re all big Gojira fans. We were there for two days and essentially ran the record as a live set a few times until we were all happy with a take. A couple years later, Jamie asked us to come back and play while Joe listened through their new console. We ended up just running our newest material which eventually led to us doing the live session in January 2024.”

Several tracks from PARAGNOSIS’ eponymous EP are now streaming HERE. Also watch the band’s official video for the EP’s “Ataraxy” HERE, and their Silver Cord Session video HERE.

The Paragnosis EP will be self-released digitally on June 21st. Find Bandcamp preorders HERE and other digital presaves HERE.

Watch for further previews of the record to drop over the weeks ahead.

Paragnosis Track Listing:
1. Learned Behavior
2. Ataraxy
3. Inverted Rehabilitation
4. Zodiac Wheel
5. Primeval
6. Shoot The Moon

PARAGNOSIS is booking shows for the Spring and Summer months, including a free outdoor show at Washington Square Park on May 5th and a show in Philly May 6th. Watch for additional shows to be announced.

5/05/2024 Washington Square Park – New York, NY
5/06/2024 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA w/ Unprocessed

Christian Realmuto – guitar
Thomas Salyer – bass
Moïse Scott – drums

photo by Rebecca Enis