VESANIA, the Polish symphonic black metal act that features current and former members of BEHEMOTH, DIMMU BORGIR, VADER, and DECAPITATED, have been toiling for over a decade. The band’s fourth full-length album, and first since 2007, Deus Ex Machina, is finally scheduled for release on October 28, 2014 via Metal Blade Records. The brand new track, “Innocence,” can be heard below.
Orion – guitars and voices
Daray – drums
Siegmar – synths and samples
Heinrich – bass
Valeo – guitars
There’s no singular unifying lyrical concept on Deus Ex Machina, but there’s a main theme, a coherent and deliberate thread running from the title through the music. The title of the album is a term from ancient Greek tragedy and translates to “god from the machine”. The idea for the concept was that a machine, typically a rudimentary crane, would lower a thespian playing god onto the stage to solve the seemingly unsolvable conflict in the plot. In modern entertainment, the term has evolved to primarily refer to a cheap solution in a poorly written script or novel. Alternatively, VESANIA‘s Deus Ex Machina is a call for any kind of help or intervention because all of the lyrics on the album are hopeless and show characters in situations that leaves them powerless.
Polish gothic metal newcomers UNSUN, which features ex-VADER guitarist Mauser, have just posted an in-depth, behind-the-scenes clip into their new video for the track “Whispers,” which is from their much anticipated debut offering, The End of Life. The album is set for an Oct. 14th release throughout North America. Check out the video at the link below.
UNSUN have also already posted several tracks from The End Of Life on their official MySpace profile, so visit http://www.myspace.com/unsunmusic and experience one of the most promising new acts in the field of atmospheric heavy music.
Mauser further comments on his recent departure from VADER: “I would like to confirm the news about my departure from VADER and I would also like to explain the reasons for my decision, so that I can clear out all misconceptions and misinterpretations about it. For the past six months I have been very busy with UNSUN and I haven’t been able to fulfil my duties in both of the bands at the same time. I knew this was coming and I knew I would end up in a situation where I would have to decide if I should leave VADERor not. The upcoming UNSUN release, as well as very intensive promotion of the album made me realize that the moment to leave has come.
“Therefore I decided to focus entirely on UNSUN and nothing else. I have also felt the need to create something entirely new musically, something different than what I have done in the past. I would like to thank all VADER fans for the support you gave me during our shows, because these were really wonderful moments full of indescribable energy. I hope you can all understand my decision for choosing my own path because it is a virtue that we all always strive for… No one can tell us what music to listen to, no one can keep us from playing the music that we love… This is what I will always fight for!”
Consolidated by the sheer passion to play intense music, Mauser and Aya (vocals) knew upon their first rehearsals that it was their destiny to create music together. Their melancholic, dark and catchy riffs led by Aya’s highly melodic vocals were soon rounded out by drummer Vaaver (INDUKTI) and bassist Heinrich (VESANIA). This quartet quickly hit it off and created the epic tracks that compose their debut album. The pioneers of the new wave of gothic metal have arrived and the future of the genre looks very promising.