Emerging progressive death metal project Svengahli recently announced the upcoming release of their debut effort, Nightmares Of Our Own Design. The EP will see release on Friday, March 6th. Born from the mind of Exist (Prosthetic Records) bassist Alex Weber, Svengahli aims to chart a unique course between all that progressive death metal and eccentric progressive metal has to offer when combined together.
Notable guest musicians such as Exist (Prosthetic Records) guitarist Matt Rossa, WAIT (The Artisan Era) guitarist Charlie Eron, and drum programming help from Anup Sastry lend their considerable talents throughout Nightmares Of Our Design. In addition, high-profile guest guitar spots from Obscura guitarist Rafael Trujillo and Gorguts/Dysrhythmia guitarist Kevin Hufnagel add another unique addition to the material.
Svengahli – Nightmares Of Our Own Design is strongly recommended for fans of groups that have inspired the project which includes Meshuggah, Gorguts, Death, Ihsahn, Olivier Messiaen, Scott Walker, Michael Formanek, Decapitated, Opeth, Elliott Smith, Portal, King Crimson, Bill Evans, The Beatles, The Claudia Quintet/John Hollenbeck, Thelonious Monk, and Tim Berne.
Svengahli partnered with Everything Is Noise to premiere “Nightmares Of Our Own Design III: Our Hate Ignited”.
*You can listen to “Nightmares Of Our Own Design III: Our Hate Ignited” HERE
*You can also listen to Single #2 “Nightmares Of Our Own Design I: “Echoes of Prejudice” HERE
*You can also listen to Single #1 “Writing on the Wall” Ft. Obscura guitarist Rafael Trujillo HERE
Everything Is Noise Comments On The Premiere of “Our Hate Ignited”
“There are a host of things happening on this track that showcase a variety of influences and their skillful integration into a cohesive idea. The building anticipation that brings the song slowly to a boil with a layered vocal approach and patient instrumentation that is restrained yet effective. Some math-leaning grooves and riffs make the midsection a joy to listen to while the unwavering vocals remain an anchor point for the listener. There are also moments of dissonance as the song winds down, ending the whole affair with a sense of dread. It’s a nice sampling of what makes Svengahli unique and their debut EP so exciting.”
Svengahli – Nightmares Of Our Own Design Pre-order Link
Svengahli – Nightmares Of Our Own Design Track Listing
1. Writing On The Wall
2. Nightmares Of Our Own Design Part I: Echoes Of Prejudice
3. Nightmares Of Our Own Design Part II: Adrift
4. Nightmares Of Our Own Design Part III: Our Hate Ignited
Svengahli – Nightmares Of Our Own Design Line-Up
Alex Weber (Exist, Ex-Jeff Loomis) – Bass, Vocals, Drum Programming
Matt Rossa (Exist) – Guitars
Anup Sastry (Ex-Skyharbor, Ex- Jeff Loomis) – Drum Production, Drum Programming
Charlie Eron (WAIT) – Guitars, Synths
*Rafael Trujillo (Obscura) – Guest Solo on Writing On The Wall
*Kevin Hufnagel (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia) – Guest Solo on Nightmares II: Adrift
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