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 Invisible Oranges to premiere “Nightmares Of Our Own Design I: Echoes of Prejudice”.
*You can listen to Svengahli – “Nightmares Of Our Own Design I: “Echoes of Prejudice” HERE
*You can also listen to Single #1 Svengahli – “Writing on the Wall” Ft. Obscura guitarist Rafael Trujillo HERE
Invisible Oranges Comments On The Premiere of “Echoes of Prejudice”
“One thing I immediately respect about this song is that it asks for a bit of patience with its extended introduction; trust me, though, the mood-building is worth it. Svengahli banks on that emotional pull (and the requisite level of attention), so it’s not just the precision of the artists’ technicality that makes this music worth diving into. Doubtlessly, though, there’s no need to wax poetic about the amount of raw talent shared among the group here (which also sees Charlie Eron of WAIT and Matt Rossa also of Exist). It’s better instead to just recognize how synergistic this project feels despite the music’s sometimes angular, harsh attack — like how this particular song closes out, it’s heavy as fuck in all the right and jagged ways.”
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