EURO PROGRESSIVE METAL CREW MYCELIA RELEASE STUNNING SOPHOMORE ALBUM!
With an expansive collection of influences and an intoxicating presence that draws from the progressive and technical metal musings of The Human Abstract, The Faceless, Meshuggah, and Between the Buried and Me, Mycelia have sculptured an engaging sound that will utterly consume you.
Born in the idyllic Swiss mountain town of Le Croix, Mycelia’s fiercely robust blend of hard-edged progressive metal is the perfect example of a band rebelling against their surroundings. Founded in 2010 by Mike Schmid (Guitarist) and Marc Trummer (Drums) who had a strong fondness for the likes of The Human Abstract, Meshuggah, and The Dillinger Escape Plan, Mike and Marc soon began to lay down their very first tracks, and within a matter of months, the duo managed to assemble a full line-up with Patrick Küng joining on second guitar, Roy Sonderegger on bass, and vocalist Marc Fürer, stepping up to add another layer to the band’s already formidable sound. The Swiss slayers then went on to cultivate an impressive following in their homeland by releasing two digital EPs and by supporting the likes of Carnifex, Veil of Maya, Suffokate, and Maroon, along the way.
Regrettably, just before the release of their 2012 debut album ‘Isolator’, Guitarist Patrick left the band and the quartet spent much of the year regrouping, writing for a record, and playing a series of profile shows in Switzerland and Austria. During the later part of 2012, the rejuvenated foursome hit the studio with Jocke Skog (guitarist of Clawfinger) at the helm and started work on their sophomore album ‘Nova’.
The rambunctious four-piece came out of the studio with an explosive record. The album instantly takes off at breakneck speed with frantic drumming, searing riffs, and deep growls with the opener ‘‘Shmashmortion’, which buries itself deep within your eardrums. The pace continues with the stabbing groove of ‘Ectoparasite’, before the ambient dynamism of ‘Dopamine’ glides you to another dimension. Next up, the twisted texturing of ‘C.O.R.P’ clearly illustrates the band’s diversity and deftness, while the three part attack of ‘The Golden Ratio’ further exhibits the quartet’s indisputable power and guile as they weave and pound your inner cranium to marvellous effect.
== MYCELIA RELEASE ‘NOVA’ ON 15th JULY 2013 THROUGH ALL DIGITAL STORES ==