id. – Sagittarius A (2015)
RIYL = Opeth, Sleepy Time Gorilla Museum, Gojira, Devin Townsend
“Interesting new Canadian band that has an intricate, intensely dark approach to their sound. These guys really know how to create some amazing grooves and atmospheres that really never let up.” – Prog Metal Zone
“As hard hitting as Opeth and as guttural as you can be, while still maintaining the complexity of progressive music.” – DJ Vengeance, Midlands Metalheads Radio
“Progressive Metal band id. and their brand new EP, entitled Sagittarius A, which will take you on a relatively short but very interesting expedition through several music genres, from World Music to Death Metal. Longtime fans of Opeth, Gojira and Mastodon will quickly fall in love with id., while others might be positively surprised with the depth offered in the music by this Vancouver-based group.” – The Headbanging Moose
“it is metal at its most beautiful. Reminding me very much of Opeth, Sagittarius A is melodic and moving. There are emotional tempo and tone changes, particularly in the track Humanity’s Cry. I love that Saggitarius A takes you on an exciting, emotional journey with its dark melodies and heavy vocals. At just four tracks, it’s a short yet satisfying listen, leaving you feeling like you’ve completed a great journey with some wonderful music” – Metal Head Blog
“This EP had me impressed.” – Canadian Beats
All songs composed by Alex Dubreuil
Lyrics written by Jason Pennington
Produced by Kevin Thiessen and id
Recorded by Darren Lee at Aurora Studios
Mix and Master by Kevin Thieseen
Mixing Assitant: Evan Arnott
Graphic design by TyAra Arts
Photography by Derek Carr at Visions in Pixels
EP line up is:
Kris DeBoer – drums
Tyson Araszewski – rhythm guitar
Jason Pennington – lead vocals
Alex Dubreuil – lead guitars, bass, back up vocals
Shared Stage w/:
Expain, Alchemy Chamber, 88 Mile Trip, Tribune
L-R = Tyson Arasaewski – Guitars | Alex Dubreuil – Guitars | Jason Pennington – Vocals | Kris DeBoer – Drums
With songwriting that is a progressive, heavy and catharsis, Vancouver, BC’s id. is a multi-layered metal force. Inspired by Sigmund Freud’s theory on the levels of the human psyche, the band’s front line introduction of their subconscious tendencies is unleashed in their debut EP ‘Sagittarius A’ due out Feb 10, 2015.
Written by guitarist Alex Dubreuil with words backed by Jason Pennington, the EP touches on topics such as inner struggle, world views, self-awareness to what’s beyond in outer space.
“We want people to connect with our message and enjoy the diversity of our sound. The music has evolved from quite unstructured abstract ideas to come around to find a comfort zone with no borders.” comments vocalist Jason Pennington.
Employing a style that is different compared to other progressive bands. id transcend genres in their four track debut, which features Vancouver metal scene veterans lyricist and vocalist Jason Pennington (Makaria), drummer Kris DeBoer (Grudge, Infernal Majesty, Artep), rhythm guitarist Tyson Araszewski (AutumnEx) and guitarist Alex Dubreuil (My Own Chaos) who also does bass on the EP.
With more songs in their arsenal for a full length to follow their EP and influenced by bands such as Opeth, Mastodon, Devin Townsend, Gojira, and Augury, id is sharing with metallers what’s to come as they push forward to put themselves on the map.
Band Fact: The story behind the EP Title: ‘Sagittarius A’ is the name of the black hole in the center of our galaxy. The idea comes from a fundamental belief in a scientific world view, free of religious influence and tyranny. It outlines how people are susceptible to believe things without evidence if it appeals to their vanity, as opposed to being presented with evidence and being able to accept something that is inherently contradictory to their intuition.