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Montreal, QC – January 9, 2018
For fans of Septicflesh, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Wardruna, Behemoth, Black Crown Initiate
Sci-Fi Metal XAEL Announces Debut Performance Supporting SEPTIC FLESH In Spartanburg, SC March 13th
Unleash New Single “SRAI (Chained To The Demon of Erring)”
L-R – Xolotl – Bass / Back Vocals, Tuurm – Lead Guitar / Back Vocals, Nassaru – Lead Vocalist / Guitar / Studio Drummer, Sorgiem – Lead Guitar
Photo Credit: Shannon Wells
Recently signing to Vancouver, BC’s TEST YOUR METAL RECORDS this past December and making their mark with their video “Apathy of The Immortal” along with free downloads of their latest tracks “The Last Arbiter” and “Watchers of Xan”, North Carolina sci-fi metallers XAEL announce their debut live performance as local support for the Septic Flesh, Dark Funeral and Thy Antichrist North American tour stop in Spartanburg, SC on March 13th (full details here).
XAEL vocalist / guitarist / studio drummer Nassaru comments:
“We are very excited for the opportunity to open for Septicflesh, Dark Funeral, and Thy Antichrist and especially for our debut show, which will be at Ground Zero (venue) in Spartanburg, SC. Our appearance here will mark the beginning of our live endeavors as we take our show on the road. Having the opportunity to open for music acts that we respect and as fans ourselves is the best way for us to kick off our journey!”
With the news of their debut show, XAEL is also sharing with fans their fourth single “SRAI (Chained To The Demon of Erring)” to follow their unique approach of releasing singles every month leading up to the release of their sci-fi adventure album “Last Arbiter” set for later release in 2018 via Test Your Metal Records.
The band shares an excerpt from the story album about the track and Srai, the name of the captured entity of the “Wayfarer.” People call it a demon and so forth, it is chained to the wayfarer, bound until death or until it is released.
“As I walk there is a demon behind me, stalking me. It’s chained to me and it curses me. I could cut this chain, but for some reason I cannot bring myself to do it. For all my shortcomings, I deserve the serpent and so forth, it stays with me at all times, lusting for my blood. Srai it calls itself, an entity from antiquity. We are not strangers to each other. To the contrary, we know each other quite well and for that there is a bond between Srai and I for it is cursed with an eternal hunger to ensure that I exist no more. It wants to kill me, but it knows my truth. For this I captured Srai myself knowing it will eventually consume me. Maybe in time, my purpose is to change the nature of this creature.”
Listen to “SRAI (Chained to the Demon of Erring)” at the following link:
XAEL tracks available for FREE download on Bandcamp at the following link: https://xaeloffical.bandcamp.com
Music Video – “Apathy of The Immortal”
Vocalist / guitarist / studio drummer Nassaru adds about their forthcoming debut album:
“We will have eight songs standard and two instrumental tracks. Instead of releasing an album upfront, we want fans to share in our progress in a musical series, releasing two songs a month to allow more time for fans to appreciate the work and for us to best represent the songs in some form of art to convey the entirety of our vision….The album series is called ‘The Last Arbiter’, referring to the protagonist’s mission in the story and his pursuit of an unattainable purpose in pacifying the destructive nature of the sentient world.” Nassaru adds. “It will be different and very diverse, but at its core it is extreme metal, melodies in abundance, and storytelling bard style! So I believe it will be refreshing…something different combining symphonic and folk elements with brutal metal…We want to paint a soundscape, a myriad of imaginative and diverse environments while exploring the complications of being sentient and self-aware.”
XAEL was founded by Nassaru of Rapheumets Well/Enthean as well as Sorgiem “Daniel Presnell,” Tuurm “Alex Rush” from Enthean, and Xolotl “Fernando Ortega” and features various guest artists. Vocalist / guitarist / studio drummer Nassaru describes the band’s music as “a thought provoking metal journey.”
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