Montreal, QC – May 28, 2021
For Fans of Ulcerate, Deathspell Omega
Out Now! “Pages” From Canadian Blackened Death ECLIPSER
Succinct And Dissonant, “Pages” Is A Dramatic Descent Into Nihilism
New EP “Pages” Out May 28th
Top L-R – Christian Beaupre – Guitar, Sebastien Choquette – Bass
Bottom L-R – Ryan Menard – Guitar, Vocals, Chris Joyal – Drums
Ottawa’s Eclipser has unleashed their new EP “Pages”, according to the band, the creation of the heavy and melodic EP was nothing short of chaotic as they explain further in their own words:
“The writing and recording of this record were pretty chaotic and I think it comes through in the music. We had some member changes that forced us to reinvent our sound and move away from our previous release (Pathos). We finished tracking drums right before the first wave of Covid hit Canada so we had to learn to track the rest of the EP from home. There’s a good mix of aggression and melody both within the songs and from one to another.”
The recording is dissonant and according to the band, is a refinement of their sound. Guitarist/vocalist Ryan Menard who writes the majority of the music, says that his lyrical influences come from life and experiences, the way he thinks, the way he feels, or the way he views the world. The EP’s overall theme is life-denying philosophy; the lyrics are absurd and nihilistic yet existential in nature and the music is dark, heavy, and discordant with respective melodies.
Eclipser is adding this fourth release to their catalogue following Pathos (2019), Promo (2018) and Demo (2017). “Pages” is just the first round of songs they feel are ready to be heard, they have multiple recordings of material in the chamber ready to go, so stay tuned.
“Pages” was produced by Eclipser; mixed by Mike Raymond of Reverence Audio, and mastered by Topon Das (Fuck The Facts) at Apartment 2 Recording. The EP artwork was done by Misanthropic-Art.
Negative, yet melodic, “Pages” is recommended for fans of Ulcerate, and Deathspell Omega and can be streamed or downloaded at the following links:
1. Pages (3:10)
2. Matternaught (1:26)
3. Carry Your Burden (2:46)
4. To Never Wake Again (2:29)
5. Fathomless (4:46)
EP Length: 14:38
EP Band Line Up:
Ryan Menard – Guiatrs, Vocals
Christian Beaupre – Guitars
Sebastien Choquette – Bass
Chris Joyal – Drums
A name derived from the all-obscuring sound they produce, Ottawa, Ontario’s ECLIPSER spews forth a foreboding polarity of soaring melodies and nightmarish dissonance, coiled together to create a dreadful malaise of blackened death metal promised to starve the light of everything it touches.
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