Montreal, QC – January 4, 2022
PRIMALFROST Posts Visualizer For 11 Minute Epic “Tenebrous Skies” + New Album “Lost Elegies” Out Now!
Primalfrost, the one-man melodic death shredding unit created by Canadian guitarist Dean Paul Arnold (Belphegor touring guitarist, Operus, ex-Vital Remains) unleashed his first full-length in seven years on December 28th, 2021. Entitled “Lost Elegies”, this third album follows 2014’s “Prosperous Visions” and features eight tracks packing their own punch.
Today, in support of the record, Primalfrost is sharing a new visualizer for the epic 11-minute album closer “Tenebrous Skies”.
“I’m sure it will be received very well, it’s definitely a solid continuation of the band’s sound, but definitely in a matured/refined way. I’ve had plenty of time to really hone and refine every aspect of the sound, and to make sure it has the production quality/performance on my end to meet those requirements. If you’ve heard Primalfrost before it’s quite obvious there’s the influence of bands like Wintersun, Ensiferum, Kalmah, etc. My goal is to take influence from those sounds but add elements of grit, intensity, speed, & heaviness found in the more extreme genre” says Arnold.
For the album’s recording, Arnold teamed up with Jonathan Lefrancois-Leduc (Blackguard, Ex-Deo) for mixing & mastering as well as Jan Yrlund (Manowar, Tyr, Korpiklaani) for artwork. A powerhouse of melodic metal with blistering riffs, guitar solos, orchestration, & more, this new offering is sure to be enjoyed by many.
1. Maelstrom (5:11)
2. Bringer of Immensity (4:36)
3. Nomad (3:38)
4. Stormbearer (4:16)
5. Voyage Into Ruin (9:06)
6. Solace Kingdom (5:59)
7. As Embers Wane (1:57)
8. Tenebrous Skies (10:59)
Album Length: 45:47
Dean Arnold – All Instruments, Vocals, & Orchestration
Recorded by Dean Arnold in Toronto, Canada
Mixed & Mastered by Jonathan Lefrancois-Leduc of Silverwings Studios in Montreal, Canada
Additional Orchestration by Jonathan Lefrancois-Leduc
Primalfrost was formed in 2012 by Canadian musician Dean Paul Arnold when he was 15 years old. Dean is the sole composer, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist behind the band since its inception. Primalfrost’s sound combines melodicism/lush symphonic with the grit/power of extreme metal, taking influence from bands like Wintersun, Wolfheart, Stormlord, Septicflesh, & more.
Primarily a guitarist, Dean has performed hundreds of shows in 30+ countries across four continents. Primarily touring with American Death Metal band Vital Remains, and now Toronto’s own Operus, Dean has acquired hard-touring experience in a vast variety of settings. Dean has had dozens of guitar solo appearances on a wide variety of metal albums, including Polish death metal band Hate’s 2017 album “Tremendum” (Napalm Records) and for Colorado’s Buried Realm, alongside players like Teemu Mäntysaari (Wintersun) and Brandon Ellis (Black Dahlia Murder).
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“I knew that when Arnold dropped another Primalfrost album it would be huge but I did not expect this. LOST ELEGIES took the best ideas of the debut, added some matured songwriting along with almost eight years to master his fretwork to create an absolute masterpiece. I can’t recommend this album enough! 5/5” – Metal-Rules
“Lost Elegies feels massive. Lush melodies, grandiose keyboard orchestrations, blistering metallic guitars and aggressive vocals form a memorable Cacophony of Extreme Metal. The ambitious fusing of Death, Power, Black and Folk Metal successfully composes a divergent whole. Primalfrost is in a league all its own. This will easily go down as a favourite of mine in 2021. To simply put it, though, this album fucking jams! 4.5/5” – Metal Epidemic
“All-together, “Lost Elegies” is a great listen and best recommended for fans of melodeath in Scandinavian style. The symphonic background orchestration and hard-hitting rhythmic deliver a mighty basis on which the songs can develop. By adding a bit of folk or death metal elements, as well as some accoustic guitar parts, he offers welcomed changes in mood and tempo. The most striking element is definitely the excellent guitar playing, and considering this being a one-man project makes it even more impressive. Crank it up \m/” – Mostly-Metal
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