Montreal, QC – October 11, 2022
Montreal’s CYDEMIND “Breach” The Walls of Normality To Present Next Violin Prog Metal Single
Sophomore Album “The Descent” Out Nov 4th
L-R – Camille Delage (piano and keyboards), Kevin Paquet (guitars), Olivier Allard (Violin), Nico Damoulianos (Bass), Alexandre Dagenais (Drummer)
Montreal instrumental progressive metal band CYDEMIND is offering up its next single from their forthcoming album “The Descent” due out November 4th, 2022 to follow their 2017 debut album “Erosion”.
“We’re thrilled to introduce Breach, our brand new single!” exclaims Camille Delage, keyboardist. “It’s a high-energy song that we believe is going to be appreciated by many fans!”
This single comes just a month after CYDEMIND unveiled “Hoax“.
“While Hoax may have surprised prog fans, Breach is more in line with the classic sounds of prog metal (if there can ever be anything classic about prog!),” explains guitarist Kevin Paquet. “It’s got hard riffs, a captivating chorus, and unleashed solos.”
The song musters a lot of these classic prog elements reminiscent of Dream Theater and Symphony X. “Of course when you make prog music, it’s hard not to take inspiration from these bands,” admits violinist Olivier Allard. “They have molded the genre into what it is now. But I believe that the contribution of both the violin and the grand piano gives Breach a distinctive, organic, Cydemindesque sound, dare we say!”
The accompanying music video shows the band in their own jam space situated near Montreal. “We opted for something more straightforward in order to put the focus on the song and the playing,” explains Alexandre Dagenais, drummer. “Our video editor, Joël Lalancette, did an outstanding job of matching the pace of the video with the song’s tempo and atmosphere. It’s dynamic and you can really understand what’s going on musically.”
The music video for “Breach” can be seen and heard via its premiere on TheProgSpace HERE.
You can purchase or stream “Breach” on every digital platform now along with sheet music for the song and album pre-order on their Bandcamp page: https://cydemind.bandcamp.com
CYDEMIND’s new album “The Descent” will be out on November 4th, 2022.
The band’s lineup remains the same for this second release: Olivier Allard (violin), Nico Damoulianos (bass guitar), Alexander Dagenais (drums), Camille Delage (piano and keyboards), and Kevin Paquet (guitars)
The album was mixed by Simon L’Espérance (Karcius) and mastered by Tony Lindgren (Fascination Street Studios). The cover art for the album was created by Alexander Dagenais.
November 18 – Montreal, QC – Theatre Plaza – Info (Album Launch Show w/ Karcius)
1. Obsessions – 8:56
2. Hoax – 6:11
3. Breach – 5:00
4. Call Of The Void – 8:25
5. Hemlock -13:44
6. Slumber – 4:30
7. The Last Stone – 12:17
Album Length: 59:06
Olivier Allard (Violins)
Alexandre Dagenais (Drums)
Camille Delage (Keyboards/Piano)
Nico Damoulianos (Bass)
Kevin Paquet (Guitars)
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“Violin metal shredders, Cydemind, has just released a beautiful new video for their “Winter” single, using the gorgeous backdrop of Quebec, Canada. The neo-classical prog track showcases the amazing abilities of this young band on the rise, with captivating hooks that’ll leave you awestruck and hitting up their Bandcamp page for more!” – Metal Injection
“The instrumental band puts the violin front and center, which is strange (if not unheard of) in and of itself. They’ve also released a sweet cover of Vivaldi’s “L’inverno” (“Winter”), from The Four Seasons, which is definitely the first time in the 12+ years of MetalSucks that we’ve had to type that sentence… and they’ve done so when we’re just about a week away from the first day of spring, which was a ballsy decision. And on top of all of that, they made a really, really beautiful video for the track out on the frozen tundras of Québec. Do they have tundras in Québec? Whatever. The video looks really cool. Also, cold. I got mild frostbite just watching it.” – Metal Sucks
“presented what will easily be among the top prog metal albums of the year…” – Metal Underground
“An epic album in every sense of the word” – Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life
“Cydemind have shown me two things on this debut album: they’re damn good musicians, and they have the ability to write compelling music that sticks with you. ” – Angry Metal Guy
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