Montreal, QC – May 25, 2021
For fans of Skeletonwitch, Darkthrone, Voivod, Ihsahn, Carcass
Canada’s Maudiir Unleashes Double Digipak For EPs “La Part du Diable” & “Le Temps Peste”
Includes Bonus Track: Sid Vicious Was Innocent (The Exploited cover)
Montreal’s one-man-black-metal-band Maudiir created by F. has unleashed two EPs since its inception. The debut “Le Temps Peste” was issued in 2020 and within a year later, the sophomore recording “La Part du Diable” was unveiled this past February.
Both are different in sonics, but similar in delivery of their creative veined black metal. The first EP featured more straightforward black/thrash elements whereas Maudiir‘s second release experimented more with progressive influences. Overall, both demonstrate intense, dark music from the mind of F. with lyrics that draw on societal reflections, religion, and the environment.
Today, Maudiir announces the release of both EPs on limited edition double digipak, which features a bonus cover track of The Exploited’s “Sid Vicious Was Innocent”.
F. aka Maudiir comments:
“I felt that combining the 2 EPs on one digipak would work well to offer an interesting listening experience, showing the progression of the music and sound between Le Temps Peste and La Part du Diable. Maudiir is very much a DIY family affair, so again my brother handled the visuals and did a beautiful job. It’s a really nice package to get into the world of Maudiir. Plus there is also a special version of The Exploited song “Sid Vicious Was Innocent” that’s going to surprise people.”
Maudiir is recommended for metalheads looking for something new, especially fans of Carcass, Darkthrone, and Skeletonwitch.
Digipak order is available on https://maudiir.bandcamp.com.
Song Stream – The Fortunate Few – https://youtu.be/fD6iXeZJ20s
Bonus Track Stream – Sid Vicious Was Innocent (The Exploited cover) – https://youtu.be/fAzKJMBBH54
Track Listing: Le Temps Peste (2020)
1. Product (5:14)
2. Abuse The Used (4:30)
3. Wasteland (5:15)
4. Surge of Fire (4:39)
5. Snakes of Creation (6:43)
Track Listing: La Part Du Diable (2021)
1. Fracture (4:50)
2. The Slumber (4:57)
3. The Fortunate Few (4:54)
4. Spirit of Sulfur (4:34)
5. The Crowning Hour (5:07)
Bonus Track: Sid Vicious Was Innocent (The Exploited cover) (3:10)
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“As “The Slumber” begins, a jittery, dissonant bass riff, underlaid by droning guitar and soon joined by F.‘s rabid snarl, creates an immediate feeling of incipient and dangerous derangement as it quivers above a neck-popping back-beat and a febrile bass line.” – No Clean Singing
“Feel free to imagine Maudiir as a mix of early Metallica and Enslaved, Darkthrone, Diamond Head, Skeletonwitch, Martyrdöd, Skitsystem and fellow French Canadian technology users/abusers, Voivod. Sitting at home with no shows to attend or play for a year has provided F. the opportunity to work in isolation and create the next chapter in the Maudiir story, La Part du Diable. The five songs within continue stirring the influence pot with the result being simultaneous sweet and sourness, light and darkness, uplift and despondency.” – Decibel Magazine
“If you’re tired of all those black/thrash bands that sound too much like each other, this is a little different. Just solid blackened thrash with a strong footing in traditional heavy metal that calls for repeat plays.” – The Metal Crypt
“If this is what Maudiir can achieve in only 24 minutes and 24 seconds, bring on a full-length. If you’re into Skeletonwitch, Voivod, or Ihsahn, give release this a listen!” – 4/5 Metal-Rules.com
“It’s The Crowning Hour that closes out a banger of an EP. Where the guitars blur reality and the drums hammer so hard, the brain begins to ache. The tempo is fiery, and the passionate delivery is joyfully received again.” – Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life
“The first thing you notice about Maudiir‘s new EP, La Part du Diable, is just how good the record sounds. Crystal clear production on a blackened thrash release might not be at the top of every listener’s shopping list, but here the production absolutely works for F.” – Sentinel Daily
“What’s so refreshing with this E.P. is the flourishing evolution of styles and the sheer confidence in which the music is played. Aided by the crisp and professional production, this is a genuinely exciting release.” – The Razor’s Edge
“Maudiir entertain those who like black metal but also are open to prog and old school heavy metal. The mix is pleasing and the whole thing works very well.” – CGCM Podcast
ASHER MEDIA RELATIONS
Jon Asher – Music Publicist