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Montreal, QC – December 6, 2018
For fans of Symphony X, Dream Theater, Scar Symmetry, Sonata Arctica, Kamelot
FRACTAL CYPHER Announce Local Montreal Mini-Album Launch Jan 11th @ Foufounes Electriques
Out Now! Mini-Album “Prelude To An Impending Outcome”
Music Video “From The Above And To The Stars”
Releasing their 4 song mini-album “Prelude To An Impending Outcome” at the beginning of November, Montreal prog quartet FRACTAL CYPHER confirm they will be hosting their local CD album launch on January 11th, 2019 at the infamous Foufounes Electriques. Joining them on the line up will be a stack of talent from Montreal’s progressive metal scene with Darkeon, Unbeing, Moth and Unveil. Full details can be found here.
The band’s new mini-album “Prelude To An Impending Outcome” was produced by Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy, The Agonist, Beyond Creation) and promises to be a roller coaster of genres across completely different sounding songs with intimate lyrics influenced by personal experiences. Each track has a different prominent genre influence from power ballad, blues, djent and jazz with the band’s heavy and melodic base as an anchor. The album artwork was done by Silent Q Design out of Montreal and foreshadows the moody and existential prog metal that lies within. Although this album is more intimate with different textures and influences, the reception to its predecessor should be a prime indication of the talents of FRACTAL CYPHER; this next release is sure to be a masterwork.
The band adds:
“’Prelude To An Impending Outcome’ is a mini album of 4 songs that are completely different from one to another to create a maximum roller coaster effect and make it non linear and interesting to listen to. The clash of style is more important and more obvious than our previous album, but the songs have gained in maturity in term of songwriting and sound. The vibe of this mini-album is really more intimate, due to the lyrics and the overall ambiance/universe of the songs. The melodic side of the band is still really present, offering catchy vocal lines and outstanding solos all over the songs.”
Music Video – “From The Above And To The Stars”
1. Coming Back To Life (10:13)
2. The Grandeur Of It All (6:52)
3. From The Above And To The Stars (8:04)
4. Red Lady (9:30)
Mini-Album Length: 34:30
Fractal Cypher exists to captivate audiences with progressive instrumentals that cut through the mesmerizing vocals and provide a new perspective on each listen. Straight out of the heart of Canada’s metal scene, these Montreal metallers constantly shift their compositions with seamless transitions and theatrical interludes to keep audiences on their toes.
Since 2014, Simon Lavoie (vocals), Ludovick Daoust (keyboard), Vincent Bruneau (guitar), Tommy Fradette (bass) and Steven Cope (drums) have been committed to a constant evolution; the powerful quintet is just as versatile in their music as they are in their musical interests, darting between djent and classic rock whilst anchoring on a power and death metal core.
Their debut album ‘The Human Paradox’ was released in September of 2016, with the follow up mini-album ‘Prelude To An Impending Outcome’ slated to be revealed in November of 2018.
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“Fractal Cypher puts up a great effort of establishing a lot of cinematic overtones on the EP / mini-album and really layer their music masterfully.” – Technical Music Review
“I really enjoyed Fractal Cypher’s debut album The Human Paradox, and this new release is a great overview of what the band’s modern progressive metal is capable of… Another strong release from this up-and-coming group.” – Indy Metal Vault
“The band intended the songs to take the listener on an auditory roller coaster ride, shifting from one genre to another, and I expected an album that’d be all over the place. But it’s not: Fractal Cypher manages to carve its identity out of these influences by forging adventurous tracks that twist and turn on a dime.” – Montreal Rampage
“The album flows wonderfully and consistently with powerful and colorful songs. The music is spacious and well-composed and Fractal Cypher have this musicianship that really gels together.” – Boston Rock Radio
“a great progressive metal record” – Music Addict