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THE ZENITH PASSAGE Announces Datalysium Full-Length

Album is out July 21.


California-based technical death metal outfit The Zenith Passage has announced that its new album, Datalysium, will be released on July 21 via Metal Blade.

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A tweaked lineup sees original guitarist/keyboardist/backing vocalist Justin McKinney alongside guitarist Christopher Beattie (Dreamer), vocalist Derek Rydquist (ex-The Faceless, John Frum), and bassist Brandon Giffin (ex-The Faceless, Cynic), so these guys definitely know what they're doing. Regarding the new album, the band collectively states:

“There’s always been things that were subtly done on previous releases, like jazz fusion passages, dissonant black metal, synth and orchestral elements, as well as singing. What we haven’t done before is put those influences and ideas more upfront in the songwriting and production. Singing has become a pretty prominent part of some of these songs, as well as synth orchestration and really eerie, dissonant, pissed off black metal influence. We’re doing all of this while attempting to tell a harmonic and lyrical story that keeps the listener engaged and wondering what could happen next.”

Alongside the album announcement, The Zenith Passage dropped new single "Lexicontagion." Regarding the track, they said:

“‘Lexicontagion’ is a representation of the entire musical spectrum from the band. It is a song that takes you on a crazy adventure, with fast speeds and unexpected turns, while maintaining a familiar motif throughout the piece. We wanted to highlight the dynamics of the band on a compositional level and production level. So there’s a lot of depth to it, where the listener can discover a new element to the music upon each listen. Which is the case for the entire record, it’s a wild ride.”

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Listen to the new single below.

Datalysium Track Listing:

  1. The Axiom Of Error
  2. Algorithmic Salvation
  3. Lexicontagion
  4. Synaptic Depravation
  5. Deletion Cult
  6. Divinertia I
  7. Divinertia II
  8. Automated Twilight
  9. Datalysium

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