H&R Productions has issued as follows:
The debut album of NONE DARE CALL IT CONSPIRACY (N.D.C.I.C.) has been a long time coming. While not a concept album, the theme of personal struggle through hardship is prevalent enough to make the title very fitting. Mix that with a healthy dose of social commentary, and you have “Tales of the Lost”. The album will be released on March 20th, via Inverse Records.
“Tales of the Lost” is dedicated to our passed friend and drummer TONMI LILLMAN, and will be free to download for all of our fans. In addition, any income the album will produce will be given to a specific cause resulting from a vote of our fans.
Tales of the Lost – N.D.C.I.C.
Founded in 2005 by TONI TOIKKANEN (bass) and JANI ELOKOSKI (guitar), N.D.C.I.C. began practicing in the Vuosaari youth house and soon had a complete line up. WILLIAM TORREY (vocals), SEPPO KALLIOINEN (drums), and JUHA-MATTI PAUSSU (solo) stepped into their roles as original members, and many shows were played. The band quickly found themselves as an east helsinki favorite, and started to think beyond their current situation.
It wasn’t long until the band met and befriended drummer/producer TONMI LILLMAN (Ajattara, Lordi, Sinergy, To/Die/For, HateFrame, Vanguard), and began working with him in the studio. Under his direction, they grew into their sound, taking the raw ingredients they already had and turning it into the fully grown style they have today. And when personal and musical differences led to the departure of Kallioinen, Lillman stepped into that slot as well.
Work on “Tales of the Lost” began in January 2009 in D-Studio, but quickly ran into trouble. Financial issues reared their head, and the band found themselves partway through yet deeply in debt. Slowly, they raised the capital needed, and completed the album late in 2011.
Everything seemed to be on track once more, when in February 2012 tragedy struck. TONMI LILLMAN was found dead in his Kallio apartment, and the band took his loss hard. It was several months before they even considered who might step into the very large shoes left by Tonmi, but one thing was sure: his final album WOULD be released.
2012 saw a renewed energy fill the band, as TUOMAS MÄKELÄ was brought in on drums. Almost everything seemed to be moving ahead well, but personal issues were intruding on things once again. When it became clear that these issues were not solvable, the band regretfully parted ways with JUHA-MATTI PAUSSU, and JOHANNES ORAVAINEN stepped in on lead guitar.
Now it is 2013. All the work, all the sweat and tears, have brought us to this moment. None Dare Call It Conspiracy is alive and kicking, and ready to re-enter the light as a hard hitting, no apologies metal hurricane. Welcome, and we hope you enjoy.
Here is the tracklist from the coming album, and what the band feels the tracks are about.
Reason – A trip into the mind of a “vengeance killer”.
Deceiver – Clones. Clones everywhere. Yeah, you’re original. Just like everyone else like you..
One Step Down – The other side of the coin from Scar. What does it take to make amends for a life destroyed?
Tales of the Lost – As the Chinese would say, we live in interesting times. This song is a look into what has brought us here.
Control – A hard look into the world of modern politics.
Awakening – How does one deal with life when one awakes to its harsh realities?
Final Days – A critique of the shortsightedness of most nations, and a challenge to those whose eyes are open. Can we save us from ourselves?
False God – False God is a scathing critique of modern fundamentalism in all its glorious hypocrisy.
Scar – When taking back ones life, one must sometimes embrace ones darker instincts. A song about revenge and liberation from fear.
Ode – Innocence is a beautiful thing, and impossible to reclaim once lost.
Star Crossed – Pain does not always beget more pain. There can be hope even in the worst places.
William Torrey – Vocals
Jani Elokoski – Guitars
Johannes Oravainen – Guitars
Toni Toikkanen – Bass
Tuomas Mäkelä – Drums