Poland’s VESANIA have released a new song from their forthcoming album, “Deus Ex Machina”. The track, “Dismay” is streaming now on RevolverMag.com HERE. The Polish symphonic black metal act that features current and former members of Behemoth, Dimmu Borgir, Vader, and Decapitated, have been releasing albums and touring in Europe for over a decade. The band’s fourth full-length album, and first since 2007, is scheduled for release on October 28, 2014 via Metal Blade Records.
Orion comments on “Dismay“: “I often hear the opinion, and I agree with it – this album has no “single,” each track is different, has its own atmosphere and is equally important for the overall impression. “Dismay” is the song we started the recordings with, and this is the one that best defines the ‘rock’ sound of “Deus Ex Machina.” “Dismay” is relatively slower, sounds progressive, rather than black metal, and it adds a breath of air between the more intense songs. This is also the particular track, where the “god from the machine” from the album title is mentioned and comes down to earth.“
Fans can stream “Innocence” and pre-order copies of the album now at metalblade.com/vesania.
Orion – guitars and voices
Daray – drums
Siegmar – synths and samples
Heinrich – bass
Valeo – guitars
Vesania‘s roots are firmly planted in Poland, but their reach has been expanding throughout the years across the globe. The collective experience of the members of the band speaks volumes of their knowledge and ability to craft world class albums.
There’s no singular unifying lyrical concept on “Deus Ex Machina“, but there’s a main theme, a coherent and deliberate thread running from the title through the music. The title of the album is a term from ancient Greek tragedy and translates to “god from the machine”. The idea for the concept was that a machine, typically a rudimentary crane, would lower a thespian playing god onto the stage to solve the seemingly unsolvable conflict in the plot. In modern entertainment, the term has evolved to primarily refer to a cheap solution in a poorly written script or novel. Alternatively, Vesania‘s “Deus Ex Machina” is a call for any kind of help or intervention because all of the lyrics on the album are hopeless and show characters in situations that leaves them powerless. One of the tracks tells the story of the lowering of an actor, supposedly the god, onto a stage before a corrupted man searching for answers. Instead, that actor is lowered by a noose around their neck, having already died. The lyrics paint a drab picture, particularly when paired with equally bleak music. Recording was completed at Sound Division Studio, with mastering by Scott Hull at Visceralsound Studios.