ViciSolum Productions has announced that the Danish BOIL plays an ambitious style of progressive rock and metal that balances on the delicate edge of melodic catchiness, intricacy and complexity. With the 5 members drawing from widely different influences, the unique mixture contains elements of both polyrhythmic modern metal, electronica, grunge and classic rock.
The band formed in 2004 and the debut album “Vessel” was released in January 2007. It received a nomination for Debut Album of the year at Danish Metal Awards 2007. Extensive touring for the album culminated at the Sweden Rock Festival 2008 and the SPOT festival in Denmark a year later. The follow-up album “A New Decay” was released in April 2010. The style had shifted towards a more mature and catchy format with sharper riffs, yet keeping the experimental and progressive edge and that album received very favorable reviews.
Now BOIL has matured even further at has made their third album which is the best and most ambitious album they’ve ever made; the aptly titled “aXiom”. The album is recorded by BOIL itself and mixed and mastered by the reknowned Swedish producer Jens Bogren at Facination Street Studios (Soilwork, Opeth, Symphony X, Devin Townsend), featuring amazing artwork by Travis Smith (Nevermore, Opeth, Katatonia). BOIL has entered into a management deal and world wide booking deal with Intromental Management (Redemption, Leprous) and the ink has barely dried on a brand new record deal with ViciSolum Productions for the world wide release of “aXiom” on 15th of February 2013.
The inspirations of “aXiom” came out of a series of interviews that BOIL (with the assistance from various mental institutions and organisations) arranged with a number of people suffering from mental disorders, especially paranoid schizophrenics suffering from delusions. Based on the extensive notes from the interview sessions the lyrical universe on “aXiom” has in a way made the album a concept album turning the songs into one joint, yet fractured, story which operates on two levels, both the experiences of paranoid schizophrenic man suffering from delusions, and the underlying philosophical discussion of “Truth” as a concept.
“aXiom” ventures into more extreme directions, both technically, conceptually, sonically and melodically. Pulling on a wealth of inspirations, BOIL 2013 is a completely unique and different beast. It’s a band progressing at the speed of light, not content being a follower, but instead aiming at being viewed (rightfully so) as a leader in their genre.
Jacob Løbner: Vocals
Stig Nielsen: Guitars and backing vocal
Kenneth Avnsted: Guitars
Kristian Outinen: Bass and classical guitar
Mikkel Ib: Drums and samples