Photo Credit: Olga Kuzmenko
Hailing from the Irish capital, NEBULARIS is a three-piece Technical Metal project that encapsulates the essence of Si-Fi, cinematic film scores, with powerhouse progressive arrangements that exceed expectations. The band’s debut single, ‘Cataclysm’ is a precursor to their full-length album, which is currently getting the finishing touches by engineer/producer/ musician Ben Wanders [The Enigma Division].
Speaking of the new track, the band states, ”Battered and broken, the remnants of humanity flee a dying Earth. As they sail through the stellar void in search of a new home, will they survive the ordeal, or fall prey to their darker instincts?”
Nebularis released their debut single, “Cataclysm” on all platforms on 17th February.
The initial concept for the project was to be a solo endeavour by guitarist, Mo Sheerin. She set out to find a drummer which led her to cross paths with Damian Dziennik. Damian being well established, having served drum duties with many bands in Ireland, shines through with a stunning percussive threshold, which can be compared with Portnoy, Danny Carey, and Danny Judd. Mo then recruited the legend himself, Terry McHugh as bassist for the album. Terry being described by many as the Jaco Pastorius of Northern Ireland, brings an eclectic, progressive, and simply outrageous level of talent, and melodic infrastructure to Nebularis as a whole.
As the sounds grew larger, Damian, and Mo set their eyes and ears on obtaining a vocalist that fit the bill. Enter – Hytham Martin.
Former founding member of Eyesclosed, and former member of Lluther, Hytham’s range and phenomenal balance with clean to “Heavy Devy-like” vocals made heads turns in the studio. This was the singer they had been looking for, as well as having a fabulous stage presence, and a talent for writing harmonious vocal melodies. And so the Nebularis team was built.
The next few months they set out on working on an album together. Slowly but surely realising a full band was inevitably the way to go. Completing song after song. With the addition of synthesizers, choirs, and orchestral elements, the Astral and progressive broth has been a-brewing non stop.
With three singles to be released this year, as well as a full length album (mixed and mastered by Ben Wanders at Wanderland Studios), Nebularis will aim to bring a fresh element to eyes, and ears.
Vocals: Hytham Martin
Guitars: Mo Sheerin
Drums: Damian Dziennik
Session Bass by Terry McHugh