Istanbul, Türkiye’s extreme metal stalwarts EXNUN have released their second single “Melancholy And Raving Madness Of The Abominable Twins” from their upcoming new album “Nutshell Studies Of Unexplained Death”, due out June 9th 2023 via Time To Kill Records.
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“’Melancholy And Raving Madness Of The Abominable Twins’ is a song about humanity’s endless struggle before duality of the universe, struggle between its primate brain and eternal soul.
Lyrics are a free form poem independent of the vocal lines. Musically it’s a journey through the subgenres of punk and extreme metal such as metallic hardcore, grindcore and death metal”.
“Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death” mixes hardcore punk’s ferocity with extreme metal’s dark, poetic complexity.
Musically it deconstructs all the basic elements of punk, hardcore, grind, death metal, noise, thrash and black metal and puts the pieces together in a nonconforming post-modern way while sound-wise staying raw and old school.
The video of the album’s first single, “What’s Wrong With The Lobotomy Kid?”, is available HERE.
1. The Diseases, and Casualties this year being 1632
2. Depascent Ballagàrraidh
3. Majör Arkana Pt.1 – The Mind
4. Melancholy And Raving Madness Of The Abominable Twins
5. Monkey Flesh Golden Leech Machinery
6. Orally Shed Ectoplasm
7. Tips For A Successful Therapeutic Exhumation
8. Vanilya Kanibal
9. What’s Wrong With The Lobotomy Kid?
Lyrically this is an album about the normalization of collective insanity and how our twisted, unrealistic definition of the “normal” affects the mental health of the individuals and the society. Today the system we live in pushes us further into a soul crushing monotony and sameness filled with a horrifying suppressed anxiety. Everyday we ignore our emotions and try to meet unrealistic expectations of the society whose only fundamental value is money. We don’t know where we are, what we are and why do we live because we compleletly forgot our universal cosmic roots. Overwhelming feeling of powerlessness and desperation it creates on every individual gets us little bit closer to inhumanity everyday and since everybody is trying to act like everything is ok, everyone of us thinks “something should be wrong with me” while the only thing being wrong is living in a system which values the money and power more than love, happiness, beauty, meaning, truth and freedom.
The album takes its name from “The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death” which is a series of nineteen intricately designed dollhouse-style dioramas of actual murder scenes, created by Frances Glessner Lee (1878–1962), a pioneer in forensic science.
Lyrics of the songs are seperate poems while the actual vocal lines recorded on the album are just selected words and lines from the poems and inscrutable screams emphasizes emotion more than meaning.
The album is recorded in Istanbul by the band, mixed by Taylor Young at The Pit Recording Studio and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.
The foundations of EXNUN were laid by bassist and vocalist Can Temiz in 2018 as a project that blends many different genres of metal on the axis of hardcore punk and death metal. In 2019, their first album “Decomposition Of An Infant Soul” was released. The album drew a lot of attention in the Turkish local scene and was critically acclaimed by the Turkish reviewers. One of the songs from the album, “Rape of God” was chosen by the Canadian YouTube channel Banger TV viewers to be the theme song for the Banger TV show “Overkill Global” by a landslide
The band took its final form with the participation of Ozan Çam (Kozmik Yıkım) on guitars and vocals in 2019, Ersin Çağlayan (Radical Noise) on guitars and vocals in 2020, and Aberrant Engin (Burial Invocation, Diabolizer) on drums in 2021.
Can Temiz: Bass, Vocals, Noise
Ozan Çam: Guitars, Vocals, Noise
Ersin Çağlayan: Guitars, Vocals
Aberrant Engin: Drums
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