Tue, May 14 2013: NOTHNEGAL
Maldivian melodic heavy metal band NOTHNEGAL will release their new self-titled EP on July 9th, 2013 via Season of Mist. The EP was recorded at Vakaruge Studios in the Maldives with producer Shamheed, with additional production being handled by Matt Hyde (SLIPKNOT, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, AS I LAY DYING) and Paul Reeve (MUSE). The ‘Nothnegal’ EP will consist of four tracks and will be released exclusively in digital format.
This will be NOTHNEGAL’s first release with new vocalist Affan and new guitarist Chippe (SERENITY DIES), who is currently filling in for longtime NOTHNEGAL guitarist Fufu. The band describes the EP’s sound as “very raw and organic with minimal electronic effects”. Elements such as the “boduberu” (log drums used in the Maldives) and other ambient sounds from the Maldivian environment were gathered for the new album.
“Overall, the new music aims to explore the supernatural realm and people who have experienced paranormal encounters and/or have been possessed, offering a glimpse into these beings and false conspiracies”, main man Hilarl adds. “The EP shines a light on the folklore, beliefs and legends of the Maldivian islands and begs the listener to question their own spiritual state and vulnerability. The themes of the EP also include currently social issues such as child abuse, corruption and family related problems”.
Here is the cover artwork:
On other news, NOTHNEGAL will tour India this June, together with French progressive metallers HACRIDE. Confirmed tour dates are as follows.
08 Jun 13 Hyderabad (IN) 10 Sports Bar
12 Jun 13 Mumbai (IN) United 1
14 Jun 13 Nasik (IN) TBA
15 Jun 13 Kolkata (IN) Nazrul Mancha
16 Jun 13 Delhi (IN) Blue Frog