Irish death metallers CHOSEN are proud to announce their debut album Resolution set for release on March 30 as a FREE DOWNLOAD on their official website www.chosen.ie and available on CD in two special editions.
Chosen: David McCann (Drums/Percussion), Paul Shields (Vocals/Guitars)
The Deluxe Special Edition is a double CD that features a 9-track bonus disc of unreleased songs, rough mixes, drum and bass tracks taken from their album sessions along with a detailed album booklet.
The Collector’s Edition is a spawn of the Deluxe Special Edition that includes a beautiful 60-page, full colour soft cover booklet, extensive liner notes, lyrical themes and illustrations for each song, rare photos, studio diaries and more, all exhibited within an exquisite tapestry of expanded album artwork courtesy of Fiaz Farrelly making it a must have item for those who want something a little more tangible to add to their music collection.
CHOSEN will be holding a competition on album release day. They will be giving away three copies of the Deluxe Special Edition. To enter, contestants must email their full name to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the option of having a personal message of your choice inscribed inside the booklets.
Winners will be announced the day of the album release on March 30. The closing date for entry is March 28.
Produced by Alwyn Walker, Resolution is a reflection of sheer perseverance and innovation, brimming with top-notch musicianship, well-crafted arrangements and inventive hooks. Merged with a rich audio production value, void of the sterile, homogeneous and plastic instrumentation factor, which currently dominates the commercial metal market, this debut album from one of Ireland’s noteworthy metal bands is a truly refreshing piece of work.
Drummer / Percussionist David McCann comments:
“Our hope is to put our music out there, make it as accessible as possible, and simply let people discover it in their own time, free of charge. While we do respect the rights of other bands and artists who want to charge for their music upfront, we believe in this new method of exposure and it’s something we are willing to explore for the foreseeable future in this digital age of abundance.”
1. Engines of Belief (click for FREE DOWNLOAD)
2. Defective Prospection
3. The Narcissism Epidemic
4. Mental Clarity
7. Asch’s Paradigm
8. Metaphysical Contradiction
9. The Departure Lounge
Behind The Scenes In Studio With CHOSEN
“Crossing the groove of Meshuggah with overt Death and Nevermore influences, their demos to date have been nothing short of impressive” – Terrorizer Magazine
“A band that has worked hard and under unusual discipline to produce what very few other bands in the country would be capable of” – Metal Ireland Webzine
Fusing elements of extreme metal with crushing heaviness, CHOSEN is a band fully intent on taking their multi-layered music to a wider metal audience. Since the group’s inception at the start of 2005, the Irish duo of Paul Shields (vocals/guitars) and David McCann (drums/percussion) have gradually made a name for themselves within various pockets of the metal community, gaining much recognition and appreciation for their solid musicianship and distinctive songwriting.
To date, they’ve released a number of independent and well-received EPs, relocated from Ireland to Vancouver, Canada for a year and back again, and are now ready to unleash their much-anticipated debut album, Resolution, upon the world. Recorded at the prestigious Westland Studios in Dublin with producer extraordinaire Alwyn Walker at the helm, Resolution is a reflection of sheer perseverance and innovation, brimming with top-notch musicianship, well-crafted arrangements and inventive hooks. Merged with a rich audio production value, void of the sterile, homogeneous and plastic instrumentation factor which currently dominates the commercial metal market, this debut album from one of Ireland’s noteworthy metal bands is a truly refreshing piece of work.
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