Today’s digital age has made metal more accessible than ever as the internet has been a key tool in creating word of mouth between metal fans and their love for the music. Irish extreme metal band CHOSEN recently demonstrated this by offering their debut album Resolution for free download via their official website, which has now reached over 5,000 FREE downloads since its release on March 30.
CHOSEN: David McCann (Drums & Percussion), Paul Shields (Vocals/Guitars)
Drummer/Percussionist David McCann is proud to comment the following:
“We’re simply blown away by overall response to Resolution and could never have predicted this intense level of interest. While 5,000 downloads in just one week may seem relatively small in the grand scheme of things, for a niche band such as ourselves it’s more than we could have ever expected and only reinforces the notion than putting this album up for free download was the right move.”
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.
Resolution is also available in two special edition CD formats:
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.
1. Engines of Belief
2. Defective Prospection
3. The Narcissism Epidemic
4. Mental Clarity
7. Asch’s Paradigm
8. Metaphysical Contradiction
9. The Departure Lounge
– YouTube – Engines of Belief – http://youtu.be/_3yh5QitXjY
– Soundcloud – Engines of Belief – http://soundcloud.com/chosenmetal/01-engines-of-belief
– Free Download – Engines of Belief – http://chosen.ie/01%20Engines%20of%20Belief.mp3
– Behind The Scenes In Studio With CHOSEN – http://youtu.be/PwNkRLpmmh0
– GunShyAssassin – Guest Column: Three Bands You May Not Know But Should By Chosen’s Paul Shields – http://tinyurl.com/cnllguk
For more info on CHOSEN, please visit these links:
Chosen.ie | Facebook.com/chosenmetal | Twitter @chosenmetal