Maldivian Metallers NOTHNEGAL Announce EP Release Date

Maldivian melodic heavy metal band NOTHNEGAL and their international label Season of Mist issued an updated release date for the band’s upcoming experimental self-titled EP. The new release North American release date for the EP will be August 6, 2013. The EP will release in all other territories a week prior on July 29.

Track Listing:

1 – Actuality

2 – Rannamaari

3 – Viha

4 – Flux Plane

“This EP will have an experimental sound inspired from traditional music of the Maldives with the lyrics being based on the folklore, beliefs and legends of the islands here,” states guitarist Hilarl.

“We wouldn’t say that this is the successor of Decadence, as the sound on these songs would be far from our normal sound, so we want to treat this as more of an experimental release. We are curious to know the people’s reaction to this. We have already started writing the material for our next full length album which would have a more familiar sound to the fans.”

Hilarl adds,

“The other major change on this would be the fact that our longtime guitarist Fufu, who is also a founding member of NOTHNEGAL was not able to be part of the songwriting and recording of this EP due to personal commitments. Chippe’ (Serenity Dies) filled in for him.”

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 through digital retailers in North America and other parts of the world.

NOTHNEGAL:

Affan (Vocals)

Hamad (Bass)

Hilarl (Guitar)

Chippe (Guitar)

Marco Sneck (Keyboards)

Kevin Talley (Drums)

For more information on NOTHNEGAL, please visit these websites:

www.nothnegal.net

www.facebook.com/nothnegal

www.twitter.com/Nothnegal

www.myspace.com/nothnegal

www.youtube.com/user/NothnegalOfficial

NOTHNEGAL Back in the Studio

Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Less than a year after the release of their debut album Decadence, Maldives’ very own NOTHNEGAL issued the following update:

“We entered Vakaruge Studio in Male, Maldives last week. We have already recorded demos and will be working with producers Matt Hyde (known for his collaboration with Slipknot, Machine Head and Bullet For My Valentine among others) handling the overall production and Paul Reeve (who worked as a producer on most of Muse’s albums) dealing with the vocal and additional production. The idea is to incorporate environmental / ambient sounds and traditional instruments of the Maldives into the music, in order to create a unique blend. Our new singer Affan will perform vocals on all songs, this time”.

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Decadence, featuring the singles Claymore and Salvation, as heard on The Welding Room, is available in Season of Mist’s e-shop.