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IMMORTAL GUARDIAN has been building awareness and anticipation towards a full album by releasing new songs digitally alongside some great music videos every few months. Today (October 27th) that all culminates in the release of their stellar new album ‘Unite And Conquer.’
IMMORTAL GUARDIAN has been building awareness and anticipation towards a full album by releasing new songs digitally alongside some great music videos every few months. Today (October 27th) that all culminates in the release of their stellar new album ‘Unite And Conquer.’ A masterclass of progressive and power metal, full of shredding guitar and keyboard interplay (played simultaneously by the gifted Gabriel Guardian) as well as an array of vocal acrobatics from Brazilian-born Carlos Zema who seamlessly graces us with a traditional melodic timbre while at others experimenting with harsher heavy singing as well as higher pitched screams.
Since spring 2022 fans of the band have enjoyed the development and creativity of the album’s content and evolvement as the self-labeled ‘super metal’ group shared their progress building the concept and final work – the 10-song album ‘Unite and Conquer.’ In stores and online today in the US and Canada, as well as Asia via a licensing deal with Ward Records, followed Dec. 1st on a new deal for European release through Massacre Records. Domestic copies are available on jewel case CD, as well as colored vinyl options including the red/black splatter and the exclusive 100 copies on bone/black vinyl only available from their webstore and Bandcamp. Check out the link here for ordering or digital options https://lnk.to/immortalguardian
‘Unite and Conquer,’ like its hailed and successful predecessor 2021’s ‘Psychosomatic’ was written and recorded by the band themselves with credit going to Gabriel Guardian and bassist Joshua Lopez, who also mixed the album at his Widowmaker Studios. They enlisted the help of artist/photographer Masiha Fattahi (Threshold) with further design work by Jobert Mello (Sabaton, Primal Fear, Acid Reign), as well as guest vocals by Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear, Gamma Ray) and Vicky Psarakis (The Agonist, Sicksense) to create a stellar new album.
“We definitely took a new direction with our writing process and overall sound on the new album. We tried some new things Immortal Guardian has never done, but also kept a taste of our classic sound in the process,” explains guitarist/keyboardist Gabriel Guardian. “We were all going through some crazy experiences in our lives while making this album and I think it really reflects in the music. As we did during our ‘Psychosomatic’ album, we were writing these songs in real time as we lived through these major events in the world and in our personal lives.”
“For generations, humanity has longed for a truth. The right to unite what has been divided. We long to be free from all our differences, genders, colors, nationalities, religions, beliefs, and any other type of separation,” elaborates vocalist Carlos Zema. “This real freedom relies on our minds, in being free from all these fears, repressions, oppressions, and everything else that stops us from being united. In the name of this truth, our voice will echo endlessly – Freedom!”
“Immortal Guardian's ‘Unite and Conquer,’ lyrically traverses a multifaceted emotional journey, from introspection and self-discovery that passionately calls for unity and change. The poetic verses entwine seamlessly with the captivating melodies, delivering a musical narrative that resonates with the listener on a profound level, leaving an indelible mark on the heart and soul. With a simple message -- this is the time to Unite and Conquer.”
Always lyrically insightful and pushing musical boundaries, the latest from IMMORTAL GUARDIAN will please fans of progressive, power, and traditional metal with so much tasty playing and melodies. Evidence is already obviously apparent in the six songs released to date, but there is still more to enjoy.
As stated earlier, the album was proceeded by six digital singles/music videos so check out “Rise of the Phoenix” “Ozona,” “Echoes,” “Southern Rain” “Perfect Person” and “Roots Run Deep” (feat. Ralf Scheepers). All can be heard online already through your favorite streaming or download platform, or watch the videos on YouTube.
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