NEWS: Theandric get Condemned to Death!

Detroit Michigan Traditional progressive Metallers Theandric have announced that they will be dropping half an hour of power on 11th February in the form of their sophomore EP “Flight Among the Tombs“. As you might expect from the quartet it takes elements of Thrash, Prog, Doom and Traditional Metal over four cuts with the first single “Condemned to Death” streaming now.

Vocalist and bassist Paul Tiseo comments: “Early on in rehearsals we all recognized ‘Condemned to Death’ song as being one of our most powerful songs, both musically and lyrically. The riff hits like a ton of bricks to the head, while the theme of the song is just as heavy. The lyrics paint the picture of an innocent man subjected to torture and abuse, who is brutally victimized by a corrupt and unjust system of people in power. A lot of my songs come from a place of spiritual contemplation, but also from an authentic human consternation when confronting what is ugly and evil in the world. I put all my passion and power in singing this song in the studio, and we were all blown away when we heard the final mix.

While the song is a traditional doom metal song, attentive listeners will also note the subtle yet ominous presence of a gothic organ, adding a solemn liturgical atmosphere to the song. This song goes over really well live, as it turns out that people love to sing ‘Condemned to death and doomed to die’ over and over!

When the pandemic hit in March of 2020, we were in the middle of developing an assortment of songs with plans to hit local stages as soon as possible. When the state went into lockdown, we decided to put our energies full bore into songwriting and rehearsing,” says Tiseo. After a few months, the band picked out four of their strongest songs and started recording at the Loft Studios in Saline, Michigan, with Tim Patalan of alternative rockers Sponge at the controls. “The pandemic became a blessing in disguise for us creatively, because we suddenly had all this downtime at home to work on our craft. I personally found myself overflowing with musical and lyrical ideas, and three out of four of the songs were written in those first few months

As the band leader and main songwriter, I tend to be ambitious to a fault when songwriting. I love concept albums and working on several songs at once around a particular story or theme, but I knew that I wasn’t ready for that kind of massive undertaking just yet. It was liberating to simply develop each song individually without feeling compelled to fit into any one particular subgenre. Nevertheless, I think the high-level production and performances on this EP demonstrate a cohesion that full length releases often lack. We are really excited to share these songs with the world, and our long-term goals are to play as much as possible, grow our worldwide fan base, and continue writing for a future full-length release.

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