Prosthetic Records has signed Ohio-based three piece, ASTRALBORNE and will release their debut album, Eternity’s End, next month. The first track to be taken from the album is Paragon Amiss which is available to listen to HERE and via all streaming platforms. Eternity’s End will be released on May 29, and pre-orders are available HERE.
Of the single, the band comment:
“We’re proud to reveal the first single from our album Eternity’s End entitled Paragon Amiss. With fast riffing, blistering drums, and gut-wrenching vocals, this track represents the more aggressive side of the ASTRALBORNE sound. It’s an unmerciful, hyper melodic, no-bullshit, mammoth of a song. Lyrically, Paragon Amiss is about the destruction of mankind through an act of divine punishment.”
What started as a side project during some barren months in the wastes of Northwest Ohio, ASTRALBORNE has morphed into a force to be reckoned with. And now, thanks to a freshly inked deal with Prosthetic Records, their debut album, Eternity’s End will reach the wider audience it so richly deserves.
Steve Joh of Prosthetic Records comments:
“I stumbled upon ASTRALBORNE at the end of last year, grabbed one of their CDs and listened to it nonstop. They remind me of the classic Swedish melodic death metal greats and it’s an honour to be working with them and getting their music out into the world.”
The band add:
“It’s official! We’re beyond thrilled for the opportunity to be a part of the Prosthetic roster. After a few years as an independent band, we are ready to take our music to the next level and couldn’t be happier to be backed by one of today’s most forward-thinking metal labels. A huge thanks to everyone who has supported us from the beginning, friends, fans, and family. We’re excited for this new chapter for the band and look forward to collaborating with the Prosthetic team & sharing our music with all of you.”
Jayson Cessna (drums) and Derik Smith (guitars) had wrapped up work on Hammer Horde’s third album when they found themselves with an excess of time and an abundance of creativity. However, they knew that their artistic leanings were not suitable for their Viking-themed band, and set out on the path that led to them forming ASTRALBORNE, with Paul Fuzinski (bass, vocals).
The trio wrote and arranged songs that comprised of both new and old material, revisiting and reimagining missives from their past lives, former bands and long forgotten periods of creativity. The resulting material was recorded in April of 2017 and forms an 11 track opus that fuses melodic death, black and thrash metal into a diverse aural assault. The outcome is an uncompromising tribute to melodeath’s forefathers, with enough modern-day aggression to satisfy both old-school and new-school listeners alike.
Eschewing the historical and fantastical lyrics of their Viking themed work, ASTRALBORNE have found freedom to explore more personal and raw concepts on Eternity’s End. By embracing realism and rooting themselves firmly in the present day, the tracks on the album explore the symbolism of death – plus various offshoots from that central theme. Be it divine punishment, the bubonic plague or the feeling of watching everything around you perish – ASTRALBORNE have explored the many facets of death in a myriad of ways.