GWYNBLEIDD: Debut Album Details Revealed

GWYNBLEIDD's debut album, "Nostalgia", is scheduled for release on October 27 via BlackCurrant Music.

Founded and based in New York City, GWYNBLEIDD is a band whose four members all hail originally from Poland. It is this experience — leaving one's homeland — that served as the original inspiration for "Nostalgia". GWYNBLEIDD guitarist/vocalist Maciej Kupiszewski explains: "The concept for the album started with the theme of nostalgia — memories of childhood and places left behind, influenced mainly by the fact that the members of the band all moved from Poland to the States in their early teens. Although the band is based in Brooklyn, New York, in the heart of the biggest city in the U.S., the music conveys a yearning toward primeval and pristine wilderness landscapes. We took this theme of nostalgia and developed a whole story around it — a paradoxical tale of yearning, deceit, and treason."

"Nostalgia" showcases GWYNBLEIDD's signature style, blending elements of progressive metal, black metal, death metal, and traditional European folk music.

The album was recorded by Michal Kacunel and Tomasz Gajewski at Sia Acoustics, New York, NY, and mixed by Pawel Marciniak at Manximum Studio, Lodz, Poland. The CD was mastered by Alan Silverman (THE KINKS, CHEAP TRICK) at Arf! Digital, New York, NY. Renowned artist Travis Smith (KING DIAMOND, SOILWORK) collaborated with GWYNBLEIDD to create album art that helps tell the story of "Nostalgia"; the CD version of "Nostalgia" comes packaged in a digipack with an extensive 20-page booklet, designed by Smith and the band.

"Nostalgia" track listing is as follows:

01. Nostalgia
02. Egress
03. New Setting
04. Stormcalling
05. Adrift
06. Thawing Innocence
07. Stare Into The Sun
08. Canvas For Departure

"Stare Into The Sun" is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.

In the past two years, GWYNBLEIDD has played across the U.S. and Canada with the likes of NOVEMBERS DOOM, TURISAS, KALMAH, BAL-SAGOTH, and SLOUGH FEG, including slots on festivals such as Chicago Powerfest, Heathen Crusade, and the travelling Paganfest. GWYNBLEIDD has also performed with the Ballet Deviare dance company (which counts OPETH, MY DYING BRIDE, and ARSIS amongst its other musical collaborators).


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