Long Beach, New York-based cinematic metal band MAELSTROM has re-imagined and re-constructed music written 20 years ago and is planning on releasing it for the first time ever on CD in the form of a three-song EP, "It Was Predestined".
Due in November via Perfect Storm Recordings, the material on the EP, originally written back in the thrash-infested days of 1988, had never fully been able to ignite and make the impact that it should have, pushed to the wayside as grunge and mainstream success had slowly snuffed out a good amount of the metal scene. Twenty years later and founding members Gary Vosganian (vocals) and Joey Lodes (guitar, bass, keys) reunite with new drummer Daniel Kleffmann to even the score.
Commented Vosganian: "This was a path that needed to be taken, there was a story that needed to be told, in music, words and art. We had these sorted pieces of work that had never quite formed the vision Joe and I had for MAELSTROM. I am still proud of some of those past efforts; they led us to this point. In fact, the material may be even more relevant today, rather then in its original incarnation twenty years ago. Now however, we can finally and unequivocally say, this is MAELSTROM. This is the vision we had together all those years ago."
In order to bring a modern touch to their recording and sound, the band reached out to legendary studio ace Tue Madsen (DARK TRANQUILLITY, HIMSA, THE HAUNTED) to mix and master the music.
"It Was Predestined" track listing:
02. A Futile Crusade
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