Minneapolis-based symphonic metal band EPICUREAN will re-release its debut, "A Consequence of Design", on April 7 in Europe via Metal Blade Records (three days earlier in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy). According to a press release, "this new version of the album is remastered and offers a much heavier sound than the original. Additionally it features two bonus tracks available only on this release!"
EPICUREAN utilizes a feverish twin guitar attack, viciously heavy vocals mixed with clean melodic vocals, a brutal rhythm section, and keyboards to create its brand of unique symphonic, yet aggressive music.
Formed in early 2004, EPICUREAN quickly gained the attention in the Minneapolis metal scene and developed a reputation for being a powerful and unpredictable live act. In July 2006, EPICUREAN released "A Consequence of Design" and in February 2007, Metal Blade Records approached EPICUREAN with an offer that they promptly accepted.
"A Consequence of Design" (cover artwork) track listing:
01. The Author And The Architect
02. Behind The Chapel Walls
04. The Burden Of Eternity
06. Dividing The Distance
07. Of Malice And Majesty
08. Anathema: The Gate Keeper
09. Darkest Of Days
10. To Cast The Mourning Shadow
11. The Departure
Check out audio samples on the band's MySpace page.
John Laramy - Vocals
John Gensmer - Drums
Jared Schneider - Keyboards
John Major - Guitar
Jarod Mills - Guitars
James Eli Pete - Bass