The cosmic progressive metal project, TEGMENTUM, from guitarist/producer Michael Ball will release their anticipated debut full-length this Friday, August 25th. ‘Evolvement’ includes contributions from vocalist Chelsea Murphy (DAWN OF OUROBOROS, CAILLEACH CALLING) and drummer Andrew Baird (FALLUJAH) on drums with the intent of crossing over progressive metal styles with more extreme elements typically found in technical death metal bands.
Today TEGMENTUM present the release of the album’s third digital single, “Genetic Assimilation,” and corresponding playthrough video, which can be viewed HERE
“I wrote this track from the perspective of an innocent bystander,” shares Michael Ball about the high-concept cosmic horror plot that this song focuses on. “Someone who has no understanding of this entity or the project. Like maybe they’re an office assistant at this research facility. Whatever their role, they just work there. A true victim in every sense. They’re just in the wrong place when this entity reveals its true nature and wreaks havoc.
“The language is very straightforward, as the character we’re listening to is only describing what they are immediately seeing, hearing, and feeling. The entity is aggressively taking over the facility in which it’s been housed, repurposing whatever genetic material is around it to realize itself physically.
“There is also a psychological component to the entity’s takeover that’s inspired by Dead Space. A majority of people within a certain distance of the entity fall into violent psychosis, inducing pandemonium among large crowds of people. This happens for the purpose of creating new biological material with which the entity can continue building itself.
“The victim that speaks gives in to the entity’s psychological persuasion. They are at this point mortally wounded, and the entity offers to relieve them of their suffering. All they have to do is surrender to them completely. With no other options and with their death looming, the victim lets go and allows themselves to be consumed by the entity. By the end of the song, the voice of the victim has become one with the monster.
Another body and mind with which our creature has assimilated to realize itself in the absence of its original host.
“This song is just metal as fuck, enough said.”
TEGMENTUM recently completed a series of West Coast live shows opening for NARCOTIC WASTELAND (featuring former NILE singer/guitarist Dallas Toler-Wade) and GORGATRON in support of the first two singles “Accolades” https://youtu.be/VO8AR4xRt7Y and “I Remain” https://youtu.be/oVxskJWvhbU
‘Evolvement,’ mixed and mastered by Buster Odeholm (Vildhjarta, Humanity’s Last Breath), will be released Friday on jewelcase CD, digital and on limited-edition colored vinyl (300 copies on golden grimace purple splatter) – check local retailers or order/listen online here – https://lnk.to/tegmentum
“The cosmic theme of our concept album ‘Evolvement’ is an allegory for self-discovery that boldly explores an emotional spectrum of euphoric highs and very deep lows,” further states Michael Ball. “It represents a struggle with seemingly unknowable cosmic forces to create an emotional balance where light and dark elements can coexist.
We hope to create a captivating sound that pushes the progressive metal genre in a meaningful way. The extreme musical overtones give this project a unique edge while containing the hallmarks of top-tier progressive metal acts.”
Listen to Genetic Assimilation wherever you stream music!
GENETIC ASSIMILATION on Spotify: https://open.spotify.
Special guest solo on “Genetic Assimilation” by Nik Sampson (Devilment, Prolapse A.D., Damim, Omicida)
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