Deathrash metallers SCHIZOPHRENIA unleash album details and brand new video clip!
“Recollections Of The Insane” to be released February 17th
Back in January 2020, SCHIZOPHRENIA came out of nowhere with their self-released debut EP “Voices” to hit the Extreme Metal underground like a bomb. With a relentless cocktail of high-adrenaline Death Metal and groovy mid-tempo elements, the band took the heavy scene by storm and soon became known for their distinctively heavy yet dynamic sound, bursting with detail and intensity.
Today, the four-piece from Antwerp, Belgium, revealed the first details of their highly anticipated debut studio album “Recollections Of The Insane“, which will see the light of day on February 17th, 2022. With nine brand new tracks spanning over 43 minutes, the band’s upcoming record picks up where “Voices” left off, with going even further in every aspect, sometimes even flirting with some melodic Death/Black Metal influences! Morbid Angel, Demolition Hammer, Slayer, early Sepultura, Dissection, Death, At The Gates, Obituary, Bolt Thrower, Pestilence…if any of these bands already gets you going, then imagine a blend of all of them combined with SCHIZOPHRENIA’s unique and fresh interpretation of Extreme Metal!
Despite various offers from worldwide record labels, the band has once again decided to release the album on their own and fully DIY, as it currently feels like the right way to go, and in order to present the most authentic version of themselves.
To shorten your wait for “Recollections Of The Insane“, SCHIZOPHRENIA just released a first and intense album single, one that will most likely leave you with a hunger for more! Watch the brand new video clip for “Cranial Disintegration” here:
Ricky Mandozzi (vocals, bass) on “Cranial Disintegration”: “This is by far my favorite song of the album. It shows the evolution of Schizophrenia’s songwriting with a mix of melody and brutality topped with some gory lyrics. Cranial Disintegration was a lot of fun to write and record and I’m looking forward to performing it in front of our fans. I hope they will enjoy the song as much as we did writing it.” Lorenzo Vissol (drums) on the album:”This album is the result of a very intense work in which each of us has explored his own musicality. After our debut EP we felt that we still had much to say and much to express. We also felt that we had evolved musically both as a band, forming a solid unit, and as individual musicians. When starting the composition process, we wanted to express exactly that and I think ‘Recollections of the Insane’ succeeded in doing so. Each one of us has pushed himself to the fullest and beyond in order to put his own personality into each song, but also in order to make each track of this album unique. The result is a complete collective effort in which each song lives for its own while still creating a whole. In my opinion this is what will make the strength of this album and define it.
We wanted our music to be more extreme and aggressive but, more importantly, we also wanted to add more depth to it. We didn’t want the music to be aggressive just for the sake of it, it needed to tell stories in which the listener would be carried from start to finish. Those would be stories of insane minds! Overall the composition is more complex, the melodies are more developed and tempos are faster. We introduced blast beats and some more melodic moments. However, while the music is more intense and relentless it is also more eerie and dynamic.
We hope listeners will appreciate ‘Recollection of the Insane’ as much as we enjoyed diving into its composition and we certainly can’t wait to hit the stage with our new material“
Tracklist reads as follows:
01. Divine Immolation
02. Cranial Disintegration
03. Sea of Sorrow
05. Onwards to Fire
06. Souls of Retribution
07. Inside the Walls of Madness
08. Fall of the Damned
09. Stratified Realities
The album was produced by Francesco Paoli of Fleshgod Apocalypse and mixed/mastered at Y-PRODUCTION by Yarne Heylen. Artwork, drawings and layout by Khaos Diktator Design.
“Recollections Of The Insane” will be coming out February 17th 2022 and is now available for pre-order through SCHIZOPHRENIA‘s BIG CARTEL or in North America via Redefining Darkness Records HERE or at THIS LOCATION
Ricky Mandozzi: Bass & vocals
Romeo Promos Promopoulos: Lead & rhythm guitar
Marty Van Kerckhoven: Lead & rhythm guitar
Lorenzo Vissol: Drums
SCHIZOPHRENIA on tour w/ Evil Invaders:24.02.2022 DE Frankfurt – Nachtleben
25.02.2022 DE Bochum – Rockpalast
26.02.2022 DE Hamburg – Headcrash
27.02.2022 DE Hannover – Café Glocksee
28.02.2022 CZ Prague – Modra Vopice
01.03.2022 HU Budapest – Dürer Kert
03.03.2022 AT Dornbirn – Schlachthaus Dornbirn
04.03.2022 CH Sursee – Kulturwerk 118
05.03.2022 CH Martigny – Les Caves Du Manoir
07.03.2022 FR Lyon – Rock ‘n’ Eat
09.03.2022 ES Barcelona – Sala Wolf
10.03.2022 ES Madrid – Sala Rockville
11.03.2022 PT Lisbon – Side B Rocks
12.03.2022 ES Vigo – Sala Master
13.03.2022 ES Vitoria – Urban Rock Concept
14.03.2022 FR Nantes – Ferrailleur
16.03.2022 FR Paris – Gibus
18.03.2022 DE Cologne – MTC
19.03.2022 DE Berlin – Cassiopeia
20.03.2022 PL Danzig – Drizzly Grizzly
21.03.2022 PL Warsaw – Hydrozagadka
22.03.2022 PL Krakow – Klub Z
23.03.2022 DE Dresden – Chemiefabrik
24.03.2022 DE Munich – Backstage
25.03.2022 AT Vienna – Escape
26.03.2022 DE Stuttgart – Club Zentral
02.04.2022 BE Antwerp – Trix
08.04.2022 NL Groningen – Simplon
09.04.2022 NL Haarlem – Patronaat
15.04.2022 NL Oss – Groene Engel
16.04.2022 NL Rotterdam – Baroeg
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