Exuding a ferocious intensity, GYAOS:DIABOLICAL’s fierce new album In Accordance With The Prophecy will release on January 13th, 2023. Drawing together extremes of thrash with elements of black metal, the album contains a ruthless portrayal of the trials and tribulations emerging from social unrest born from systematic inequality. Kicking off with “DESTROY 2000 YEARS OF CULTURE”, a cover of the 1996 release by ATARI TEENAGE RIOT, GYAOS:DIABOLICAL unleashes a storm of speed, heavy rhythms and demonic harsh vocals. Stream their take on the track HERE.
The band comments: “In 1996 the iconic digital maelstrom “DESTROY 2000 YEARS OF CULTURE” was released by digital hardcore band ATARI TEENAGE RIOT. Mixing break beats, guitar loops, and sonic dissonance with impassioned outrage spit through lyrics bleeding with the chaos, conflict, and combustible nature of society, this call to action is every bit as relevant today as it was then. This more analog revisioning kicks up the tempo a notch, refocuses the incendiary chaos into pulsing crossover thrash beats, and continues the push started in ‘96, driving home the need to call out the long-established corruption and corrosion of society. You should feel guilty if you’re just watching…”
Included as the lyrical themes of the track align with the ideology GYAOS:DIABOLICAL, this explosive opener sets the tone for the album. Relentless aggression bleeds through the album, “FIGHT OR DIE” continues the incessant fast pace with high momentum and an eerie sense of the foreboding in its exploration of inner conflict and need to rally against injustice. Delving into darker realms, “SHADOW IS THE DAMNED” brings a darkening gloom through descending patterns, contrasting groove riffs and utterly low tones. The musicality reflects the murkiness of a growing social divide and willingness to cast out those who see through the hypocrisy. Journeying through the poignant divides, the album concludes with the eerie “KATAHDIN IS RISEN”. A homage to the 1979 John Frankenheimer monster movie Prophecy, the album leaves behind the chilling notion that perhaps fact and fiction are no longer so easily disconnected.
After spending many years playing, recording, and touring as a drummer in several different bands to varying degrees of success, Austin Koll went into the studio in 2019 with a small clutch of songs in hand. Looking to shed the dependencies interlaced with working within a collective, it was an exploratory proof of concept endeavour. The resulting tracks proved incentive enough to continue the pursuit of self-contained artistic expression. Adopting the moniker ‘GYAOS:DIABOLICAL’ to represent this rising phoenix and musical rebirth, Austin continues on, pursuing this ‘crime of passion’: the realization of unconstrained expression. Drawing inspiration from pioneering crossover thrash bands such as CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER and THE CRUMBSUCKERS, as well as newer bands such as IRON REAGAN and DEAD CROSS, GYAOS:DIABOLICAL is heavily steeped in the fundamental elements of thrash: aggression, driving rhythms, and outrage. Along with, blending in elements from the tumultuous chaos turbines of digital hardcore bands such as ATARI TEENAGE RIOT and EC8OR, with the raw, analogue atmospheric aesthetics of black metal.
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Engineered and produced by Don Fury (AGNOSTIC FRONT, CIV, QUICKSAND, SICK OF IT ALL, SHELTER, WARRIORSOUL, YOUTH OF TODAY,QUICKSAND)
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