Swiss progressive death metal quintet Kassogtha release new single; announce tour with Cellar Darling
‘Eclipse’ streaming now
FFO: Arch Enemy, Gojira, Machine Head
New album, rEvolve, released Autumn 2022
Swiss progressive death metal quintet Kassogtha have revealed their stunning new single, ‘Eclipse’, along with news of their tour support of fellow compatriots Cellar Darling and British alternative rockers Black Orchid Empire.
Dates as follows:
22/10/2022 Sheffield, Corporation – TICKETS
23/10/2022 Glasgow, Stereo – TICKETS
24/10/2022 Newcastle, The Cluny 2 – TICKETS
25/10/2022 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms – TICKETS
27/10/2022 Manchester, Deaf Institute – TICKETS
28/10/2022 Leeds, Key Club – TICKETS
29/10/2022 London, The Dome – TICKETS
30/10/2022 Dover, The Booking Hall – TICKETS
‘Eclipse’ is another tantalising glimpse into Kassogtha‘s forthcoming concept album rEvolve, a chapter that will take you into the darkest parts of their journey.
Stream ‘Eclipse’ here: https://found.ee/ks-eclipse
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/gIPjpnn-RdY
Of ‘Eclipse’, Stephany comments:
“This is a song about anxiety. The eclipse is the image of this feeling that comes to extinguish everything at once and plunges everything into darkness, without any control. With this song, I put into words what anxiety means to me: an uncontrollable, irrational feeling that extinguishes everything around and plunges the world into darkness. A life driven by delusional thoughts and unrealistic fears making you believe that this is now all you really are.”
Kassogtha place authenticity and sincerity above smoke and mirrors: a genuine metal band for true metal fans that takes the genre further without abandoning its core ingredients. From PinkFloyd to Gojira, Kassogtha’s no-nonsense brand of groovy progressive death metal combines a variety of influences to create a steamrolling fusion of irresistible riffs, neck-breaking drums and a vocal range covering devastating growls and ethereal melodies.
Kassogtha was brought to life by vocalist-lyricist Stephany and chief songwriter Morty in Geneva, Switzerland. The band’s debut album A New World to Come (2017) was followed by their sophomore EP The Call (2019), where Kassogtha showcased their musical diversity with an edgy cover of Pink Floyd’s ‘Welcome to the Machine’. Having shared the stage with the likes of Cellar Darling, Sirenia, and TheAgonist across Europe, they will next appear with Triptykon in Lausanne, Switzerland, followed by a string of release shows in the autumn.
On the band’s upcoming concept album rEvolve, Stephany conquers her inner demons and tells the story of an endless self-destructive cycle of fear, anxiety, and jealousy. In a world that normalises negativity, we have forgotten how to be ourselves — and following a pandemic-enforced long, hard look at humanity and society, this is Stephany’s journey of dealing with these emotions. This album is a perfectly timed release valve for two years of isolation, anxiety and grief — a furious expression of frustration with your own inner demons.
On rEvolve, produced at Stockholm’s legendary Fascination Street Studios with David Castillo (Carcass, Opeth, Leprous), LinusCorneliusson (Ihsahn, Amorphis) and Tony Lindgren (Carcass, Opeth, Katatonia), Kassogtha showcase old school riffs and progressive inspiration, savage grooves and blast beats, creativity and speed, and pure, honest dedication to their craft.
‘Eclipse’ is the fifth of a series of new songs leading up to rEvolve, out on Klang Machine Records, the newly-formed heavy music label co-founded by Swiss metal wizard Merlin Sutter (Cellar Darling, ex-Eluveitie).