DUSK is a one-man band experience of nearly 10 years in the music field, working in various music genres and fields such as Metal, Rock, Hip-hop, Jazz, Soul, R&B, and EDM. Some of his musical influences are the likes of Currents, Erra, Volumes, Led Zeppelin, Andy James, Buckethead, and too many more to count. Since 2020, he has been releasing his solo projects in metal subgenres like metalcore, djent, melodic metal, and progressive metal. Since its inception, Dusk has released two EPs “To Where I Belong” (2021) featuring guests Madani Zakri and Abdulrahman Elghazali, and “Ascension” (2020) along with stand-alone singles “Enrapture”, “Particle of Shapes” and “Rotten Roots”.
Dusk started writing the album right before November 2021, It took almost a year and a half to accomplish this project in the upmost perfect way possible. This album is a statement of its own, from working with local artists like Khalid C from the melodic death band Entropia, and Abdulrahman Elghazali (Featured in a previous EP To Where I Belong) “Fear Is The Thing They Desire” to collaborating with international artists and adding vocals such as “Aron Harris from the Death Metal NewYork based band “Solemn Vision” and the great “Jaani Peuhu” previously from the highly recognized band “Swallow The Sun” and his band “lanai” The Album “SPECTRUMS” is a total of 12 songs with some twists in the vocals featuring other languages like German, Finnish, And Arabic. With a complete theme idea behind the album, it aims to do the first half of the album or (side A), aggressively sounding, and more guitar-focused and adding more aggression to each track while the listener moves forward.
The second half (Side B) aims for a new sound from DUSK infusing more of the electric/ EDM-ish sound where it’s more focused and digitized sounding and widely more appealing to the non-metal listener, all while keeping the same aggression level building up with each track. With the name comes the main idea which is giving the music and letting everyone I wanted to work with, put their creative input and point of view, discussing real topics and relatable stories so that the average listener feels the connection and experiences a full emotional journey throughout the whole album. “Something To make all people from different aspects of life can relate to”.
“As a musician and one of the pioneers in the local Saudi Scene, Dusk wanted to bring more creativity to the game and make this project an inspiration standpoint to the new upcoming bands and musicians who look up to me both locally and internationally, so right then and there, I decided to make this album into 2 different themes, something that will speak to every music lover out there, from the heavy and raw guitar tones to the Synth-ish spacy sounds that ease the listener to a very dynamic and emotional ride.”
Dusk will release their first Single “Lethal Perspectives” from the upcoming album “Spectrums” exclusively on Metalheads Forever Magazine on January 6, 2023
Track List “Spectrum”
1- The World We Used To Know Ft. Abzy & Khalid C 2- Digging Deeper Ft. Alex
3- Breath In, Breath Out Ft. Adnan
4- Hatred Ft. Alex Hamilton
5- Lethal Perspectives Ft. Aron Harris
6- Agnes Of Rome Ft. Abzy
7- Burning In My Mind Ft. Moe Steiger
8- Karma Will Find You Ft. Moe Steiger
9- Someone To Trust Ft. Jon Thomas
10- Only You Ft. Jaani Peuhu
11- Celestials Ft. Iman Ahmed & Abdulrahman Elghazali 12- Absences Of Full (Album
-Album Release Management: HEAVY ARABIA:
Heavy Arabia is a metal promotion company with many services under its sleeve, The
founder and owner Gigi Arabia created the company in 2021-2022 with the aim to help
the local scene grow and get more exposure to the international audience and business.
- Art cover was done by the amazing Giannis Nakos from remedy studios.
- Mixing & Mastering:
Tom Haberland is the master behind the Mixing & Mastering board, Located In
Germany, and one of the best producers I worked with.
As a studied musician and audio engineer, he specializes in all sorts of metal genres
and can adapt to whatever subgenre you are playing effortlessly while also adding his
expertise and creative process which is always an added value for sure.
Social Media Links: https://www.instagram.com/crushingwavesstudio/
Apple Music: music.apple.com/us/artist/dusk/1522331581