Swiss progressive death metal quintet Kassogtha release new video
‘Plume’ streaming now
FFO: Arch Enemy, Gojira, Machine Head
New album, rEvolve, out now
“Packed with everything needed for an avant-metal behemoth” – Metal Hammer
Young Swiss progressive death metallers Kassogtha celebrate the release of their stunning new album rEvolve (11th November, Klang Machine Music) with their new video for ‘Plume’.
Watch ‘Plume’ here: https://youtu.be/mpgIJmJmGbk
Of ‘Plume’, vocalist Stephany comments: “On rEvolve, we set no limits to our creativity. It was a very challenging album for us to write and it pushed us way out of our comfort zones. Each of us went through times when we thought “oh wow, this is really hard, I don’t know if I’m going to make it…but let’s do it anyway”. As passionate musicians we can only hope that true metal fans will see the blood and tears we put in.
“rEvolve’is a perfectly timed release valve for the two years of isolation, anxiety and grief we all went through recently. That challenging time really shone a bright light for me on an endless cyclical loop of frustration, grief, addiction and hope many of us are stuck in without even realising it. The songs convey a mix of fury and anticipation that we didn’t even realise we felt so strongly, and the results were often surprising and emotional to us.”
Kassogtha will support Avatar across Europe next spring. Dates as follows:
Mar 10 FR Paris L’Olympia
Mar 11 LU Esch-sur-Alzette Rockhal
Mar 12 NL Tilburg Poppodium 013
Mar 14 DE Cologne Essigfabrik
Mar 15 DE Hamburg Markthalle
Mar 16 DE Berlin Columbia Theater
Mar 17 DE Leipzig Hellraiser
Mar 18 PL Warsaw Proxima
Mar 19 CZ Brno Sono Centrum
Mar 21 AT Vienna Simm City
Mar 22 DE Munich Freiheitshalle
Mar 23 FR Lyon Transbordeur
Mar 24 ES Barcelona Razzmatazz
Mar 25 ES Madrid La Riviera
Mar 26 PT Lisbon LAV
Mar 28 FR Bordeaux Le Rocher de Palmer
Mar 29 BE Brussels Ancienne Belgique
Mar 30 CH Zurich Komplex
Mar 31 DE Karlsruhe Substage
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 PinkFloyd’s ‘Welcome to the Machine’. Having shared the stage with the likes of Cellar Darling, Sirenia, and TheAgonist across Europe, Kassogtha recently performed with Triptykon, at which they filmed their ‘Complacency’ video.
On the band’s new 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.