Swiss progressive death metal quintet
Kassogtha reveal new single, ‘Before I Vanish’

FFO: Arch Enemy, Lamb of God, Gojira

New album, rEolve, released Autumn 2022

Credit: David D’Agostini

Swiss progressive death metallers Kassogtha have revealed their stunning new single ‘Before I Vanish’. ‘Before I Vanish’ is the second glimpse of new material from the quintet’s forthcoming album rEvolve, released Autumn 2022.

Stream ‘Before I Vanish’ here:

Kassogtha are led by vocalist-lyricist Stephany, whose incredible command of growled and clean vocals help mark the band as future Swiss heavy music stars. A concept album, rEolve 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 happy — 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 at missing the things we love that help us get through difficult times.

Of ‘Before I Vanish’, Stephany comments: “Have you ever wished that you could go back in the past and tell your “old-self” not to worry, that everything is going to be fine?

“This is the story of ‘Before I Vanish’: a deaf dialogue between two characters representing the same person in two different timelines. One is suffering and begging for help, the other desperately tries to reach her to show her how it will all end. 

“In the end, ‘Before I Vanish’ tells us that we can never know exactly where we will end up, but we always know where we came from.”

Kassogtha band 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 via way of The Agonist and Arch EnemyKassogtha’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.

On rEvolve, produced at Stockholm’s legendary Fascination Street Studios with David Castillo (CarcassOpethLeprous), Linus Corneliusson (IhsahnAmorphis) and TonyLindgren (CarcassOpethKatatonia), Kassogtha showcase old school riffs and progressive inspiration, savage grooves and blast beats, creativity and speed, and pure, honest dedication to their craft.

rEolve will be released on Klang Machine Records, the newly-formed heavy music label co-founded by Swiss metal wizard Merlin Sutter (Cellar Darling, ex-Eluveitie).

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