NEURAXIS enters the studio to record new record, offers first web episode


Canadian tech-thrashers NEURAXIS will enter the studio February 19 with producer Jef Fortin (of fellow Canadians Anonymous) to record the band’s fifth studio album. The recording process will be done in late March and is scheduled to be mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Converge, Shadows Fall), and will feature artwork from Dennis Sibeijn of Damnengine Art (Job For A Cowboy, Chimaira). The yet-untitled effort should see a July release through Prosthetic Records.

“We feel this album will be something monumental for NEURAXIS,” says guitarist Rob Milley. “With the new line-up and the energy we have created in the writing sessions, it’s something that is new and refreshing, yet still retains a lot of the essence of what NEURAXIS has built since day one.”

The new album will be the first studio album featuring new vocalist Alex Leblanc and guitarist William Seghers, both having appeared on the recently released Live Progression, via Galy Records. Live Progression is the live follow-up to NEURAXIS’ last studio album, 2005’s Trilateral Progression. More details, tour dates, and regular in-studio footage updates will be available shortly. The first web episode is online now here: http://www.youtube.com/neuraxismetal and features sneak previews of new songs, as well as commentary in both English and French Canadian on the new material.

 

NEURAXIS on tour

4/11 Trois-Rivieres, QC – Le Stage

4/12 St-Hyacinthe, QBC – Bar Le Trash

4/26 Sudbury, ONT – The Serbian Centre (Sundbury Metalfest)

 

 

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““Live Progression” demonstrates further that NEURAXIS are among the elite of the tech-death genre.”  -  Blabbermouth

 

“There must be something in the water. From Voivod to Gorguts, Kataklysm to Cryptopsy, the Great White North continues to spit up one improbably innovative band after another. Montreal-based quintet Neuraxis don’t play the weirdness card as forthrightly as any of the aforementioned combos, but the group’s specific strain of technical death metal is anything but ordinary.”  -  Decibel magazine

 

“Neuraxis has become a band that now satisfies on a lot of different levels, and the group has quietly achieved leader status in the notoriously hi-tier Quebec scene.” – Brave Words And Bloody Knuckles magazine

 

“On its fourth full-length release, the Montreal tech-death squad has accomplished what so many of its brethren have failed to do: adroitly combine technicality, brutality, and melody. Is there a death metal training facility in Montreal that has been secretly financed by the Canadian government? I can think of no other logical explanation for the continuing stream of quality acts coming from the region.”  -  Blabbermouth

 

“Whether Neuraxis achieves similar notoriety as Death did in their heyday is probably unlikely due to the sheer volume of bands being churned out of every suburb nationwide that serve to saturate the scene, but their imagination, both musically and lyrically on Ian Campbell’s part, are easily up to par with Death’s best; a compliment that will not be handed out again anytime soon.”  -  Lambgoat

 

“…technical death metal that strikes a damn fine blend between surprisingly brutal heaviness and snarling vocal growls with lots of forceful melodic tendencies and memorable songwriting tactics that keep the complexity up front without making it the focus.”  -  Aversion Online

 

“The future for Neuraxis seems bright and full of opportunity….Heightened exposure is coming and Neuraxis have earned it.”  -  Metal Archives

 

“Fast, technical, and precise to a millisecond, every member of this band is better than almost any band you listen to. They take the sometimes boring world of metal and turn it upside down, while avoiding the usual pitfalls of such bands…”  -  Stereokiller

 

“Live Progression is not just a throwaway contract fulfilling album. It’s the band’s first ever live effort, and really captures their impressive live show.”  -  About.com

 

“Anyone into Technical Death Metal should not let this gem go away.”  -  Death Black Metal.net

 

“One of the more professional and clear sounding death metal albums in the last decade, Live Progression is the perfect introduction to those unfamiliar with one of Canada’s metal institutions.”  -  Blistering.com

 

“With a blistering, taut live sound that has been honed to near-frightening precision thanks to a ridiculous level of touring and an increasingly inventive melodic sensibility in their songwriting, Montreal’s great Neuraxis absolutely nailed it on all fronts with 2005’s superb Trilateral Progression.”  -  Decibel Magazine

 

 

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