What started as a side project during some barren months in the wastes of Northwest Ohio, ASTRALBORNE has morphed into a force to be reckoned with. And now, thanks to a freshly inked deal with Prosthetic Records, their debut album, Eternity’s End will reach the wider audience it so richly deserves.
Jayson Cessna (drums) and Derik Smith (guitars) had wrapped up work on Hammer Horde’s third album when they found themselves with an excess of time and an abundance of creativity. However, they knew that their artistic leanings were not suitable for their Viking-themed band, and set out on the path that led to them forming ASTRALBORNE, with Paul Fuzinski (bass, vocals).
The trio wrote and arranged songs that comprised of both new and old material, revisiting and reimagining missives from their past lives, former bands and long forgotten periods of creativity. The resulting material was recorded in April of 2017 and forms an 11 track opus that fuses melodic death, black and thrash metal into a diverse aural assault. The outcome is an uncompromising tribute to melodeath’s forefathers, with enough modern-day aggression to satisfy both old-school and new-school listeners alike.
Eschewing the historical and fantastical lyrics of their Viking themed work, ASTRALBORNE have found freedom to explore more personal and raw concepts on Eternity’s End. By embracing realism and rooting themselves firmly in the present day, the tracks on the album explore the symbolism of death - plus various offshoots from that central theme. Be it divine punishment, the bubonic plague or the feeling of watching everything around you perish - ASTRALBORNE have explored the many facets of death in a myriad of ways.
Eternity’s End was self-released in 2019, before catching the ear of Prosthetic Records, who have signed the band and immediately put the wheels in motion to re-release the debut album from the trio. Although extremely proud of their D.I.Y roots and their self sufficiency, ASTRALBORNE and Prosthetic Records are an ideal pairing to bring this collection of melodic, abrasive and downright brutal songs to the masses.
Eternity’s End will be released via Prosthetic Records on May 29, 2020
Paul Fuzinski (bass, vocals)
Jayson Cessna (drums)
Derik Smith (guitars)
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ASTRALBORNE: DEBUT ALBUM, 'ETERNITY'S END', OUT NOW!May 29, 2020
Ohio-based melodic death metal three piece, ASTRALBORNE have today released their debut album, Eternity's End via Prosthetic Records. A video for the title track of the album has also been unveiled today, which can be seen below. Eternity's End is available to purchase here.