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EXIVIOUS - featuring members of CYNIC & TEXTURES

Discussion in 'Non-Opeth Music Chat' started by Tym_ex, Jan 17, 2009.

  1. Tym_ex

    Tym_ex Tymon

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    EXIVIOUS announces debut album, to be released in May 2009.

    Fusionmetal - A relatively new and unexplored genre in the world of metal. Exivious marks a first to truly marry jazzfusion with metal into a coherent new style. Featuring members of legendary US prog band CYNIC and Dutch metallers TEXTURES, Exivious isn't an over the top math metal band and certainly isn't a loungy jazz combo either. But expect everything in between!

    With a jazzfusion backbone Exivious uses freaky metal riffs to decorate their organic eruption of free improvisations and complex rhythms. Guitarist Tymon comments: "We finally managed to transform a vision I had a long time ago into 9 intense and fiery songs. There's an immense amount of information in there that will definitely take more than one spin in your CD player to comprehend!"

    The band will release the album independently to preserve 100% creative freedom. This is not only evident in their music but also in the artwork. Their self titled debut will appear in a limited 1000 numbered copies, each single copy bundled with its own unique artwork.

    An mp3 stream of the song “Waves Of Thought” is available on the Exivious website and myspace now!.

    Exivious is:
    Tymon (Cynic) – guitar
    Michel Nienhuis (ex-Sengaia) – guitar
    Robin Zielhorst (Cynic, ex-Blue Man Group) - bass
    Stef Broks (Textures) – drums

    www.exivious.net
    www.myspace.com/exivious



    First off: my apologies for the shameless self promotion! I hope it's OK posting this here. I thought it might be interesting for Opeth fans as Robin and I just toured with Opeth (with our other band Cynic).

    Cheers,
    Tymon
     
  2. Wander

    Wander 10+2=6

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    Thanks for posting. I like both Cynic and Textures AND the new song sounds great... Which means that I'm really looking forward to the release!

    Also, I guess this is the way to go for those who thought that Traced in Air should have been completely instrumental (not me!).:lol:

    Edit: But just how difficult will it be to get one of those 1000 copies, I wonder.
     
  3. Ozzloaf

    Ozzloaf Art Geek

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    Sounds great man! I had no idea you were in the band until well after hearing it! That's really cool!
     
  4. The Porcelain Eater

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    This sounds really, really good! I love the bass lines.
     
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    Unique. Hope the full-length is just as good ;)
     
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    Good stuff, very Alarum-esque.
     
  7. Iki-ilkkuja

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    Hmm... sounds interesting, though I first thought like, what?! Reinert, Malone, Masvidal and Gobel... but yeah, good still.
     
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    Awesome. I will have to check this out.
     
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    Hemlok New Metal Member

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    Sounds very interesting. I'm a massive Cynic fan - they're probably my favourite band along with Opeth - and they were both great live when I saw them in Shepherds Bush late last year. It was just disappointing how short Cynic's set was.

    I'll definitely be buying the Exicious album, there aren't enough jazzy/metal bands around at the moment.
     
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    Holocaust on the Moon Temples of Syrinx

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    I love it, thanks for the "shameless self promotion"!
     
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    metalherbert New Metal Member

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    That was fucking sick. Gonna have to get my hands on one of those 1000 copies!!!
     
  12. Tym_ex

    Tym_ex Tymon

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    Wow, I'm impressed by the positive response on this forum, very cool! Thanks for checking our stuff out!
     
  13. grey knight

    grey knight Etheraven

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    PERKELE.

    I will buy this if I happen to find one (with a decent normal price...) :)

    Edit: How do the artworks differ, if I may ask?
     
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    I shall have to check this out. I am a fan of Cynic and a big fan of Stef Broks drumming.
     
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    Very interested in this. When will I be able to get my hands on one of those 1,000 copies:lol:
     
  16. Tym_ex

    Tym_ex Tymon

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    Thanks again guys!

    The price will be somewhere around 15 or 16 euros. We'll start taking pre orders in March, but I'll keep you guys posted about that.

    The artwork differs in that it slowly builds, adding something to each release. It starts out really calm and builds to a very busy climax thing. We'll explain the concept behind this later on our site.
     
  17. Burden

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    Sounds really impressive :D hopefully there is a real chance to get a copy of it

    - love "Waves of thought" since the first listen! f'n rocks :)
     
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    Yes
     
  19. Iki-ilkkuja

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    Well, I guess this will be one of the must haves of 2009. There's never been too many truly jazz-oriented metal bands out there.
     
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