Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Catalysis "Connection Lost" album follow-up

Catalysis is a 5-piece metal band from Dundee, Scotland. Formed in late 2016, the band have released 2 studio EPs, ‘Into the Unknown’ (2017) and the self-titled follow-up (2018). The 'Catalysis' EP was mixed and mastered by Death Metal legend Mendel Bij De Leij (ex-Aborted) and received very positive reviews upon release. In 2019, the band completed their first European tour, including a show at the Agressive Music Festival in Czech Republic.

The band is going to release their debut album, ‘Connection Lost’, which is being self-released on 24/07/2019. This album was also mixed and mastered by Mendel Bij De Leij, and features guest guitar solos from Phil Demmel (Vio-Lence, ex-Machine Head) and Joey Radziwill (Sacred Reich).

'Connection Lost’ consists of 12 tracks with the aim to showcase everything that this band has to offer, whether it be mature song writing or the development of the band's sound. The two main things that Catalysis strive for in sound is unrelenting aggression and stomping groove, but this isn’t all that the Catalysis sound is about. The band have also delved further into its melodic elements, making more use of acoustic and clean guitar sections to add more juxtaposition into the music, more memorable vocal melodies and more refined guitar solos that highlight the bands melodic development.

As well as the bands sonic message, there’s always a deeper meaning in the lyrics of the band's music. The band often tackles topics that are important to its members and are relevant to current events, with themes surrounding climate change and human’s relationship with the natural world, how prevalent xenophobia and racism are in modern society, and the further effects of many governmental decisions around the world.

FFOs: Machine Head, Sylosis, Chimaira, Gojira, The Black Dahlia Murder.


Colin MacGregor
Drew Cochrane
Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Sean Ramson
Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals

Calum Rennie
CURRENT: as above, but with Kenneth Valentine on bass.





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