Australian progressive metal outfit HEMINA have partnered with Sydney-based label Bird’s Robe Records for the release of their second album.
With a worldwide fan base and their strongest material to date captured on record, the band will bring their music to a broader audience with the release of ‘Nebulae.’
Featuring their trademark vocal harmonies, intricate and powerful guitar-playing and heavy rhythm sound, the album captures their best songwriting and production to date.
Hemina vocalist, Douglas Skene, released a brief statement earlier today:
“It’s been such a long time coming and there has been so much going on behind the scenes trying to make this release right that it feels like such a release to be able to share it with you. We’d been working on the album since the end of 2012 as we felt we had to follow up ‘Synthetic’ with something a little more direct and immediate. We’re all very prolific writers and some of you may recall reading that was we had written an album called ‘Venus’, this is indeed true and is awaiting the time to be recorded in the way to do its concept and vision justice but that is a different story.
We are now here with ‘Nebulae’, our new baby. We worked with brilliant Australian artist Tristan Tait to create what we see as classic progressive ideals brought forth into the modern world and we couldn’t be happier with what he was able to do. The album centers around lucid dreaming and the quest for transcendence (whatever that may mean to you) and is something of a prequel arc to the existing Heminal lyrical world. Things aren’t as strictly narrative this time and this dreamlike space fantasia that we seem to be obsessed with has worked so well together with the album’s dynamic curve. We took things into our own hands with nearly everything this time and I think it has made all the elements of this record stronger than what we’ve achieved in the past as we were in the driver’s seat the whole time. This album is no doubt a different sound for Hemina but I think it’s us at our best on all fronts; the production is better, the playing is better, the songs are definitely better – it is more us. It’s 2 months now till it’s out and I look forward to the day that our supportive fans can load up the CD or their iPod’s and share this journey with us.
I also could not be happier with the choice for us to do the predominate majority of the release through Bird’s Robe Records, who has served my other band Anubis very well with generous passion for their artists’ music and astute attention paid to their artists’ needs and strengths. I look forward to seeing where this new chapter leads us. We are in the company of champions such as Voyager, Toehider and sleepmakeswaves.
We also have a song from ‘Nebulae’ which is available for your listening pleasure on Bandcamp – It’s called ‘Freedom’. It’s something of a progressive call-to-arms if you will. We hope you enjoy it and keep your eye out for the video in the coming weeks.
From the bottom of our hearts in Hemina, thank you for staying along for the ride – See you at the next stop!”
Bird’s Robe Records’ Director Mike Solo released the following statement
“I’m very happy to announce that Bird’s Robe is going to be releasing the new Hemina album ‘Nebulae’ internationally.
You may already know Hemina’s vocalist Doug Skene from his formidable work with Anubis, but the whole band have been long-time supporters of Bird’s Robe; and consistent with my personal philosophy, it’s really nice to be working with such good people on an excellent album. There’s so much good music coming out of Australia, Hemina have the passion and enthusiasm to match their talent, which is fantastic.”
Nebulae is out August 19 through Bird’s Robe Records
‘Nebulae’ Album Sampler – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffjCGIGPTw8
Publicity/Label: Mike Solo / firstname.lastname@example.org / 0404 937 095
Band: Douglas Skene / email@example.com / 0410 879 492
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