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ESODIC Reveals Blistering New Video "De Facto De Jure"

Death/thrash outfit ESODIC have today released their striking EP De Facto De Jure. To celebrate the release, the band has shared a striking music video for the title track. This video is the final video in a series chronicling some of the political and social issues that have plagued the Middle East for decades. The new video is available HERE

The band dives deep into the video and song, explaining: "Muammar Gaddafi, was a master manipulator who employed cunning tactics to shape narratives in his favor. He was the main inspiration for this song which mainly probes his highly skillful capability for communication, as he expertly wielded propaganda to influence public sentiment. Despite projecting an image of a democratic champion, the truth revealed a four-decades-long autocracy over Libya. Gaddafi's strategic prowess extended to sowing discord among various groups, fostering divisions that he deftly exploited for personal gain. Unrivaled in power and politics, he spared no effort to secure and perpetuate his hold on authority."

"The picture Gaddafi painted of himself and the way the people rose up to take him down was a full circle. How he deceitfully came to power, and guarding borders between Europe and Africa that, with his demise, sent many radicals migrating into Europe."

On July 6th, the band will showcase De Facto De Jure for the first time at Chain Reaction, while supporting ARKAIK. Tickets are available HERE.

Set to make a monumental impact in the metal scene, ESODIC's upcoming EP embodies the band's unique fusion of thrash and death metal, infused with their deep-seated commentary on socio-political themes. With De Facto De Jure, ESODIC continues to push the boundaries of their genre, promising a collection of tracks that not only showcase their musical prowess but also reflect their profound insights into the complexities of power, authority, and societal structures. Fans of the band and metal enthusiasts alike are marking their calendars for what is set to be a groundbreaking addition to ESODIC's discography.

Originating from the underbelly of Amman, Jordan, ESODIC was formed in 2003. Inspired by legendary bands like SLAYER, TESTAMENT, and KREATOR, ESODIC's music reflects the turbulent socio-political climate of the Middle East. Their existence as a metal band in a region where such music was often suppressed by local governments added a layer of defiance and rebellion to their sound. This opposition fueled their creativity and resilience, epitomized by the experiences of current drummer Zed Amarin, who, along with other band members, faced harassment and arrest.

ESODIC's journey through the underground music scene of Amman saw them forge a distinct style of fast-paced, loud thrash metal. Despite the risks, their commitment to their craft led to a strong following and significant challenges, including frequent arrests and show cancellations. These obstacles only strengthened their resolve and influence within the countercultural scene.

The band's first major success came with their demo release Coverless Truth, featuring the hit single "Dawn of Victory." The departure of original drummer Ibrahim and the arrival of Zed Amarin marked a pivotal moment, infusing the band with new energy and direction. Their breakthrough came with their participation in the Global Battle of The Bands in Amman, showcasing their talent on a larger stage and earning widespread acclaim.

Despite temporary setbacks, including lineup changes and the shutdown of their local scene following government crackdowns, ESODIC continued to evolve. The band members eventually dispersed globally, culminating in the release of a split record with GENERECHRIST and their first EP, Mirrors of Disgrace, a compilation of years of material reflecting their experiences of upheaval.

In recent years, the band has seen a resurgence, with drummer Zed Amarin leading the charge in Los Angeles. Their participation in the MetalDays Festival in Slovenia and collaborations with new band members like Michael Nolasco and Kevin McCombs signal a new chapter for ESODIC. 

As ESODIC gears up for the release of their new EP, the anticipation within the metal community is palpable. This EP, a powerful reflection on turbulent history and political commentary. This release is poised to add another impactful chapter to ESODIC's storied legacy, resonating with fans old and new who appreciate music that challenges, provokes, and transcends.


Zed Amarin - Drums

Michael Nolasco - Guitars/Vocals

Kevin McCombs - Bass/Vocals 

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De Facto De Jure Track List:

  1. Consequence    

  2. Dirge    

  3. Reign    

  4. De Facto, De Jure

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