Mental Torment: Ukraine Based Death Doom Band Release Artwork, Tracklist & Teaser for New Album EGO:GENESIS
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Ukraine based Death Doom Metallers Mental Torment are preparing the release their new album EGO:GENESIS on 29 September. Today, they reveal artwork, tracklist and teaser for EGO:GENESIS.
The album EGO:GENESIS includes 7 tracks about the catharsis that is a person goes through in a moment of despair and hopelessness, searching for answers to eternal questions, resisting the inevitable and final acceptance of their fate. The album will bring a fresh view on the traditional Doom Metal genre - from acoustic ballads and funeral vibes to sludgy and modern progressive music.
The band explains the artwork of EGO:GENESIS: "The cover is an image of the end of a person's journey. This is a metaphorical scene of transition to another stage of being. The cover shows a man wrapped in the waves of a river that will take him to another world through a shining passage. And the girl is like a goddess of fate, ready at any moment to cut the thread of life that has appeared before her."
Anatolii Doroshenko - Guitars
Andrii Avramets - Bass
Artur Myrvoda - Drums
Mykhailo Chuha - Guitars
Roman Sagajdachnyj - Vocals
Yaroslav Mosiievsky - Keyboards
1. 2009, Mental Torment played their first gig in Kyiv music club Prime.
Also, the band took part in Doom Over Kyiv 4 festival in 2011 with such giants as Saturnus and Autumnia. During that era, Mental Torment was a mostly funeral-oriented band.
2. After the recording was ended, Mental Torment was signed with Solitude Prod label and the debut album was released on 21/01/2013.
3. In March 2013, with the support Metallurg Music, the band touring to support the album release through Ukraine, Belarus, and Russian cities along with Letargia band.
4. Unfortunately, due to internal disagreement, Mental Torment took a small pause after that. 2015 saw one last show with On The Verge members as part of a charity gig organized by Mykhailo to support military medics. And then Mental Torment went to the bottom till 2020…
5. April 2021, within one month all lyrics were written for each song, along with whole album art. At the beginning of 2021, Mykhailo was endorsed by Avaks Custom Guitars (Ukrainian hi-end guitars company) and did whole guitar tracking using his Avaks SE7EN custom guitar. Later in May 2021, the new album was recording as a whole. Mykhailo did most of the recording and mixing in his home studio. During the recording session, Andrii visited Ukraine and tracked whole bass parts just in a couple of days.
6. In June of 2021 Mental Torment announced via Metallurg Music the 2nd Album "ego:genesis" which will be released on 29.09.2021 on all digital platforms.
Mental Torment - EGO:GENESIS Album Teaser
2. New Days Old Wounds
5. The River