Solo artist ZYCH to release debut album 'Dante’s Inferno Part I' via Metal Assault Records
Solo artist ZYCH to release debut album Dante’s Inferno Part I via Metal Assault Records on October 22
Lead single + video “Canto I - Overture” streaming now; album pre-orders available
Multi-instrumentalist and composer Justin Zych, better known as ZYCH, has joined the Metal Assault Records roster as the label’s first ever solo artist signing. He has toured internationally and worked with bands such as Zephaniah (Indiana), Viking (Los Angeles), Munroe's Thunder (US / UK), Them (NY / Germany) and many more.
Dante’s Inferno Part I, slated for release October 22 on Metal Assault Records, will initiate a series of solo albums dedicated to the poetry of Dante Alighieri by ZYCH. Unlike other albums based on Dante’s Inferno, this album goes in-depth into each canto. The album is nearly 70 minutes long with eight intense songs (No fillers). This progressive metal heavyweight of an album evaporates the boundaries between all genres. Every track takes on its own direction with an all-star musical cast of internationally well-known musicians. Each song is also accompanied by outstanding artwork from a well-established visual artist. This is THE heavy metal soundscape to lend your ear to as you read the first eight cantos of The Inferno.
The album’s lead single and opening track, “Canto I - Overture” premiered on August 6th along with a stunning music video in all its 4K glory.
Watch the official music video for “Canto I - Overture” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLon44L8bew
Dante’s Inferno Part I track listing:
1. Canto I - Overture (8:56)
2. Canto II - Gates Of Sorrow (5:23)
3. Canto III - All Hope Abandon (8:27)
4. Canto IV - Limbo (10:04)
5. Canto V - Lust (6:37)
6. Canto VI - The Gluttonous (8:24)
7. Canto VII - The Avaricious & The Wrathful (9:08)
8. Canto VIII - Into the Depths of Hell (11:21)
Total Runtime: 1:08:20
Full list of participating musicians:
Justin Zych (Zephaniah, Viking) - Guitars, Synths, Bass, Vocals
Albert Rybka (Acracy, Kategory V) - Vocals
Ronny Munroe (Ex-Metal Church, Between Worlds) - Vocals
Ty Christian (Lords of The Trident) - Vocals
Troy Norr (THEM, Coldsteel) - Vocals
Patick Parris (Project Roenwolfe) - Vocals
Zebah Latifi (Zephaniah) - Vocals
Angel Cotte (Demolition Hammer, THEM) - Drums
Ed Stephens (Ringworm, Vindicator) - Bass
Ian Bender (Zephaniah) - Bass
Paul Kendall (Valhalla) - Piano, synth, guest soloist
Shaun Cothron (Zephaniah) - Guest Soloist
Brian Koenig (Lords of the Trident) - Guest soloist
Kyle Smith (Death On Fire) - Percussion
Kenny Woods - All Saxophones
Paul Rowan - All trumpets
David Cooke - All trombones
Ilona Orban - All violins
Derek Reeves - All violas
Bennett Spickelmier - All Cellos
Metal Assault Records will release Dante’s Inferno Part I on October 22 2021 on deluxe digipack CD and digital platforms. The album's cover is a scan of a canvas piece created by Tricia Cavender. Pre-orders for the digital album, deluxe digipack CD (with a full 16-page booklet included), and special merch bundles featuring the “Canto VII” t-shirt design, 12” x 12” giclee prints of the album cover art, stickers and guitar picks, are available now via the ZYCH Bandcamp page.
MORE ABOUT ZYCH:
ZYCH (Justin Zych) is a musician specializing in guitar, bass, and piano. He earned his bachelor's degree in music performance from IPFW and currently teaches music online. He is an experienced international touring musician and guitar technician, who has worked with world renowned bands such as Zephaniah (IN), Viking (CA), THEM (NY/GER), Munroe's Thunder (USA/UK) and many others.
As a composer of music ZYCH has created several compositions for musical groups, commercials and scores for online videos. His technical prowess and heartfelt melodies define his style and inspire young and old musicians. He has played guitar for over 20 years and continues to excel at his craft by introducing new techniques and musical concepts to his playing.
ZYCH has created over 400 arrangements/transcriptions for clients over the last three years and continues to on a regular basis. Some are as simple and short as a 30 second piano piece and some are as complex and intense as a ten minute orchestral piece. His compositions reflect a mixture of romantic period composition mixed with the complex structures of 20th century composition and jazz. Add a heavy metal element to that and you get a new, diverse and extremely full sound.