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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:

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.


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.

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