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ZYCH releases debut album Dante’s Inferno Part I today on Metal Assault Records

ZYCH releases debut album, Dante’s Inferno Part I today on Metal Assault Records New music video for lead single “Canto I - Overture” streaming now

Dante’s Inferno Part I, the debut album from multi-instrumentalist and composer ZYCH is out today on Metal Assault Records. The release of Dante’s Inferno Part I is the first in a series of solo albums dedicated to the poetry of Dante Alighieri coming from ZYCH. Unlike other releases based on Dante’s Inferno, this album goes in-depth into each canto. Dante’s Inferno Part I is a dark and stunning progressive metal album clocking in at nearly 70 minutes and featuring eight intense, story-telling songs with absolutely NO fillers! Even more special for the listener; each album track features an all-star musical cast of internationally well-known musicians.

"I am very excited to release the debut of a series of albums dedicated to Dante's Inferno. This album is the progressive metal album I have always wanted to create. There are no fillers and every track takes you on a musical journey. With every track there is an art piece created by some of my favorite artists. Every song has its own unique sound and is a blend of all genres with heavy metal.” states ZYCH on the arrival of Dante’s Inferno Part I.

Dante’s Inferno Part I is now available on deluxe digipack CD and on all digital platforms, order copies in the format of your choice at:

Step inside the first canto of Dante’s Inferno Part I and stream the 4k music video for lead album single and opening track, “Canto I - Overture”:

Dante’s Inferno Part I track listing:

1. Canto I - Overture

2. Canto II - Gates Of Sorrow

3. Canto III - All Hope Abandon

4. Canto IV - Limbo

5. Canto V - Lust

6. Canto VI - The Gluttonous

7. Canto VII - The Avaricious & The Wrathful

8. Canto VIII - Into the Depths of Hell

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


Justin Zych, better known as ZYCH is a multi-instrumentalist specializing in guitar, bass, and piano. He earned his bachelor's degree in music performance from IPFW and currently teaches music online. As a composer, ZYCH has created several compositions for musical groups, commercials and scores for online videos.

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. Every ZYCH composition reflects 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 an incredibly unique and diverse palette of sound brimming with technical prowess and heartfelt melodies.

ZYCH has played guitar for over 20 years and toured and worked with world renowned bands such as Zephaniah (IN), Viking (CA), Them (NY/GER), Munroe's Thunder (USA/UK) and many others. He continues to excel at his craft by introducing new techniques and musical concepts to his playing. The debut of ZYCH’s first studio album, Dante’s Inferno Part I arrives Friday October 22, 2021 on Metal Assault Records.

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