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Pelagic Recs. distributed release / Germany import
After the release of “Phase of Perplexity” in 2004 and “Technicolor” in 2010, Supra is DIORAMIC’s 3rd studio album.The band’s songwriting has steadily evolved over the years, and Supra reflects – so far – the peak of this evolution: we are not exaggerating when we say it is a truly mind-blowing piece of heavy, intricate yet catchy music. DIORAMIC venture into the vastly unexplored musical territory between Muse-ish vocal hooklines laid over odd but catchy chord progressions, and moments of modern technical metal’s unprecedented rhythmical complexity.
Main songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Arkadi Zaslavski’s talent has surprised friends, fans and journalists alike from the band’s early days. In recent years, DIORAMIC have focused their activities on select support shows for bands like Meshuggah, Skindred, or Every Time I Die, as well as appearances at festivals like Highfield or Southside. The main reason why the band did not play out more was the enormous and rather time-consuming success of drummer Anton’s alter ego “ZEDD”, who recently won a grammy and who, for understandable reasons could, not keep up his commitment to DIORAMICc. That’s why the band recently replaced him with Paul Seidel (War From A Harlot’s Mouth), who also joined THE OCEAN a few months later. The line-up issues explain the long creation phase of Supra, which was already recorded in 2011, but could not be finished until the end of 2013. Now it’s done, and as we all know, haste makes waste