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  • Jason Hesley

ANTRISCH release Debut album "EXPEDITION II : Die Passage"

"EXPEDITION II : Die Passage" is once more dealing with the dismal inner life emerging when being helplessly exposed to the relentless forces of nature.

Framed by the historical events of Sir John Franklin's ill-fated expedition in search for the last uncharted parts of the Northwest Passage, this concept album deals with some of the rarely recorded eerie incidents that took place in the Canadian Arctic more than 170 years ago.

Musically "Die Passage" continues ANTRISCH's musical vision of oppressive soundscapes, dense atmosphere and aggressive, keen edge guitars without mere repetition.

The vocals range from harsh screaming to narrative snarl, creating the perfect counterpart to the sonic Arctic gale permanently careening from emotional discomfort to paroxysms of grief when being desperately icebound …

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