- Jason Hesley
Doom Metallers DiGelsomina Share The Track “Entombed By Choice”
US-based doom metal quintet DiGelsomina is glad to share another song from its full-length “Sic Itur Ad Astra”, set to be released on June 2. The track is called “Entombed By Choice” and you can stream it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Uvf7Sc6cCw
The song is also available on
Amazon Music: https://bit.ly/45icNnt
Apple Music: https://bit.ly/3MGb2ck
“Sic Itur Ad Astra” is the debut album by the band, born from the collaboration between former Lyraka composer/lead guitarist Andy DiGelsomina and Robert Lowe (formerly of CANDLEMASS and SOLITUDE AETURNUS). The composer-guitarist explains how the collaboration with Lowe was born: "I was a huge fan of Robert's Solitude Aeturnus work since the early 90s, but naturally I wanted to investigate his vocal work from this century, to make sure I wanted to contact him about my music. One listen to the band's last album, entitled 'Alone', completely convinced me. I love the early Robert's voice, but I far prefer the more rugged style he adopted on their later material. I then learned of his albums with Candlemass and all of the above releases became huge favorites of mine, setting in stone my conviction he was an Elite metal vocalist as well as an Icon."
DiGelsomina’s debut “Sic Itur Ad Astra” is a journey made of 7 tracks for approximately 44 minutes of playing time. The sound is mainly influenced from Black Sabbath (the Osbourne and Ronnie Dio years), Dio's stint with Ritchie Blackmore, Deep Purple, the Saint Vitus debut LP, Robert's work with Solitude Aeturnus, and to a lesser degree Candlemass. However, the imprint of some songs reminds of Control Denied’s “The Fragile Art of Existence”, both for the riffs section and the 90s-oriented production. DiGelsomina aims to offer an evocative and well-written album, deliberately remaining distant from the formal perfection dictated by modern record production canons.
Lyrically, “Sic Itur Ad Astra” is an allegorical fantasy about the Warrior Angel (origin: the land of Mahanaim) who is fighting avatars of the Lovecraft character Nyarlathotep. The story originates well over a million years ago, when the Warrior Angel and Heavenly Host stop a powerful dragon (a common avatar of Nyarlathotep), reducing him to a crawling serpent on the earth, where he nevertheless ends up ruling. Upon discovering the mystical trapezohedron and becoming aware of her nemesis' subjugation of Terra, the Warrior Angel is taken upon an Epic journey, believing she is being led by God to the whereabouts of her enemy. Nyarlathotep ultimately ensorcells her, leaving her trapped in the deltohedron and temporarily unable to continue the battle. This sets the stage for the next album and the appearance of her holistic companion, the Conqueror.
The album will be available as CD, streaming, and digital download.