New Jersey-based progressive metal quartet ETHERIUS recently announced the release of their stunning new instrumental progressive metal EP, entitled “Thread of Life”, out August 24, 2018.
Today, ETHERIUS launched part one of a three-part behind the scenes video series detailing the making of Thread of Life. Exclusively hosted by Gear Gods, each part will highlight drums, bass and guitars individually. Part one, featuring drums, showcases recording and interview clips with drummer/producer Zaki Ali. Watch part one here: http://geargods.net/behind-the-scenes/etherius-thread-of-life-drums-making-of/
In the video, Zaki Ali says, “When I start to analyze a song for any band or project I’m asked to play for, there’s always this question of ‘how much does the artist want me to play what they wanted?’.
The coolest thing about this was that Jay was like ‘do your thing’, and really just gave me the freedom, so to speak, to interpret what I wanted to with the melodies… that’s probably the best thing an artist can say to a drummer, because it really allows the drummer to translate the drum parts properly.”
Stay tuned for parts two and three detailing the recording of guitars and bass on Thread of Life.
Can’t get enough of Etherius? Check out more videos here:
Music video for “The Inevitable End”: https://youtu.be/qr0N4sD3eyU
Guitar playthrough for “Soothsayer”: https://youtu.be/7vy8J3VgK2M
Guitar playthrough for “Thread of Life”: https://youtu.be/innHmhia5Yo
Etherius was formed by guitarist Jay Tarantino in 2017. After gaining experience as a touring rhythm guitarist for guitar virtuoso Angel Vivaldi, Tarantino decided to branch out on his own with the goal of making music unlike the djent/electronic stylings of the current instrumental guitar scene. The result is Etherius – a fresh new take on progressive metal/neoclassical shred incorporating classic thrash elements. In addition to Tarantino, Etheriusfeatures drummer/producer Zaki Ali, bassist Chris Targia, and second guitarist John Kiernan.
The concept of Thread of Life and the album’s artwork were inspired by ancient Greek mythology, specifically TheMoirai (moy-ray), or “three fates”. Thread of Life was produced and engineered by Jay Tarantino and Zaki Ali with Angel Vivaldi acting as co-producer, was recorded at Backroom Studios in Rockaway, New Jersey (owned by Dillinger Escape Planguitarist Kevin Antreassin), and was mixed/mastered by Mutiny Within vocalist Chris Clancy at Audioworks Productions. Additional tracking was completed with Angel Vivaldi at his home studio.
With one listen to Thread of Life it’s clear that combined, the four extremely talented musicians of Etherius produce a clean, awe-inspiring sound merging powerful progressive elements that will appeal to not only the most discerning and critical metal fans, but to the heavy music-loving masses as well.
Members of ETHERIUS are currently endorsed by Kiesel Guitars, Ernie Ball Music Man, and Reunion Blues.
Thread of Life track listing: 01. Thread of Life 02. The Soothsayer 03. March and Defy 04. The Inevitable End 05. Lament