Melbourne, Australia’s Progressive Metal ensemble, Teramaze, signs to Music Theories Recordings which is a part of the Mascot Label Group. The band’s first release for the label, Her Halo, will hit stores on October 30, 2015.
Teramaze was originally formed during lead guitarist/producer Dean Well’s teenage years. The band put out a couple albums in the early years, but it wasn’t until the release of Anhedonia in 2012 that Wells felt the modern version of Teramaze actually began. That third album was met with critical acclaim, as was the follow up of 2014’s Esoteric Symbolism, which saw the quartet making a bolder statement and taking no prisoners to flex their musical muscle even further. Now with new vocalist Nathan Peachey and a new record deal with Mascot Label Group, Teramaze have arrived with their cinematic Her Halo. This new beginning not only brings about more potential, but promise as well.
Wells will tell you himself that the Teramaze sound is assembled within the framework of the songwriting. Regardless of that focus, there is certainly a lot more than simply a faint slither of technicality due to the intricate musical bravado brushing up against the melodies, tunefully brandishing a smoothly executed soundscape while retaining the sheer loudness minus the belligerent anxiety. No wasting time trying to figure out where a solo should be, what type of insane time signature can be put in, and so on. The music shines, not blinds. Even with that melodic sensibility in tow, these guys don’t limit themselves to the confines of what stereotypical prog-metal is, as their catchy sonatas emphasize both the precision minded musicianship and melodies with divine harmonious vigor.
“It was very much a conscious decision to focus on the songs,” elaborates Wells, “Our music is all about the song as a whole. If a melody only needs a slow guitar solo with only three notes, then so be it. There’s no need to add anything else that might take away from the track itself. If we focus on the songwriting, we can appeal to musicians or anybody who loves good music.”
The first single off Her Halo will be “Out of Subconscious” which features fierce tempos, poignant touches of darkness, soaring axe attack, angelic harmonies, and a hauntingly dramatic music video. Followed up by the beautifully orchestrated title track, “Her Halo.”
Teramaze is the first signing of Music Theory Recordings’ new label manager, Jim Pitulski. Music Theory Records is the Progressive Rock and Metal imprint of the Mascot Label Group. Pitulski, who was also Managing Director for Inside Out Music America for over a decade, and procured such amazing acts as O.S.I. (feat. members of Dream Theater and Fates Warning), Symphony X, Evergrey, Spock’s Beard, Ayreon and many more. With Michael Schmitz heading up the German office and now Eric Corbin working public relations, Mascot has successfully reunited three of Inside Out’s key executives from the label’s most successful period.
Dean Wells-Lead/Rhythm Guitars /Backing vocals
Nathan Peachey- Vocals
Dean Kennedy- Drums
Luis Eguren-Bass Guitar