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Band: INFINITAS
Base: Muotathal • Switzerland
Genre: Folk Heavy Metal
Title: Skylla
Format: Single
Label: Self-financed


In May 2017, the Swiss released their debut album "CIVITAS INTERITUS". The unusual as well as refreshingly original sound of the FOLK HEAVY METAL formation found extensive and informative feedback in the international music press.

Absolute honor, welcome duty and creative joy in one for the fully ambitious INFINITAS, not to rest on it!

After another line-up change, newcomer Irina Melnikova on the violin came in mid-March, it was already high time for the busy Swiss about the work on new material.

On May 4th the group around singer and energy bundle Andrea Böll released the new single "Skylla":

With "Skylla", the highly motivated formation wants to get in addition to the radio stations, especially in the charts of their home country.

I. "Skylla":
Named after a sea monster of Greek mythology, tells of the processing of death and the’Depression After’. Often such depressions leave the feeling of being pulled down by a monster and never appearing again. These feelings are not only reflected in the lyrics, but also in the melody. Especially the guitar and violin melodies give the song a certain melancholy. The voice of front woman Andrea Böll can additionally underscore the song with suitable emotions. Despite all the sadness of the song, it is a gripping earwig that encourages singing along.

II. "Conclusio":
"Conclusio" belongs to the song Skylla and is the official end of the song. This quiet, melancholic instrumental piece takes the listener out into the world of Skylla at sea and invites them to enjoy and reflect.

III. "Samael":
The song "Samael" tells the story of the angel of death of the same name, who is regarded in mythology as a fallen archangel. The story in the song is about Samael’s great disappointments, which he had suffered and which have now been transformed into destructive rage. He is tempted by his suffering to take revenge. A situation that can be found again and again not only in mythologies, but also in history books and the current media. In contrast to the concept album "CIVITAS INTERITUS", the song can be heard on the single in the acoustic version. The melodies carry along, burn themselves into the ear canal and breathe life into the story. The demon and his backgrounds are given a special character by the emotionally charged singing voice.

IV. "Leprechaun":
Light Irish rhythms and melodies reflect a little mythical creature of Ireland – a goblin. "Leprechaun" invites you to dance, indulge and enjoy. Unlike "Samael" and "Skylla", this piece is purely instrumental. The use of the clarinet in interaction with the violin is particularly unusual here. Dani Häusler gives the song a very special touch with his typical clarinet playing. The melodies are grounded by the deep sound of the double bass.

For the title track of their new single, INFINITAS have also released an official music video on April 15:

These five Swiss Metal individualists hail from the picturesque Muotathal. In 2009 the initiators founded their extraordinary band INFINITAS.

The first concerts were followed by new songs. In 2015 the participants debuted with the 3-track EP „Self-Destruction“.

In the following, the intentionally willful and stylistically open yet very organic style developed relatively quickly: melodically catchy loaded FOLK HEAVY METAL with functionally guided Thrash Metal attacks.

The conceptual work "CIVITAS INTERITUS" dances courageously out of line. The formation shows its abilities with these lively debut album on an audibly more mature and stable level.

And the completely unpredictable mixture of the quintet is not only full of agile surprises, but INFINITAS also make the whole thing appear as from a single cast!

The fact that various memories of the British Folk Metal pioneers Skyclad gets awakened, serves descriptive above all as a useful genre guide.

Officially "CIVITAS INTERITUS" was published on May 5th, 2017.

The striking, concise and extremely powerful voice of frontwoman Andrea sings the compositions with all dedication. And, with her solid vocal repertoire, she also shows itself extremely changeable and multifaceted.

The complex arranged, elaborate staged interplay of guitar, violin, bass and drums cooperates in an ingenious way.

By means of equally present strings, the Swiss give their songs a charming and finely decorating folklore color. Laura brings with her e-recorder additional, playful-dreaming nuances. 






RELEASE:
May 4th, 2018

TRACKS:
01. Skylla 4:50
02. Conclusio 0:59
03. Samael (Acoustic Version) 3:35
04. Leprechaun 3:59

total: 12:49 min.

LINE-UP:
Andrea Böll - Vocals, Percussion
Selv Martone - Guitar, Virtual Instruments
Irina Melnikova - Violin, Background Vocals
Pirmin Betschart - Drums, Vocals, Percussion, Clarinette

INFINITAS • Contact:
info@infinitasband.ch