Announces New Album The Thin Line Between, Out July 22nd on Prosthetic * Dates on Summer Slaughter Canada Tour w/ Necrophagist, Dying Fetus and More!
Neuraxis certainly flaunts their complexity rather openly at times, blasting through insane speeds and flurries of technical riffs without much concern, but they make up for the almost blinding changes with a lot of shifts in tempo, as well as a healthy dose of far more melodic and tangible riffs that acts as the meat on the bones of the songs. The slightly slower riffs and chord progressions possess more feeling and power, and they balance these elements perfectly with the furious speeds and more typical tremolo picking standards. Mild melodic Swedish riffing seeps in at times, as do some excellent Cynic-isms, but for the most part I'd hold this more in line with Cryptopsy and the like, though I enjoy this far more because the songwriting is much stronger and more energetic. - Aversion Online
Formed in Montreal in 1994, NEURAXIS has forged a unique identity since the band’s inception, combining sheer brutality with unparalleled melodicism and a progressive edge. Over the course of the band’s multiple album career, last year’s live collection, Live Progression, and now, with their fifth studio release, The Thin Line Between, NEURAXIS continues an evolution that began more than 10 years ago and continues to push the boundaries of extreme metal.
The band’s 1997 debut, Imagery, showcased the band's early death/grind approach, while 2001’s A Passage Into Forlorn introduced a more melodic and progressive side of the extreme spectrum of sound that is NEURAXIS. Continuing to evolve and mature, 2002's dizzyingTruth Beyond..., raised the bar yet again. Released in Canada through Galy Records, the US through Willowtip and Europe by means of Earache Records, Truth Beyond... was their catalyst, leading to several tours across North America and Europe alike, in turn cementing NEURAXIS’ place in the live spectrum as a premeir tour de force.
Continuing down the path of masterful musicianship and intense technicality, alongside a keen melodic sheen, NEURAXIS’ 2005 effort, Trilateral Progression, took the band to new heights, gaining them not only critical praise, but notoriety as one of the premiere extreme and technical bands to break out of Canada in recent years. Challenging the technical death metal norms while successfully rejecting the day’s bucking commercial trends, NEURAXIS performed over 150 live shows throughout North America, Europe, and Japan between 2005 and 2007, culminating w/ and documented by Live Progression, (Galy Records) the band's first-ever live album, capturing their break-neck live show for those new to the experience and fans alike.
Now, delving further into their arsenal of technicality and musical finesse, NEURAXIS unleashes The Thin Line Between, the band’s first effort for new home Prosthetic Records. Featuring the studio recording debuts of new vocalist Alex Leblanc and guitarist William Seghers, The Thin Line Between establishes NEURAXIS as a strong contender for the crown of Canada’s next leading technical death metal outfit. Drawing a line and spreading the distance between themselves and their contemporaries, NEURAXIS has written the band’s most brutal and ambitious effort to date without losing their trademark sense of melody and the progressive tinge that has given the band its signature sound.
Recorded by Jeff Fortin (ANONYMUS) in February and March of this year, The Thin Line Between features guest vocals from Luc Lemay (GORGUTS) and album artwork courtesy of Dennis Sibejin (CHIMAIRA, JOB FOR A COWBOY).
Tracklisting for The Thin Line Between:
01. Darkness Prevails
04. Deviation Occurs
05. The Thin Line Between
06. Dreaming The End
07. Standing Despite...
10. The All And The Nothing
Jul 19 2008 LSQ Metalfest Lebel Sur Quevillon, Quebec w/ Martyr & Descend Into Nothingness
Summer Slaughter Canada Tour w/ Necrophagist, Dying Fetus and more!
Aug 14 2008 Imperial Quebec, Quebec
Aug 15 2008 Club Soda Montreal, Quebec
Aug 16 2008 Opera House Toronto, Quebec
Aug 18 2008 Kilroys Thunder Bay, Ontario
Aug 19 2008 Garrick Centre Winnipeg, Manitoba
Aug 20 2008 Riddell Centre Regina, Saskatchewan
Aug 21 2008 Warehouse Calgary, Alberta
Aug 22 2008 Starlite Edmonton, Alberta
Aug 23 2008 Roll A Dome Prince George, British Columbia
Aug 25 2008 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, British Columbia
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