Chicago, Illinois-based progressive blackened death metal group Warforged recently announced their upcoming full-length, I: Voice. Set for release on May 10th via The Artisan Era. It is the follow up to their widely acclaimed 2014 EP, Essence of the Land.
If Essence of the Land was the metal scene’s entrance into the group’s boundary-shaking brand of progressive death metal enhanced by black metal, then I: Voice is its worthy successor that sees the group diving deeper into expansive terrain both harsh and light driven by theatrical flair and packed with densely packed compositions drawing from worlds old and new in order to create their own style of death metal that seems to inhabit its own world in and of itself.
Warforged partnered with MetalSucks today to premiere the album’s first single, “We’ve Been Here Before”. Today’s premiere of the song doubles as a music video filmed and edited by the band’s vocalist, Adrian Perez.
You can listen to Warforged – “We’ve Been Here Before” HERE
MetalSucks comments on the premiere of “We’ve Been Here Before”
“In one word, “We’ve Been Here Before” is intense. Intense harmonically, intense sonically, intense metaphorically and intense visually, which is why we highly suggest you stay focused on the song’s music video (filmed and edited by vocalist Adrian Perez) during its entire run-time instead of clicking over to another tab and listening in the background. “
Warforged comments on the upcoming release of I: Voice
“I: Voice” is the sum of 5 years of creativity and focused work. The music plays as a stream of consciousness – jumping often from one area of the metal spectrum to the next with recurring melodies and vibes throughout for the purpose of bringing about an overwhelming sense of nostalgia. Since Essence Of The Land & “Two Demons” came out, we worked to build upon and elaborate on our musical style and mission statement. From what started as an idea of modern death metal with hints at black metal evolved into a more progressive, unique, and “epic” ethos. Horrifying & beautiful, dynamic & aggressive, harmony found through dissonance, an ebb and flow through drama and resolution, a flirtation with memory, a call for collaboration, personality, and reality – immense emotional energy seamlessly woven within the death metal genre.”
Warforged – I: Voice Track List
1. We’ve Been Here Before
2. Beneath The Forest Floor
4. Nightfall Came
6. Eat Them While They Sleep
8. Old Friend
9. The Color Of My Memory
Warforged – I: Voice Line-Up
Adrian Perez – Vocals, Piano (Ex-Outrun The Sunlight, Ex-Enfold Darkness)
Jason Nitts – Drums (Roman Ring)
Jace Kiburz – Guitar (Vukari)
Max Damske – Guitar
Alex Damske – Bass
Warforged Social Media Links
The Artisan Era YouTube Channel