Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of the instrumental progressive metalband ESSENCE OF DATUM. The two piece from Belarus are currently working on the release of their third full length record.
Regarding the signing, the band comments: “We are extremely honored to become a part of Season of Mist! The new album is the apex of our years long work and we are proud to release it under the label that unveiled all the great music that inspired and enhanced our lives throughout the years! RAW IS THE LAW!”
Listen to the band’s previous album ‘Nevermore’ on their Bandcamp page.
The project ESSENCE OF DATUM was formed by the guitarist Dmitry Ramanouski in 2011 in Minsk, Belarus. After recording of the first demos, the band was joined by the drummer Pavel Vilchytski, who is currently and irreplaceable part of the duo and the reason behind the machine-gun rhythm section.
From the very beginning the project was planned as instrumental progressive metal. The prominent feature of the band is raw sound, various musical and stylistic elements, using oil painted artworks as album artworks and numerous references and easter eggs which are scattered across albums in profusion. All albums are pierced by the common scenario and concept which binds them together into a single story.
On November 20, 2013 the first full-length album ‘Event Horizon’ was released. The concept of the album was a journey through the surrealistic world where creatures dwell that exist in unconscious state and do not reflect or react to the environment they live in. By repeating their reflex and instinctive routine they are doomed to remain confined in ignorance about the metamorphoses and fundamental alterations that occur in their Universe. After a few dozens of gigs and festivals in the support of their album the band went on with recording the second album ‘Nevermore’ (released on June 20th, 2017) in Minsk based studio Forz, with whom they are productively collaborate to this day.
The band comprises of two permanent members: Dmitry Ramanouski and Pavel Vilchytski
Dmitry Ramanouski – guitars
Pavel Vilchytski – drums