Louisiana-based progressive death metal project A Novelist released their sophomore full-length, Folie, earlier this year on Friday, February 8th. The band once again enlisted the talents of renowned sound engineer Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, Wretched, etc.) to ensure the best possible production for Folie.
Eager to keep the momentum going post-release, the band released an instrumental-only version of their new album today on September 25th. You can check it out through the A Novelist Bandcamp Page HERE. To support the release of the new instrumental version of Folie, the band launched a new guitar playthrough with the vocal track removed. Information and links to today’s playthrough premiere at Gear Gods are listed below.
A Novelist is the creative partnership of drummer Alex Babineaux and vocalist, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist Ben Nugent. Started in 2009 between friends in Lafayette, Louisiana, they began with the simple goal of writing and playing death metal. Over time their goals as a band grew larger, driven by a bold desire to expand the idea of what death metal can be through free and uncompromised expression.
Today the band partnered with Gear Gods to launch a guitar playthrough video for their song “Exteriors”. The song comes from the bands new album Folie which was released on February 8th.
You can watch the playthrough for A Novelist – “Exteriors” HERE
Gear Gods comments on today’s playthrough premiere of “Exteriors”
“If you’re a fan of the proggy goodness that bands like Between the Buried and Me, Leprous, and Haken bring, you are gonna be in for a real treat with “Exteriors”. From the soaring guitar work that Ben lays down all across the track to the overall complexity of the composition, there is a lot to unpack here in the best possible way.”
Pre-orders for A Novelist – Folie are now live
A Novelist – Folie Track Listing
1. Folie Noire
5. His Kingdom is Vast
6. Strangers in the House of Auto-da-Fe
7. Acacia Crown
8. Caveat Lector
9. Stockholm Blues
11. Learning Paralysis
A Novelist – Folie Line-Up
Ben Nugent – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keys, Effects (Nethermost Majesty)
Alex Babineaux – Drums (Nethermost Majesty)
*Backing vocals performed by Alex Babineaux, Chelsea Self, and Jessica Morgan
*Guest musician: Marc “Elder” Linam – Tenor saxophone, Alto saxophone, Baritone saxophone, C-melody saxophone, Clarinet, Oboe, and Flute