California based Premier Intergalactic Death Metal Band The Beast of Nod just released their full-length record ‘Multiversal’ which features Lord Marco (Rings of Saturn, Brain Drill) on drums and an array of guest soloists including Joe Satriani and Michael Angelo Batio. Drawing on technical and progressive death metal for the core of their sound, The Beast of Nod creates shredtastic, bombastic music which focuses on telling the tales of the heroes, villains, and various species that inhabit the band’s exhaustively fleshed-out Multiverse.
Their latest record ‘MultiVersal’ is best described as a sci-fi odyssey steeped in auditory destruction with hyper-focused guitar riffs, relentless double bass and drum rhythm patterns, and exemplary vocal delivery interweaved with futuristic and atmospheric synths.
The Beast of Nod on releasing this record “Multiversal tells the story, from start to finish, of the culmination of an ancient conflict into an all-out intergalactic war that results in the death of the universe and the birth of a multiverse. While ancient enemies are wiped from existence, new foes quickly step forward to enact their evil plans. The stalwart Guardians of the Multiverse find no rest in their new home and must set out to engage the hitherto latent threat. To tell this epic tale, The Beast of Nod has teamed up with an array of guest artists including Joe Satriani, Michael Angelo Batio, Marco Pitruzzella, and members of Equipoise, Wormhole, Bleak Flesh, and Abiotic”
Adding to their impressive lore, The Beast of Nod released their critically acclaimed full-length Vampira: Disciple of Chaos (2018), a short compilation EP Cephalopod of Doom (2018), and a collaborative chiptune EP (2020). The lore behind the characters and events described in all of these releases is contained in the illustrated “Encyclopedia of Nod” on the band’s website TheBeastofNod.com. With this absolutely overflowing with exuberant energy and creative spontaneity, The Beast of Nod is set to take over the universe!