Sydney’s Dark Symphonic Metal powerhouse Carmeria are a force like no other! Embracing the gothic orchestral edge of music that so few dare to venture, the Australian metal visionaries take on the international heavy music scene with powerful vocals, powerful guitars, and orchestrations on a world-class level. Their emotive new single ‘Relinquished’ is Carmeria’s endmost offering from their upcoming debut album ‘Advenae’ due for release on May 14th, 2021
‘Reliquished’ introduces itself with a somber piano melody and Jordan Von Grae’s melancholic vocals intertwined around a warm synth & moody drums. The guitars kick in with a pensive riff underpinned by double-timed drum and bass grooves, propelling this journey-eqsue composition towards an anthemic chorus. The crescendo heralds an impeccable contrast to the rest of the track with a methodically curated guitar solo undulating between sweep-picked and open note melodies, soaring orchestral layers, and Von Grae’s versatile and catchy vocals sitting atop pounding drums and thumping bass, reminiscent of artists such as HIM.
Frontman Jordan Von Grae explains ‘We’re incredibly excited to be releasing this fourth and final single. ‘Relinquished’ is definitely one of our favourite tracks on the record, and it holds a firm weight in closing the underlying narrative woven into the previous 3 singles. Lyrically, the song draws from the notion of acceptance in despair, and in doing so explores the sense of finding a semblance of peace in relinquishing hope. Despite being one of the darker songs on the album, its fundamental theme lies in the idea of achieving tranquillity.’
Returning to the fold with a bombastic new line-up and coming off their globally recognized singles ‘To Lead The Blind’, ‘Morningstar’ and ‘Celestia’, Carmeria are showing no signs of slowing down after signing with Destroy All Lines Agency for bookings in Australia & New Zealand and a worldwide management deal with Australia’s premier alternative artist management agency Hard Drive Agency. With the release of ‘Relinquished’ from the band’s highly anticipated album ‘Advenae’, Carmeria are set to make a mark on the Australian Heavy Music World and beyond!
Lyrics by Jordan Von Grae Music by Jordan Von Grae, Jerry Zahija and Mishka Bobrov Performed by Jordan Von Grae, Jerry Zahija, Mishka Bobrov, and Tory Giamba Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Lord Tim at SLS Studios, Wollongong Guitars, Bass and Keys Recorded by Jerry Zahija at Casa Noctem Studios Vocals, Additional Keys, and Additional Guitars Recorded at SLS Studios Video by Wayne Joyner (Wayne Joyner Creative) Artwork by Jon Hocking