New EP “Dreadfully Distinct” Out November 10th, 2023
Dissona, the avant-garde progressive metal band from Chicago, USA is on the cusp of their third release, “Dreadfully Distinct” next month. The musical deep-dive intensely explores three Blade Runner characters and aims to appeal to both sci-fi fans and metalheads alike. The track “Renaissance” brings the 1982 film’s main character Rick Deckard into focus as the band explains:
“One of the most prominent underlying layers in this track, is the enticing question we’re presented with in the original Blade Runner film: Is Deckard a replicant? The song opens with a hazy, elemental SFX intro. Flashes of stampeding hooves come and go, perhaps those unicorns poor Deck sees in his dreams (nightmares?). We shift to an exotic instrumental section, brimming with tension tones and odd time signatures followed by an intricate, guitar-driven section, in yet another odd time signature. The colors shift to a delicate, yet strong, contrasting moment, displaying Deck’s protective spirit. His sweaty, midnight escape from LA begins…”
Through passages of impending uncertainty, exotic instrumentals, tension-inducing tones, and intricate time signatures Dissona masterfully combines elements of guitar-driven music with intentional vocals and progressive experimentation to create a unique auditory experience that mirrors the complexities of Deckard’s journey.
Watch and listen to the guitar and bass playthrough for “Renaissance” via its premiere on TheProgspace HERE.
“Dreadfully Distinct” is a three-track EP that delves deep into the lives and dilemmas of iconic characters from the Blade Runner universe. The harmonious blend of music and storytelling that captivates audiences is recommended for fans of Ne Obliviscaris, Between the Buried and Me, Cynic, and Opeth.
“Dreadfully Distinct” is due out November 10th, 2023 via Earache Distribution and is available forpre-order at the following links:
Music Video – “The Prodigal Son” – https://youtu.be/RX7Inz0rN4s
Music Video – “Skinjob” – https://youtu.be/xzYitZsEg8c
In additional news, Dissona has signed a worldwide deal with Extreme Management Group.
1. The Prodigal Son (6:27)
2. Renaissance (5:33)
3. Skinjob (3:40)
EP Recording Credits:
– All songs performed by: Dissona
– All songs written by: Dissona
– Produced by: Dissona
– Mixed and Mastered by: Matt Motto
– EP Artwork by: Karo Gasiorwoska
EP and Live Lineup:
David Dubenic – Vocals
Matt Motto – Guitars
Craig Hamburger – Bass
Drew Goddard – Drums