MOTHER OF ALL – Invisible Oranges premiere Danish progressive death metallers’ “Pillars”

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PC: Julia Nikiforova – JN LIGHTNING Photography

Copenhagen-based prog/melodeath metal act Mother of All has unveiled “Pillars,” the final single as well as the closing track from their upcoming second record, Global Parasitic Leviathan, slated for physical (CD & vinyl) and digital release on 12 April 2024

Informs Martin Haumann, the architect behind Mother of All:
“There is unrest and societal breakdown in many parts of the world. ‘Pillars’ is about how nontransparent governing structures all over the globe are out of reach for their populations. The song ties the concept and subjects of the album together and asks the listener if they will accept this new system of control.

“At the top of the religious structure, the new Leviathan is worshiped and hailed as the prime virtue is self-interest. Its adherents’ original claim is that this prime virtue is our driver of progress. We, therefore, accept this somewhat negatively viewed trait, because of the claimed benefit our societies collectively accrue from it.

“In this Faustian bargain, those who already have power and resources are now free to expand their reach and take all that they can. In return, the parasitic leviathan wants allegiance and monuments built to it and for all to uphold the prime virtue. It restructures society and human relations. In the end, it will reveal the original claim (progress) to be a lie, while upholding the prime virtue of self-interest as self-justifying. All monitoring and checks on power will have been eroded, rendering it unaccountable and opaque.”

LISTEN TO “Cosmic Darkness,” the first single, HERE and “Hypocrisy: Weaponized,” the second single, HERE

PRE-ORDER the album, Global Parasitic Leviathan, on Vinyl, CD, or digital on Bandcamp RIGHT HERE

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“Pillars” Single Cover Art by Henrik Rangstrup

Formed in 2013, Mother of All is the brainchild of Martin Haumann, a sought-after hard-working musician in the Danish and international music scene, having performed with artists like Myrkur, Afsky, Timechild, and Mercenary. With a background in The Royal Danish Conservatory and extensive training in different musical disciplines, Martin draws on varied and unusual influences to create a unique vision for Mother of All, but his prime inspiration comes from the deep cauldron of metal. Continuing to explore the art form with Mother of All, Martin creates songs that are diverse and eclectic in nature by incorporating melodic and progressive elements into death metal.

Exploring existential themes in our current age, Mother of All’s debut album, Age of the Solipsist, is a collaborative effort bringing Steve Di Giorgio (Testament, Death, Sadus) on bass and newcomer Frederik Jensen on guitars, with Hannes Grossmann (Alkaloid, Triptykon, ex-Obscura, Hate Eternal, Necrophagist) taking care of the mixing, mastering and production duties and Travis Smith (Opeth, Nevermore, A7X, King Diamond) crafting the cover art. The album, released in 2021 via Black Lion Records, garnered attention and recognition from metal media all over the world.

The sophomore full-length, Global Parasitic Leviathan, marks Mother of All’s first recording with a full lineup, having recently recruited members from acts such as Lamentari, Chaoswave, and Withering Surface. The new lineup has yielded an enthralling sound and direction for the band, ultimately resulting in an album grander in scope both sonically and lyrically.

Mother of All once again unapologetically confronts challenging and contemporary issues on the new album, which thematically revolves around the pervasive turn to corporate and financial tyranny in the Western world. The diverse aspects covered in each song all tie back to this central theme, examining how individuals and nations are controlled and the ideological underpinnings labeled as a “religion” on the album, justifying such domination. The symbolic use of “the Leviathan,” a biblical sea monster that philosophers usually associate with a King or a sovereign ruler legitimated by God, takes on a new meaning on Global Parasitic Leviathan. The Leviathan, replacing the religions of old, now embodies what the band terms “the religion of self-interest.”

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Album Cover Art for Global Parasitic Leviathan

Track Listing
1. Cosmic Darkness [Listen]
2. Corporate Warfare Leviathan
3. The Stars Already Faded
4. Hypocrisy: Weaponized [Listen]
5. Debt Crush
6. Merchants of Self-Loathing
7. Monuments
8. Pillars [Listen]

Album Credits:
Music and Lyrics by Martin Haumann.
Arranged by Mother Of All.
Mixed and Mastered by Marco Angioni with Martin Haumann
Cover Art and Layout by Henrik Rangstrup.
Vocals and Drums: Martin Haumann
Guitars and Lead Guitars: Henrik Rangstrup
Bass: Michael Møller
Additional Guitar: Frederik Jensen

Band Lineup (Current):
Martin Haumann – Vocals and Drums
Michael Møller – Bass
Henrik Rangstrup – Lead, Rhythm Guitar
Frederik Øgaard Jensen – Guitar
Daniel Nielsen – Live Drums

Upcoming Shows:
02 May: Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
12 July: Metal Magic Festival – Fredericia, Denmark

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