Release: Vanguardian – II: The Heretic
Format: 12″ vinyl / Digital
Release Date Vinyl: December 16th, 2022
Release Date Digital: January 13th, 2023
Record label: Inverse Records
Genre: Modern Metal / Progressive
“Welcome modern heresy”
Vanguardian releases their second EP “II: The Heretic” on Friday 16th of December.
II: The Heretic takes the listener through an alternative reality caused by human nature and technological development. Protagonist fights to fix his mistakes, but eventually ends up completing a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Story told in the EP questions the grandiose delusions of humanity, but the band really didn’t pay much attention to this criticism when recording started. Band wanted to honor those old-school recordings that have inspired them through their musical career. Therefore the EP was recorded in a fully analog session incorporating those methods that were used in some of the most iconic records ever made. The end result shows a gigantic middle finger to modern polished and safe sounding productions where all the humanity of musical expression has been stripped off.
II: The Heretic was produced by Sakari Soisalo and Anssi Kippo and will be released physically on a limited vinyl issue playing at 45 RPM.
Tracklist / ISRC-codes:
1. Back To stone Age (5:04) [FI-3FC-22-42101]
2. The Collider (4:45) [FI-3FC-22-42102]
3. Pantheon (6:02) [FI-3FC-22-42103]
4. The Heretic (7:30) [FI-3FC-22-42104]
The EP will also be available for listening on all major streaming platforms on January 13th, 2023.
M. Martinmäki – Vocals
T. Jäntti – Drums
M. Saviranta – Guitar
S. Soisalo – Bass