Greek progressive/alternative metal outfit UNTIL RAIN has signed with Sensory Records for the release of their third full-length, Inure.
Inure was recorded by UNTIL RAIN in various European cities, including Thessaloniki, London, Gothenburg, and Lausanne, and mixed/mastered by Daniel Cardoso of Anathema in Lisbon, Portugal (Anneke Van Giersbergen, Anathema, Head Control System). The album features beautiful artwork by the new Greek artist/designer Nassia Kefala, and a hand-drawn cover that completely represents the concept of the album and the duality of many inured people; appearing lush on the outside, yet they are rotted inside. With nine massive tracks, Inure presents an hour-long journey that you will want to take again and again, the digital release bearing an additional bonus track as well.
Sensory Records will release Inure in Europe on April 28th and in the US on May 12th.
Issues UNTIL RAIN, “We’re thrilled and proud to be working with such a renowned and well-established label like Sensory, for our third album. The list of progressive bands, that have had their careers pushed immensely by this record label is too big to state here, so let’s just say that we expect a lot of good things to happen. This album is a sincere and natural evolution for us, headed in a much more prog direction, in the essential meaning of the word.”
UNTIL RAIN is an alternative prog metal band formed in 2008 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The band’s music is a mix of many musical elements such as prog, melodic and experimental metal, art rock, electronic music, sometimes combined with extreme metal elements. Since forming, they have released two full-length albums — The Reign Of Dreams (2009) and Anthem To Creation (2013) – as well as an EP Pandemic (2011), gradually evolving their sound from pure prog/fusion to prog/power metal and arriving to their current sound, which is a mixture of dark alternative prog rock and metal.
With Inure, the band’s first album since 2013’s well received Anthem To Creation finds them exploring the dark world of psychological/emotional abuse, loss, and doubt and it presents the darkest side of UNTIL RAIN thus far. The tempos have slowed, but the soundscape expanded, and as always, a multitude of melodies and hooks will keep you headbanging and singing along to the songs of the album. By being more direct in their songwriting, new vocalist Cons Marg (known for his work with Arjen Lucassen’s Epic Choir) shine, while the rest of the band lays the foundation of some heavy and melodic contemporary prog metal. The two main composers/lyricists of the band, Lef Germenlis and Theodore Amaxopoulos, are surrounded this time by the ingenious bass work of Linus Abrahamson — known for his work with Andromeda and Constancia — the Maltese workaholic-wonder Matthew Vella on drums, and the multitalented Swiss/Thai female singer Donna Zed on backing vocals.