We All Die (Laughing) Teases New Album "Thoughtscanning"
Band Photo: We All Die (Laughing) (?)
Kaotoxin records is very proud to announce the addition of French-Bulgarian duet We All Die (Laughing), which features vocalist-extraordinaire Arno Strobl (Carnival In Coal, 6:33) and multi-talented musician and composer Déhà (C.O.A.G., Maladie).
We at Metalunderground are equally proud to be bringing you the U.S. exclusive premiere of the news, along with a teaser trailer announcing the collaboration that can be seen below.
The band was first featured on the title track for label-mates Eye of Solitude‘s digital EP “The Deceit," and will unleash its own debut full-length, titled “Thoughtscanning,” through Kaotoxin on January 14th, 2014.
“Thoughtscanning” marks the return of Arno Strobl to a band of his very own since the demise of Carnival In Coal more than half a decade ago. Arno has been guesting on various projects since then, including his collaboration with France’s 6:33 for the 2013 full-length, “The Stench From The Swelling.”
But We All Die (Laughing) is his very own thing, a vehicle to express dark emotions and feelings and showcase the real him, far away from all of his previous performances, while still displaying how varied his vocal talents are, ranging from crooner-like singing to deep death metal like growls: a trademark is recognized for.
He comments: “Thoughtscanning has been the meeting of three different goals. First, working with Déhà, of course. We really felt we had to record something together. Then getting rid of that 'funny singer' sticker I got through my previous musical works. Last but not least: writing about depression, which was an emergency, and a matter of life and death."
Déhà, the man behind the 33 minute long concept that’s “Thoughtscan,” the only track on “Thoughtscanning,” is a gifted Stakhanovite musician and songwriter, already signed to Kaotoxin records with his own-man dark grindcore project, C.O.A.G.
Besides We All Die (Laughing) and C.O.A.G., he’s also involved in a dozen active projects, including the likes of Imber Luminis, Merda Mundi, Yhdarl, Clouds, and many more. Kaotoxin issued the following statement:
"The dark and cross-genre masterpiece he’s been creating for We All Die (Laughing) is an impressive piece mixing progressive metal, progressive rock, dark jazz, depressive black metal and even some soul music: it’s so immersive and progressive, yet with choruses, verses, catchy melodies and a lot of surprising parts too, you’ll hardly believe it’s 33 minutes long when you’d have finished playing it for the first time!
Déhà himself comments: "This album consists in a goal we achieved to bring a weirder and original side of depressive music by giving it influences from specific sides of Arno and I. Emotion and complexity. A real challenge that we turned in something we really gave ourselves for. Unique for both of us."
“Thoughtscanning” was recorded at Déhà’s HH studio and the mixing and mastering duties were taken care of by producer El Mobo at Conkrete studios (Gorod, Otargos). The artwork was drawn by underground artist Maxime Taccardi (Necrophagia, Agathocles, C.O.A.G).
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