After having released two EPs and a full – length album, EPSILON, established in 2003 in St. Pölten, the capital city of Lower Austria, now present their latest death-metal-masterpiece entitled “zu richten”.
Just right in time for their tenth anniversary, EPSILON went through a personnel change: Guitarist Schmidi (DEFILED UTOPIA) and drummer Urge (BASTARD PEELS) revitalised the quintet with fresh ideas. After several live performances (i.a. with OBITUARY, BENEDICTION and as a highlight the Wacken Open Air 2012), they created eleven new songs, mainly elaborated by the two guitarists and drummer Urge alone, but always completed in teamwork.
Technically matured due to the musical development of the whole band, EPSILON referred to the sounds of BLOODBATH, VALLENFYRE or the early ENTOMBED while writing and recording their songs. The final refinement (mixing & mastering) took place at the Stage One Studio under the aegis of Andy Classen (i.a. DESTRUCTION, BELPHEGOR, KRISIUN).
The artwork for the cover, which was designed by the renowned Austrian painter Roman Träxler especially for the album, portrays according to the artist, “a new kind of human being that does not eat, can’t hear, see nor speak and thus cannot do any harm to the world”.
The lyrics, penned by frontman Krise, deliberate the self-perception of mankind, its misconduct and ethical action. Another central issue are animal rights – and that in both, a very clear and a more metaphoric – fictional way of telling.
‘zu richten’ will be released worldwide via Mighty Music June 8th. 2015!
Krise – Vocals, Freaky – Guitar, Schmidi – Guitar, Mecki – Bass, Urge – Drums
2006 „Simple Life“ – EP, 2008 „From This Pain“ – EP, 2011 „Truly Yours And In Love“ – CD, 2015 „zu richten“ – CD