In February of this year, Greek symphonic/progressive extreme metallers Caelestia released their debut Beneath Abyss on Inverse Records. In the event you missed this one, Clawhammer PR is giving away a copy of said debut, which features more double-bass-driven crunchy riffs and death growls than most symphonic fare.
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Boasting guest appearances from Bjorn "Speed" Strid (Soilwork) and Markus Freiwald (Sodom), as well as album art from Seth Siro Anton (Paradise Lost, Moonspell, etc.), Beneath Abyss will appeal to fans of the more melodic, but may also win over some headbangers recalcitrant to that particular slice of the metal world. For any skeptics, check out their video for the title track, featuring a guest appearance by Andrew Geo of Alterself.
Beneath Abyss can be streamed via Caelestia's YouTube or purchased via the Inverse webstore. For more information check out the Caelestia homepage or follow them on Facebook.