Escarion, Australia's rising death metal stars, released their highly acclaimed new album Pillars of the Faith independently worldwide today. Get your copy of the album here: https://escarion.bandcamp.com/album/pillars-of-the-faith
Tonight, at the Bendigo Hotel in Melbourne is the SOLD OUT launch party.
Launch party Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1082554888852247
"This was a fierce listening experience, where the band showed their collective musical chops with some highly technical and progressive elements, as well as strong songwriting skills. It also offered something a bit off the beaten path when it comes to the uniformity of the Death Metal genre. Well done, gents." 9/10 Dave "That Metal Guy" Campbell - Metal Temple
"This final song really demonstrates the band’s onward potential. An epic Carcass meets Maiden heavy metal banger" 3.5/5 Beandog - Metal-Rules
"Escarion knows how to fascinate us. Talk about a more than successful debut album!" 90/100 Luc Ghyselen - Musika
"It takes a lot of balls to deliver a concept album anyway, but for your debut album, a tip of the hat is needed. There isn’t anything here that hasn’t been heard before, but who cares? Escarion do it exceptionally well. Chuck Schuldiner would be proud." 7/10 Adam McCann - Metalheads Forever
"This amount of power and creativity to balance this force and to create an evil creature forms a bright future for Escarion to elevate their position." 4/5 Arash Khosronejad - Heavy Music Headquarters
The album is based on the ‘Seven Deadly Sins’, taking that concept from Christianity and arguing that this notion is false and oppressive. The band states: "These are not ‘sins’, instead they are human nature. Yes, excess of any of these sins may be immoral and unethical however, that can be said of any action or emotion in excess. Greed outlines that this primitive desire of wanting more than the confines of our life circumstances, the power of greed to create ethical and sustainable change contrasted with the evil of excess greed, creating a system that is so inherently corrupt that it literally feeds off the blood of the people. It is ironic that possibly the only way to destroy this system of greed is a greedy lust for change within humanity, greed for more and for humanity to flourish so we may live our lives in harmony within ourselves and our communities." Now it's time for Greed !
Johnny Arhondis - Lead Vocalist & Guitarist
Tommy Lewko - Guitarist
Tim Bottams - Drummer & Percussion
Rhys McKenzie - Bass & Backing Vocals
Escarion is a 4-piece Melbourne-based Death Metal band following in the eclectic vein of bands like Death, Behemoth and Trivium to form a sound that is altogether brutal, progressive and confronting. Initially forming as Thrash Metal outfit Vintage Ruin under guitarist John Arhondis, bassist Rhys McKenzie and drummer Jon McGivern, the band quickly introduced Death and Black Metal elements to their sound, forming the foundation for what would become Escarion. The band expanded further, adding Tommy Lewko, formerly of Omegacron and Tyrant’s Blood, as a second guitarist and, with the departure of McGivern, recruiting Tim Bottams on drums, bringing a progressive flair to their already-burgeoning sound. Having recently completed their debut album ‘Pillars of the Faith’, Escarion seeks to explore the conceptual meaning behind the seven deadly sins.