EP Stream Exclusive: Self Titled Debut EP From Dublin Based Progressive Metal Band ‘Sectile’

 

 

Sectile, a five-piece progressive metal band from Dublin, Ireland, and today we exclusively stream their eagerly awaited debut release.  The EP will be independently launched on the 10th of November and made available on all online platforms as well as limited-edition physical copies. 

The 4-song EP contains some of the band’s earliest compositions – including their signature live track ‘A Fool’s Reward’, previously released ‘Invisible Threads’ the catchy riff-driven ‘Silver Moon’, and the melodically-driven crescendo of ‘Comes With The Rain’.

The album artwork is an original illustration by the band’s singer Gabriel Gaba, showing a modernised take on the Roman ‘opus sectile’ mosaic piece ‘Tigress attacking a calf (325–350 AD)’ which inspired the band’s name.

Sectile came into the Dublin scene early 2017, playing their second-ever gig in the Irish edition of the ‘Metal 2 The Masses’ battle of the bands which awards a set at Bloodstock Festival in the UK. Seemingly from out of nowhere the band made it to the final, receiving abundantly positive reviews in the process. With this first studio release, Sectile plans to build a strong foundation looking ahead to 2018.

Check it out here in full. It’s a truly excellent EP and among the finest releases in Prog metal this year! 

 

 

Sectile are a five-piece progressive metal band from Dublin, Ireland. Drawing inspiration from a medley of different musical backgrounds, the classics up to contemporary metal, they are wholly committed to their songwriting craft: from light to dark, the band revels in every part of the spectrum, seamlessly alternating between soaring soundscapes, heavy ear-worms, to hard-hitting riffage.

The band was officially formed in November 2016 but it started a few months prior as an online collaboration between Mark O’Reilly (guitar), Cormac Hennigan (bass) and singer / lyricist Gabriel Gaba, whom they found online. Before long the trio realised that the affinity of their collective musical interest was not to be taken lightly. After recruiting Zachary Newman for drum duties the project gained a life of its own and evolved into an ambitious soon-to-be live band. Second axeman Michael Sheridan joined the group in 2017 after a few line-up changes.

Sectile’s prologue quickly became intertwined with the Irish edition of the ‘Metal 2 The Masses’, as decisions upon the band’s name, the recording and launch of their first demo song ‘A Fool’s Reward’ were motivated by the event’s sign-up deadline. The band played their first gig in the legendary Dublin metal bar, Fibber Magees, on a Thursday night. Ten days later, their second-ever gig in M2TM. From seemingly out of nowhere the band made it to the final, receiving abundantly positive reviews in the process.

Sectile spent a good part of 2017 recording their self-titled 4-song debut EP, to be launched one year after the band’s officially announced their existence. With this first studio release, Sectile plans to build a strong foundation looking ahead to 2018.

Current line-up:
Mark O’Reilly – Guitar
Cormac Hennigan – Bass
Gabriel Gaba – Vocals
Zachary Newman – Drums
Michael Sheridan – Guitar

Facebook Link for more details and pre-order options: https://www.facebook.com/sectile/?ref=br_rs

 

 

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