Season of Mist are proud to announce the signing of Australian prog innovators VIPASSI. The instrumental prog metal quartet is the brainchild of guitarist Ben Boyle and NE OBLIVISCARIS drummer Dan Presland, and also features NE OBLIVISCARIS guitarist Benjamin Baret and bassist Brendan "Cygnus" Brown. VIPASSI released their debut EP ??nyat? and have begun work on their first full-length for Season of Mist.
Regarding the signing, the band comments: "We are extremely proud to announce our partnership with Season of Mist. We cannot express how humbled we are to be welcomed as part of a roster and label that we have so much respect for, being familiar with their passion and work ethic for forward thinking music through their existing ties with NE OBLIVISCARIS. It was a simple and intuitive decision that this is the ideal place for VIPASSI."
VIPASSI was founded in 2009 by guitarist Ben Boyle and drummer Dan Presland (NE OBLIVISCARIS, A MILLION DEAD BIRDS LAUGHING, HADAL MAW). Boyle and Presland were later joined by Baret and Brown. The band's instrumental style of playing progressive rock/metal captures an openness for the listener to interpret and connect with the material subjectively. With the release of their incredibly well-received debut EP "??nyat?" (2016), VIPASSI were able to make a definitive statement of intent; their approach to progressive, technical composition represents a desire to explore music across several shades of emotions. These melodic and complex pieces are bemused in themes of the struggles of the human experience, exploring nature, spirituality and science.
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