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Russian progressive metalcore band Next Door To Heaven announces they will be self-releasing their new EP "Inside" on March 25th. The EP is the follow up to the band's 2020 single "Dance With Me" and their second album "V Ways To Accept" (2019) released on Sliptrick Records.
"Inside" features five djent melodic progressive tracks along with special guest vocals from Lord Nelson (ex-Stuck Mojo) on the record's closing song "Flare Up". The band's discography has always been known for flirting with djent metalcore influences and this new release is no different, except this time guitarist Evgenii “Gene” Mazunov took the helm on the band's sound with the use of a 9-string Ibanez along with bass, arrangement, and composition duties. Also joining as a guest for the recording is well-known Russian drummer Pavel Lokhnin (God Eat God, Dominia, Perimeter).
Vocalist and lyricist Daria Mazunova comments:
"We put our souls into the music we create, always. It’s not about making music for something in return, not about making it for fun. It’s about emotions transformed into music. I would say for 'Inside', we entered into more metalcore territory though it doesn’t mean there aren't prog components or experimentation done. Conceptually, the general idea of the EP is a fight between a human and a machine and a master/obeying inside one person. If you look at the cover art you will see a heart combined with a car engine in the moment of ignition."
Next Door To Heaven has shared a teaser clip of the title track for fans, which can be heard on YouTube - https://youtu.be/xSZzFZjw1uo
The EP will be available for pre-order as of March 18th on all digital platforms.
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