The Design Abstract releases video of “The Hybrid Awakening” with new line up

Canadian band, The Design Abstract has shared a video for their single, “The Hybrid Awakening” from their album, Metemtechnosis, which features the band with their newest addition Logan Mayhem. Logan Mayhem (guitar, synth) joins Matt Ngo (guitar), and Voiicide (vocals, bass, synth) to make up the band.

“Track 3 off “Metemtechnosis” is what really sets the benchmark for the album: The same impressive riffs and leads as well as guitar and synth solos that you should expect, but with the emotionally impactful climax of the chorus, and the Meshuggah-esque breakdown sections. Lyrically, this track explains this new race of humanity is integrated with technology at a fundamental level, making humankind stronger, faster, and more versatile than ever.” adds the band.

The Design Abstract melds together narrative sci-fi with Gothenburg-esque melodic death metal, resulting in ambiguous concept albums that sound completely different from other artists in the genre. The band compares this new album to the last (Technotheism), and lets us know what’s coming next:

“Many people had many positive things to say about “Technotheism” upon its release, and we feel that “Metemtechnosis” is a worthy successor to it. Compositionally, we have refined many elements and parts of the processes, and from a technical standpoint, we have really stepped up a lot. Those who wanted to hear more of the killer guitar work will assuredly not be disappointed. “Metemtechnosis” also carries on the story of “Technotheism” in part two of what will be a trilogy. Everything that was present in “Technotheism” has been brought back in more compelling ways, and the performances are more on-point than ever before.”

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