As previously announced Metal Mind Productions will release a brand new album by the heavy metal band from Poland – Exlibris. Combining the energy of traditional heavy metal and hard rock with melodic hooks and complex arrangements since the end of 2003, Exlibris stands for rockin’ guitars, distinct rhythms, epic orchestrations and powerful lead vocals. The band’s sophomore release entitled “Humagination” is scheduled for release on October, 21st in Europe and November, 5th in USA (via MVD). 12 songs with fresh melodic heavy metal ideas, 3 guest appearances, stellar production, world-class vocals and catchy melodies – it’s an ideal album that should appeal to fans of Dream Theater, Iron Maiden and Masterplan…
And today you can listen to the first track chosen for the promotion album of the album. “Hellphoria” is available on Metal Mind Productions’ official channel on YouTube in THIS location.
The album was recorded in March 2013 and it was produced by Mariusz Konik and Robert Wawro from HZ Studio. The mix and mastering was done by Tomasz Zalewski in ZED Studio.
„Work on the album took us quite a long time and of course we have encountered a few difficulties. Luckily, we have managed to solve them. The interest of such a big company as Metal Mind Productions lets us believe that we did something good. We are convinced that thanks to our co-operation our music will reach a large number of fans of melodic heavy metal not only in Poland but also worldwide.” – says Piotr ‘Voltan’ Sikora, the band’s keyboardist.
Exlibris – “Humagination”
1. Follow The Light
3. Astral Geometry
4. Of Fire and Thunder
6. Left Behind
8. Another Day
10. The Arrival
11. All Guts, No Glory
12. The Curtain Falls
The band was formed in late 2003 by Daniel Lechmański and Piotr Sikora. Their first studio album “Skyward” from 2006 received quite good reviews. Over the next few years, the bands struggled with line-up changes within the rhythm section, but continued to create music and to play occasional concerts. In the meantime, Daniel Lechmański joined Chain Reaction and recorded three albums with them. Also, Piotr Sikora is a member of Leash Eye since 2009. In January 2012 the band started to record their second album – “Humagination”. During the recording time, it turned out that their vocalist Marcin will not be able to complete the recordings. Krzysztof Sokołowski aka Mistress of the Night became their new frontman. As a result, the recordings ended in early 2013.
Exlibris – line-up:
Krzysztof Sokołowski – vocal
Daniel Lechmański – guitars, vocal
Piotr Sikora – keyboards
Piotr Torbicz – bass guitar
Misiek Ślusarski – drums
Exlibris on-line: https://www.facebook.com/exlibrisband