Xaon set October release for Face Of Balaam EP, debut video for first single “Discrowned” feat. Soilwork’s Björn “Speed” Strid

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Official press release:

Swiss melodic death metal band Xaon will release its debut EP Face of Balaam on October 16, 2016. The official video for first single “Discrowned”, featuring vocals by Soilwork’s Björn “Speed” Strid, can be viewed below:

Brilliant melodies combine with the aggression of death metal throughout Face of Balaam, yet that description doesn’t quite do justice to the range of styles influencing the sound of Xaon. Consider the contributions of legendary acts like Anathema, Type O Negative, My Dying Bride, Soilwork, Demonical, Ulver, and even Finnish act Disgrace’s early-to-mid 90s output, and you’ll get the picture.

Face of Balaam was produced and arranged by band members Vinc and Flo, recorded between June and August 2015, mixed and mastered by Julian at Parallel Focus Studios. Vocals engineered by Rob Carson at Carsonian Sound Solutions. All vocals, except “Discrowned”, were performed by Franco-American singer Rob Carson. Samples on “How We Become Ephemeral Birds” and “Discrowned” by J.P. Lana. The album artwork was created by Californian artist and painter Erik Burton Kirchner.

Face Of Balaam track listing:

1. “How We Become Ephemeral Birds”
2. “Discrowned”
(feat. Björn Strid)
3. “When the Everlasting Gardens Die Away”
4. “The Soulcleaner”
5. “Veins like Burned Trees (The Awe That Walketh in Obscurity, Part 1)”

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In other news, Xaon be touring Europe with Sirenia, Týr, Unleash The Archers, and Relicseed in November. Tour dates below:

11/10 – Berlin, DE | Postbahnhof
11/11 – Rostock, DE | Alte Zuckerfrabrik
11/12 – Aalborg, DK | Aalborg Metal Fest
11/13 – Hamburg, DE | Logo
11/14 – Gdansk, PL | B90
11/15 – Erfurt, DE | From Hell
11/16 – Prague, CZ | Nova Chmelnice
11/17 – Wien, AT | Viper Room
11/18 – Zug, CH | Galvanik
11/19 – Monthey, CH | Pont Rouge
11/20 – Weinheim, DE | Cafe Central
11/21 – Cologne, DE | Essigfabrik
11/22 – Leiden, NL | Gebr, de Nobel
11/23 – Amstelveen, NL | P60
11/24 – Arnhem, NL | Willemmen
11/25 – Roeselare, BE | De Verlichte Geest
11/26 – TBA
11/27 – London, UK | O2 Academy Islington