Italian progressive metal band DGM have announced that they will release their eighth studio album titled The Passage on 26th August 2016 through Frontiers Music.
Record label Frontiers billed the album as; “another substantial step forward for DGM. Sounding like a hungry, urbanised version of Symphony X, with substantial hard rock influences, the new record is remarkable in several aspects. The compositions are phenomenal, with sweeping choruses, technical passages, lightning fast fretwork, big vocals and bombastic transitions. The playing is simply faultless and the melodies are perfectly woven into the killer guitars, epic keyboards, and pounding drums!”
“This album can easily be seen as our most ambitious work to date,” says guitarist and producer Simone Mularoni.
“This time we tried to evolve to an even more personal sound. We took all the elements we developed through all these years and we tried to take them to the limit. Throughout the whole record you will hear a recurrent musical theme. Instead of doing a usual concept album with the lyrics, we decided to do a sort of musical concept with this melody that repeats in every song but every time with different time signatures and keys,” tells drummer Fabio Costantino.
“This album will offer to the listener a key for a positive dimension. A path made of sound vibrations: The Passage to our dreams and hopes,” concludes bassist Andrea Arcangeli.
You can view DGM‘s video for The Passage on YouTube here.