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Mycelia


Mycelia

Mike Schmid (guitar), Mike Fuller (guitar), Marc Trummer (drums), Marc Fürer (vocals), Lukas Villiger (vocals), Eugen Wiebe (bass)

 

Genres are a thing of the past… Mycelia have continuously strived to defy the traditional boundaries between metal’s various subgenres, while still keeping their sound fresh and engaging. Drawing on influences ranging from hardcore, metal and djent to jazz and classic film scores, the Swiss six-piece has continually baffled both critics and fans with their complex, heavy-yet-catchy arrangements. The band’s signature sound pairs groovy, crushing rhythmic sections with subtle, intricate melodies, on top of surgically precise drumming and vocal arrangements that range from soaring clean vocals to utterly brutal screams and growls.

Mycelia was founded in 2010, by guitarist Mike Schmid and drummer Marc Trummer, who were shortly after joined by singer Marc Fürer. Since their inception, the band has released an impressive number of records: After two online EPs, the band released their debut album Isolator (2012), and its successor Nova (2013). Next, Mycelia released their third album Obey (2015) thereby setting a new quality standard for the entire Swiss metal scene. The album’s success however was not limited to the national market, as Obey was Mycelia’s first record to reach the band’s Asian fans through its release in Japan, among other countries. In the wake of Obey, Mycelia’s line-up was further improved with the joining of guitarist and singer Mike Fuller and bassist Eugen Wiege. After a highly successful year of touring, the quintet completed the line-up with singer Lukas Villiger, and focused on the preparation for their fourth album, Dawn (2017). With Dawn, Mycelia were able to reach a new pinnacle of their musical career, drawing on their passion and experience to create a musical journey that fuses the technical depth and unrelenting energy of the band’s earlier works with the deep diversity and complexity of the later releases. It wasn’t long before Dawn caught the attention of Eclipse Records (Mushroomhead, A Breach of Silence, Despite) and they subsequently signed an exclusive worldwide deal with the USbased label. 

Currently, the Swiss metal juggernauts are working on a brand new full-length album entitled Apex. The album features thirteen complex, memorable songs which promise to further establish Mycelia as one of Switzerland’s finest heavy bands. 

Apex is currently scheduled for a worldwide release on October 12, 2018 via Eclipse Records.

Swiss djent-metal prodigy Mycelia are taking on fake news and misinformation on social media with the release of their latest single “Nefarious Seeds”. This is the third single taken from their upcoming fourth full-length album Apex, which was self-produced, and mixed by Joshua Wickman (Oceans Ate Alaska, Within the Ruins, King 810). 
 
Mycelia have also revealed a stunning new music video for the song, which was directed by Steve Captures and Steven Zuber on location at the Balearic Islands in Mallorca, Spain. Watch it now

Mycelia – Nefarious Seeds

Mycelia – Acardiac

Mycelia – Call Of The Void

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