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Pathfinders


France’s Pathfinders are ready to make first contact with the landing of their debut album “Ares Vallis” via label Music-Records on April 16, 2021.

Just like the NASA space probe “Mars Pathfinder” that their name is originated from, Pathfinders are embarking on an encounter of the metal kind. Entering the “Ares Vallis”, the band is rooted in a primary sound of groove metal, but introduces fans into an astronomical discovery of twelve tracks assembled with progressive, thrashy, djenty and melodic tones.

The band adds:

“We are fascinated with space exploration, especially following recent odysseys to the red planet. We believe it may be the next step in humanity’s evolution of uncovering what this universe holds. This is an album of us telling stories on adventures to and from Mars.”

The band’s lead single “Damned Earth” was released earlier this year, and it immediately crushes everything in its path, leading an assault with speed and breakdowns, along with a tinge of hardcore tendencies mixed with accelerating quantum force.

Fans of bands such as Lamb of God, Periphery, Parkway Drive, and In Flames will be intrigued to enter the undiscovered metal terrain that Pathfinders are offering up.

Pathfinders was formed in 2018 and consist of the Gaucher brothers Jérémy(Bass) and Romain (Guitar) with Jérémy Barthélémy (Drums), Benjamin Daguet (Guitar), and Clément Levy (Vocals).

Fun Fact: The album title  “Ares Vallis” is named after an outflow channel on Mars, which appears to have been carved by fluids, perhaps water.

“Ares Vallis” will be available on all digital platforms via Music-Records on April 16th, 2021.

Album Title: Ares Vallis
Release Date: April 16, 2021
Label: Music-Records
Distribution: Music-Records

Track Listing:
1. Landing (1:20)
2. Impostors (4:59)
3. Damned Earth (4:03)
4. Evolution (3:32)
5. Precious Star (4:07)
6. Explode Inside (5:12)
7. Annihilate Them All (4:41)
8. The Light (4:14)
9. Pressure (4:334)
10. Ghosts of Mars (4:18)
11. Bad Guardians (4:56)
12. Peste Noire (8:14)
Album Length: 54:22

Album Credits:
• All songs performed by: Pathfinders
• All songs written by: Pathfinders
• Produced by: Music-Records
• Mixed by: Jérémy Gaucher at Blue Cedar Studio
• Mastered by: Jérémy Gaucher at Blue Cedar Studio
• Album Artwork by: HPB Graphic Design

Album and Live Band Line Up:
Clément Levy – Vocals
Romain Gaucher – Guitar
Benjamin Daguet – Guitar
Jérémy Gaucher – Bass
Jérémy Barthélémy – Drums

Discography:
2021 – Ares Vallis – LP

Artist endorsements:
Nowhere Team

Pathfinders – Damned Earth

Pathfinders links:
Band/Artist location – Paris France
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