Montreal’s FALL OF STASIS Unveil First Music Video “The Cult” Off Debut Album “The Chronophagist” Produced by Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy)

“The Chronophagist” Out Feb 25th, 2022

Fall of Stasis hails from Montreal, Canada and they are releasing their first full-length on February 25th entitled “The Chronophagist”. The ten pounding tracks contained within showcase the wide range of influences behind the six musicians culminating in brutal symphonic music that coasts between the black metal and prog realms and is as unpredictable as it is cohesive. The first look at what’s in store on this album is the single “The Cult”.

Through “The Chronophagist”, Fall of Stasis brandishes fictive storytelling from start to finish, although the lyrics often symbolize modern social issues along with some of the band members’ personal experiences. The lyrics are based on the album’s concept as a whole, and the writing style is heavily inspired by some of the band’s favourite lyricists in the metal scene including Dani Filth, Michael Åkerfeldt, and Chuck Schuldiner.

“The Cult” is about a pagan cult that heavily indulges in psychoactive substances. The song starts with a syncopated section followed by a folky yet intense main riff solidified by fast and sustained blast beats. The band explains it in their own words:

“This song was probably the one that was written in the shortest amount of time. Tristan had written the main riff many years ago and we all liked it, so we decided to write a song based on it. We felt it was catchy and upbeat, but still dark and aggressive enough to catch the listener’s attention. We chose this song for our clip because it’s a short and well-rounded song that gives an accurate depiction of the sound we’re going for and the theme would easily translate into an interesting storyline for the video. The dark lyrics coupled with upbeat riffs make for an interesting contrast that brings the song to another level.”

Clocking in at almost 50 minutes, the symphonic death metal of “The Chronophagist” is recommended for fans of Finntroll, Fleshgod Apocalypse and The Black Dahlia Murder.

“The Cult” can be heard via its music video premiere on TheCirclePit –

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“The Chronophagist” was produced by Chris Donaldson (Cryptopsy) along with album artwork by Roberto Napolitano and will be available on February 25, 2022.

Album pre-order –

Track Listing:
1. Wilted Forests (3:13)
2. Fall of Stasis (6:52)
3. Drunken Howl (4:08)
4. Baal Arise (2:01)
5. The Cult (2:54)
6. Twilight Carnival (6:18)
7. Baron (5:40)
8. The Last Waltz (4:50)
9. Swarm Of Casualties (6:40)
10. The Chronophagist (Feat. Viky Boyer) (6:50)
Album Length: 49:31

Album Band Line Up:
Jessica Dupré – Lead singer
Gabriel Bernier – Lead guitar/back vocals
Tristan Bergeron-Boucher – Rhythm guitar
Mathieu Groulx – Bass
Sergei Lecours – Drums
Mélissa Bissonnette – Keyboard

Live Band Line Up:
Jessica Dupré – Lead singer
Gabriel Bernier – Lead guitar/back vocals
Tristan Bergeron-Boucher – Rhythm guitar
Mathieu Groulx – Bass
Sergei Lecours – Drums
Mélissa Bissonnette – Keyboard
Viky Boyer – Feature vocalist

For more info:

Fall Of Stasis, based in Montreal, Canada, was originally formed in 2014 with the intention of creating original music that couldn’t be defined by a specific genre. They started off with a very eclectic and progressive style, and as time went on, it was toned down in favour of musical cohesion and they added symphonic arrangements.

In 2017, the band released their demo and will be following it up in 2022 with the full-length “The Chronophagist”, which maneuvers closer to black metal but with definitive prog-heavy stylings. Working together on everything, there isn’t a single song where the creative input from a band member has not been blended into the mix. Fall of Stasis firmly believes that creative collaboration is one of their main strengths.

The current lineup of Fall of Stasis consists of Jessica Dupré (vocals), Gabriel Bernier (lead guitar/backing vocals), Tristan Bergeron-Boucher (rhythm guitar), Mathieu Groulx (bass), Sergei Lecours (drums) and Mélissa Bissonnette (keyboard). Each of the musicians brings a wide array of influences which results in a distinct sound, which caters to folk, black, progressive and death metal fans alike, but also to the uninitiated, thanks to their original and catchy melodies.

Symphonic yet brutal and often unpredictable, they present a mix of very powerful growls and clean vocals, along with good stage presence, efficient crowd work and tight musicianship. They have had the pleasure of sharing the stage with many notable local and international bands such as The Agonist, Wolfheart and Beyond Creation.

*Photo Credit – Martin Trottier, Darkest Media*

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