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After establishing themselves just last year with their debut single Horror_Ethereal, today the band announce their signing to both Greyscale Records for Australian and New Zealand and Nuclear Blast for the rest of the world.
Mélancolia may be fresh out the gates but they’re miles from the start line. The four-piece have crafted a unique sound that has already catapulted them to new heights. “To be backed this early in our career by two powerhouse record labels should tell you everything you need to know,” says the band. “Our eyes are set on the world, watch us take it.”
The quartet will take their place as main support for Gravemind on Friday April 14 at Stay Gold, Melbourne. Presented by What We Did On The Weekend, Mélancolia will be joined by Vilify and Body Prison, where they’ll showcase a collection of relentless unreleased tracks. Tickets on sale now!
Initially unleashed last February, Horror_Ethereal is Mélancolia’s debut offering, introducing nightmarish settings, Cradle Of Filth inspired fits and harrowing visuals. Releasing independently, the single collected tens of thousands of digital streams under their own steam.
Mélancolia echo a tormented entity trapped within the claws of despair, angst and unnerving melancholy. Like messengers of darkness, Alex Hill takes his place at the forefront as vocalist, Joshua Taafe and Billy Morris join the fold as guitarists with Mason Page on drums.
Launching in 2022, Mélancolia is melodic blackened deathcore that melds elements from the depths of industrial goth and nü-metal with its pummeling foundations, resulting in what can only be described as sonic horror.
Storming through the gates of 2023 with a vengeance, Mélancolia played their first ever show with Thy Art Is Murder on their Decade Of Hate Australian Tour in January alongside Starve and Justice For The Damned.
As a sign of what’s to come, the band look towards a future equipped with heavyweight reinforcements as they join the Greyscale Records family and Nuclear Blast and fly under the wing of Future History Management (Sleep Token, Loathe).
Horror_Ethereal is out now and streaming everywhere via Greyscale Records and Nuclear Blast.