A rapidly rising act in the South American metal scene, Semblant are more than ready to take the world stage. The band have already received international praise from the metal community with the 2014 release of their second album ‘Lunar Manifesto’, the singles from which (‘What Lies Ahead’, ‘Dark Of the Day’ and ‘Incinerate’) have racked up over 30 million views on YouTube.
They are now ready for the next phase of their career with the upcoming release of their highly anticipated new album, ‘Obscura’.
Semblant formed in 2006 in Curitiba, Brazil when singer Sergio Mazul and keyboardist J. Augusto joined forces to create music that featured all the dark and aggressive elements they loved in metal music. The group eventually established a settled line-up with the addition of Mizuho Lin (female vocals), Juliano Ribeiro (guitar), Welyntom ‘Thor’ Sikora (drums) and Johann Piper (bass).
States Mazul: “The last few years were really intense for the band. ‘Lunar Manifesto’ received a lot of attention for quite a while after it was first released and it was actually issued twice, independently at first, and then a second time with our previous label (and that meant we promoted it for longer than originally intended). Besides that, we faced some extremely difficult moments in our personal
lives during the songwriting process of ‘Obscura’ and it definitely shows when you listen to it. We put our hearts into this record to help us deal with all the trouble we were facing during that time.”
Guitarist Ribeiro adds: “‘Obscura’ is definitely a more mature record. We were really conscious of how we wanted it to be since the beginning of the process, so we took all the time we needed to make the album exactly how we wanted. It’s important to say that we’ve been together as a band for many years now and it also had a big impact on the end result of this record.”
The first single from the album, ‘Mere Shadow’, features most of the band’s main characteristics: an awesome duet between Mazul and Lin, catchy melodies and chorus and heavy riffs. It is an excellent introduction to this new era of Semblant, so play it at an appropriate (LOUD) volume!
Semblant will tour Europe in April 2020:
02.04.20 NAMUR Belvédère
03.04.20 ROTTERDAM Baroeg
04.04.20 PARIS La Boule Noire
05.04.20 WEINHEIM Café Central
06.04.20 LONDON Underworld
09.04.20 LISBON RCA Club
10.04.20 MADRID Nazca
11.04.20 BARCELONA Razzmatazz 3
12.04.20 LYON Rock & Eat
14.04.20 PRATTELN Z7
15.04.20 BERLIN Music And Freinden
16.04.20 KRAKOW Zaścianek
17.04.20 BRATISLAVA Randal Club
18.04.20 ROME Traffic
19.04.20 MILAN Dedolor Music Headquarter
20.04.20 MUNICH Backstage
1 Murder Of Crows
2 Left Behind
3 Dethrone The Gods, Control The Masters (Legacy Of Blood Pt.Iv)
4 Mere Shadow
6 The Hunter, The Hunger (Legacy Of Blood Pt.V)
8 Barely Breathing
10 Daydream Tragedy
11 Insomnia (Bonus Track)