UPCOMING RELEASE / SONG PREMIERE: Vin de Mia Trix unveil upcoming double concept album

April 26, 2017

April 19, 2017

Ukrainian progressive doom metal band Vin de Mia Trix is set to release their new album titled “Palimpsests” on May 31, 2017 through two North American labels - Hypnotic Dirge Records and Cimmerian Shades Recordings. The twenty-one minute track "Pharmakos" is premiering on Invisible Oranges

Following on the heels of their 2013 full-length “Once Hidden from Sight” and a 2016 split with Nethermost (USA), Vin de Mia Trix have truly raised the bar on this release, working for several years to create an ambitious piece of art, wide in scope and taking a multi-faceted approach. Mixing and mastering were handled by Damon Good of the mighty Mournful Congregation, making sure the production quality matches the music's ambitiousness.

Palimpsests is an album about archetypes, the stories and characters that exist deep inside our collective subconsciousness, stories so significant and influential that they appear in various peoples' and cultures' mythology. Concepts like rebirth through sacrifice, stealing knowledge from the gods, or the great cleansing flood can be found anywhere from Hinduism through Ancient Greek myths to Christianity, proving their importance in shaping societies and civilizations. These stories are told to this day, and “Palimpsests” album tries to retell them once again, adding to the eternal cycle.

The name “Palimpsests” summarizes the spectrum of themes the band aims to convey and embodies the concept of multi-layered meanings and symbols expressed through musical, lyrical, and visual content. “Palimpsests” consists of four lengthy tracks, spanning over 90 minutes of playtime. It is a concept album,with each song exploring a specific archetypal myth, from Scapegoat to the Flood. Musically, “Palimpsests” is rooted in Extreme Doom, venturing occasionally into the territories of Prog Rock and Post-Metal.

The double album will be released as a 4-panel digipak with an exclusive 36-page booklet designed by the Kyiv-based Seri/graf Studio.

"PHARMAKOS is that one track we usually play at the end of our shows because of its emotional intensity. After finishing the climactic choir we feel utterly exhausted both physically and morally.

In Greek tradition, pharmakós literally means a ‘scapegoat’. It is a sacrifice that ancient communities would offer their blood-thirsty gods to avert disasters. Pharmakoi would usually be chosen among the weakest: slaves, cripples, etc. A very doom metal kind of story! But that is only one layer of meaning.

On a deeper level, pharmakós is associated with the most primitive fertility rites and especially the ancient Minoan cult of Dionysus, centuries before he became a jolly god of wine. In that old, pre-Olympic mythology, Dionysus, or Zagreus, was the king of the underworld, both husband and son of Rhea, procreating his own self and thus embodying the ouroborosian cycle of life and death.

The archaic Dionysian Mysteries involved killing a sacrificial animal (pharmakós), associated with the god himself, and eating its raw flesh, celebrating life’s victory over death. In more civilized times, these ecstatic rites would evolve into theatrical performances, giving birth to tragedy. Many scholars believe that the idea of Jesus Christ’s sacrifice (and who is Jesus if not a scapegoat?) is derived from these older cults. This explains the Eucharist ceremony of eating the flesh and drinking the blood of Christ, celebrating his immortality.

So, PHARMAKOS encompasses a range of meanings, but in a nutshell, it is a hymn to eternal life through ecstasy and sacrifice. As such, it has an almost religious feel to it.

Vin De Mia Trix - φαρμακός (pharmakos) LIVE

July 9, 2014
Vin De Mia Trix - φαρμακός (pharmakos) LIVE
Recorded: April 27, 2014
Spring Solitude Evening II, Underground Music Hall, Kyiv, Ukraine 

This track will appear on Vin de Mia Trix's as of yet untitled second  album. More news soon!

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Vin de Mia Trix Interview with Temple of Perdition Webzine / Metallibrary.ru [Dec. 5, 2013]

December 6, 2013
Vin de Mia Trix Interview with Temple of Perdition Webzine / Metallibrary.ru
Published: December 5, 2013

Vin De Mia Trix (Kiev, Ukraine) openly labels their music as death/doom metal, saturated with a number of  different influences from adjacent genres. Until recently the band had only demos and an Ep, and the guys were probably more known for their live performances, but combined efforts of Canadian label Hypnotic Dirge and our Solitude Prod. ha...

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Vin de Mia Trix Interview with doom-metal.com [Oct. 15, 2013]

October 18, 2013
Vin de Mia Trix Interview with Doom-metal.com
Published: October 15, 2013

Vin de Mia Trix from Ukraine have finally released their first full-length ‘Once Hidden from Sight’, presenting us with their unique vision of Atmospheric Death Doom. We had a detailed chat with the band members to learn more about the ideas and background of this rising band.

1. Hello everyone! First of all, the usual introductory question: for those readers who don’t know Vin de Mia Trix yet, could you...

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Vin de Mia Trix Interview with The Sonic Sensory [Sept. 10, 2013]

September 16, 2013
Vin de Mia Trix interview with The Sonic Sensory
Published:  September 10, 2013
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As a music reviewer I’m blessed with some wonderful contacts within the music industry, not only do I get to hear a wealth of music newly released and yet to be released music. Via de Mia Trix’s ‘Once Hidden From Sight’ was one of those albums, an immensely enjoyable experience which led to me sending off a few questions to the band, this is what they had to say.

1. Once Hidden From Sight is your...

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Vin de Mia Trix - 'Once Hidden From Sight' available now!

August 27, 2013
Vin de Mia Trix - 'Once Hidden From Sight'
Available now in CD edition or FREE digital download!

The debut album from the Ukrainian doom metal band Vin de Mia Trix entitled "Once Hidden From Sight" is now officially released and available in both CD format in a luxurious 12 page booklet with full lyrics and as a name-your-price (free) download from Bandcamp!! 

"After numerous gigs (including Doom Over Kiev, Moscow Doom Fest, and supporting Saturnus, Mourning Beloveth and Autumnia among others), ...

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Vin de Mia Trix - Once Hidden From Sight available to pre-order, new song online

August 16, 2013
Vin de Mia Trix - Once Hidden From Sight available to pre-order now!
New song "A Study in Scarlet" now streaming and available to download!

The debut album from the Ukrainian Doom band Vin de Mia Trix entitled "Once Hidden From Sight" is now available to pre-order with the official CD release following soon on August 26, 2013.

After a long wait, finally a new track is available online as well to mark this occasion -  "A Study in Scarlet", the opening track from the upcoming album!

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Vin de Mia Trix - Once Hidden From Sight to be released by Hypnotic Dirge/Solitude Prod.

April 30, 2013

Doom band Vin de Mia Trix signs with Hypnotic Dirge/Solitude Productions for co-release in September!

The first co-release between Hypnotic Dirge Records (Canada) and Solitude Productions (Russia) will see the light of day in September 2013 and it will be doom band Vin de Mia Trix's debut full-length album "Once Hidden From Sight" which the band has been preparing and perfecting for quite some time.

Vin de Mia Trix is a band from Kyiv, Ukraine. Its music is a blend of different doom metal subg...
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Vin de Mia Trix introductory interview with doom-metal.com

April 16, 2013
September 20, 2012
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1. Who are you and how did the band get started? 

Vin de Mia Trix is a three-piece band from Kyiv, Ukraine. It was founded in 2007 by Serge, already an experienced Doom connoisseur, but the real start was given in the winter of 2008-2009, when Andrew (vocals) and Alex (bass and vocals) completed the line-up. From that point on, our slow but steady progress brought us to where we are today. 

2. Why did you choose Doom, and how would you describe your style? 

We all...

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