Lycanthia signs with Hypnotic Dirge Records

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, August 18, 2012 Under: Press Release

Lycanthia signs with Hypnotic Dirge Records

Lycanthia, the gothic death-doom six piece band hailing from Sydney, Australia has signed a deal with Hypnotic Dirge Records to re-release their latest full-length album, Oligarchy which was previously self-released by the band earlier this year. Active since 1996, Lycanthia has previously released a full length album in 1999 entilted Myriad, as well as an EP in 2006 entitled Within the Walls. Meanwhile, the band has remained a constant touring band in Australia well regarded for its live shows and professional sound.

 Incorporating many diverse influences in their music,  Lycanthia continues the sound  found in the early "golden age" works of classic gothic doom bands Theatre of Tragedy, Tristania, My Dying Bride, and The Sins of thy Beloved, while also adding more aggressive and traditional-doom influences. Unique to the sound of Lycanthia is the use of duel female vocals provided by violinist Vanessa Black, and keyboardist Megan Robins, which is contrasted by the powerful male vocals from bassist and founding member Lee Tassaker.

Speaking of the signing, founding member Lee Tassaker had this to say: "Lycanthia are very excited about working with Hypnotic Dirge Records. We are proud of our efforts in making 'Oligarchy' our finest album to date, in which we have been able to add more layers of harmonies and counter melodies on top of old school Death Doom/Gothic riffs "

The latest album, "Oligarchy", mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Katatonia), has already received many positive reviews and recognition in underground circles around the world. The album is available to order directly from the band from Lycathia's official website. The Hypnotic Dirge re-release is planned for early 2013 in digipack format. In the meantime, the track 'Forgone' is available for streaming and free download at the links below.


Lycanthia is:
Lee Tassaker - Bass and Vocals
Vanessa Black - Violin and Vocals
Megan Robins - Keyboards and Vocals
Stephen Mikulic - Guitars
Mathew Newton - Guitars
Lachlan Donaldson - Drums 

Listen to the track "Forgone" at these links:
MEDIAFIRE (Mp3 download): 



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