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Former Interlock members return with a new sound.


Following the deactivation of London-based industrial act Interlock, frontman Hal Sinden and drummer Joe Butterworth immediately began recording new material, this time taking their music into a new, more progressively-minded direction. Eventually hooking up with Mark Duffy and Ewan Parry (the guitarist also responsible for the famed ‘Death Metal Rooster’ video on YouTube), the first fruits of their labour was the critically acclaimed 3-track EP ‘Reason & Abstract’, available on Eulogy Media. Following a handful of live dates, and being voted Top 3rd Unsigned Act of 2010 in Terrorizer Magazine, the band set about recording their debut album – ‘The Waspkeeper’, featuring eleven tracks of gothic/progessive death metal, inspired by the likes of fellow UK metal act Akercocke (whose frontman Jason Mendonca contributes guest vocals on one track, as does JD Quintus from Meads of Asphodel, and From Great Height’s frontman Adam Ever) and goth legends Fields Of the Nephilim. With a forward-thinking expansive sound, equal parts melody and brutality, and refinement in both sound and image, you can expect to hear more from Talanas in coming months.

‘The Waspkeeper’ is set for release on April 30th, at a launch party being held at The London Stone Pub in Cannon Street, and is available on pre-release from http://www.talanas.org/.


Hal Sinden – vocals, guitar
Ewan Parry – guitar
Mark ‘Duff’ Duffy – bass
Joe Butterworth – drums

Genre: Gothic/progressive death metal

For fans of: Opeth, Morbid Angel, Interlock, latter-period Cradle Of Filth, Tool, Tesseract

‘Diaphora’, from the EP ‘Reason & Abstract’

‘Antiphon’, the first video from the forthcoming debut album ‘The Waspkeeper’ (released 30th April)



Talanas CD launch, 30th April

One response

  1. deeemm1

    Considering they’re lifting their whole image and sound from Akercocke, they should be listed to under “For Fans Of” 😛

    May 13, 2011 at 12:22 am

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