Dasein

by First Fragment

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Canadian neoclassical-influenced tech death unit, FIRST FRAGMENT, will release their long-anticipated debut full-length, Dasein, on May 20th via Unique Leader Records.

Captured at Humanoise Studios with Mathieu Marcotte (Augury, Humanoid) and mixed by Hugues Deslauriers (Augury, Defilementory, Vengeful etc.), the eleven track long player features guest appearances from current and former members of Spawn Of Possession, Obscura, Inferi, Augury, and Elderoth, artwork by Sam Nelson (Incandescence, Wayfarer, Stoic Dissention) and boasts a fierce mix of over-the-top drum tirades, complex neoclassical-influenced guitar work, endless solos, Flamenco and clean guitar passages, proggy death metal bass work and a highly varied dual vocal approach.

FIRST FRAGMENT Recording Lineup:
Vincent Savary – bass
David AB – lead vocals
Troy Fullerton (Severed Savior) – drums
Phil Tougas – guitar, vocals, all solos
Gabriel Brault-Pilon – guitar

FIRST FRAGMENT Current Lineup:
Vincent Savary – bass
David AB – lead vocals
Samuel Santiago – drums
Phil Tougas – guitar, vocals, all solos
Gabriel Brault-Pilon – guitar

Guest Musicians:
Christian Muenzner (Spawn Of Possession, Alkaloid, ex-Necrophagist/Obscura)
Mathieu Marcotte (Augury, Humanoid)
Malcolm Pugh (Inferi, A Loathing Requiem, Diskreet)
Collin Mcgee (Elderoth)

Artwork by Sam Nelson (www.facebook.com/SigmaArt)
Logo by Christophe Szpajdel (www.facebook.com/christophe.szpajdel)
Logo Touch-ups by Nino R. Mejia and Phil Tougas
Intros for “Voracité (Apothéose, partie 1)” & “Evhron” by Mathieu Marcotte
Intro for "Archétype" by Phil Tougas
Drums recorded and engineered by Zack Ohren (Castle Ultimate Productions) at Sharkbite Studios (Oakland, USA)
Vocal Recording by Pierre Tougas (Longueuil, Québec)
Album Mixing, Re-amping & Electric Guitar solos recording by Hugues Deslauriers @ The Lab (Montréal, Québec)
Bass, Rhythm / Classical / Clean guitars recording and album mastering by Mathieu Marcotte @ Humanoise Studios (Montréal, Québec)
Produced by Phil Tougas & First Fragment

All music originally composed between 2004-2010 except track 6-7
"Le serment de Tsion", "L’entité", "Prélude en Sol Dièse mineur" & "Gula" composed by Phil Tougas
"Voracité (Apothéose, partie 1)", "Mordêtre et Dénaissance", "Dasein" & "Archétype" composed by Gabriel Brault-Pilon
"Evhron" composed by Phil Tougas / Gabriel Brault-Pilon
"Émergence" & "Psychan (Apothéose, partie 2)" composed by Gabriel Brault-Pilon / Phil Tougas
Album concept & all lyrics by David AB
Bass Arrangements by Vincent Savary
Drum Arrangements by Troy Fullerton

Guest solos (trade-off) in Mordêtre et Dénaissance by Christian Muenzner (Alkaloid, Spawn of Possession, Ex-Obscura, Ex-Necrophagist)
Guest solos (trade-off) in Gula by Collin McGee (Elderoth)
Guest solo (second guitar solo) in Archétype by Mathieu Marcotte (Augury, Humanoid)
Guest solo (middle solo) in Evhron by Malcolm Pugh (Inferi, A Loathing Requiem, Diskreet)

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released May 20, 2016

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