Wednesday, April 17, 2024

The Decision… Whom Gods Destroy

Whom Gods Destroy, the new progressive metal group formed by renowned keyboardist Derek Sherinian, guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, and vocalist Dino Jelusick, along with a potent rhythm section in bassist Yas Nomura and drummer Bruno Valverde, having released their debut album, Insanium, worldwide via InsideOutMusic, now offer their latest single, ‘The Decision’.

Explaining the ethos behind the single, Thal said: “This song is filled with duality – Djenty math metal riffs with contrasting slow clean chord movements, vocal and guitar lines answering each other, and lyrics about struggling with a life-and-death decision, with song sections that score differing points of view… Hope versus defeat, euphoria versus despair, internally battling it out.”

While Jelusick added: “Super proud of this chaos that we delivered. Each song on this album is a story for itself and it works as a whole. I cannot wait to tour this album and for us to finally play these songs live!”

In order to celebrate the album’s release date, Whom Gods Destroy has launched a lyric video created by Wayne Joyner for the single that you can check out here at RAMzine.

It follow in the wake of ‘Crawl’, the band’s third single taken from the parent album. Available digitally, you can check out the video here at RAMzine.

Jelusick commented on the single, stating: “’Crawl’ was the second song Ron, Derek and Myself worked on. We had many versions of it. Very progressive and very melodic. Combines all the influences that the band has and just grows into something that’s our very own.”

The video was directed by Vicente Cordero/Industrialism Films, edited by Vojan Koceić/PILOTstudio and features visual FX and additional editing by Wayne Joyner.

In full, the album features the tracks: ‘In the Name Of War’, ‘Over Again’, ‘The Decision’, ‘Crawl’, ‘Find My Way Back’, Crucifier, ‘Keeper Of The Gate’, ‘Hypernova 158’ and ‘Insanium’. The album will be available as standard CD jewel case, a digital album, limited two CD Media book (with the bonus track ‘Requiem’ as well as the entire album as bonus instrumental disc) and as a gatefold 2 LP & LP-booklet on 180 gramme vinyl in the following variants: Black 2LP, dark green 2LP (Ltd. 500 x copies by clicking here and at various other retailers), and as a custard coloured 2LP (Ltd. 1000 x copies at all US outlets)

Whom Gods Destroy drummer Bruno Valverde has also launched intense drum playthrough clips for  ‘The Name Of War’ and ‘Over Again’ that were the two previous singles released, both of which also have standard music video releases. Also, band members have also begun sharing their own curated Spotify playlists of favourite music – You can check out Dino Jelusick’s here and Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal’s here

Whom Gods Destroy’s Insanium features artwork by Nello Dell’Omo and can be ordered by clicking here.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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