Nova Spei comes from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, they are releasing their second album “Sequentis”, following up their self-titled from 2017. The 12 track record comes in at just over 45 minutes of music spanning a wide range of metal influences.
Nova Spei tends to write about relatable experiences that everyone faces. They explain the meaning behind some of the songs:
“Génération Perdue is about having less and less human relationships, we are hidden behind our screens, becoming more and more individualistic. Digitalisé describes the human being as becoming a perishable product. We take what we need and throw it away as soon as it is consumed, the human being becomes cold and digitized. Nouvel Espoir is about when we unite, we are stronger than anything. By coming together, looking out for one another, we can build a better world.”
According to the band, this album is more metal than the last, complete with heavy riffs, a mix of clean and guttural vocals, and catchy hooks that are easy to get into. To make their music founder and rhythm guitarist Dany Soucy mainly composes the music and brings it to the band. Everyone proposes their modifications and composes their own parts. Once the music is done, vocalist Dany Duplessis starts writing the lyrics inspired by the music. Then Soucy and Nicolas Dumais (bass) help finish them. For this album, drums were performed and recorded in France by Julien De Carufel.
The accessible Francophone metal is recommended for fans of Deftones, Tesseract, and Killswitch Engage.
“Sequentis” is now out as of November 12, 2021 via Quebec label Bam&Co-Heavy. The album was written and produced by Nova Spei plus mixed and mastered by Anthony Chognard along with the album artwork done by Filip Ivanovic.
Album stream and download Novaspei.bandcamp.com, Spotify, Apple Music.
Music Video – “Qui Sème Le Vent”
Music Video – “Assez”
1. Animal (3:36)
2. Génération Perdue (3:55)
3. Assez (3:25)
4. La Proie (5:07)
5. Sorcière (3:40)
6. Digitalisé (3:50)
7. Nouvel Espoir (4:07)
8. Damné (3:32)
9. Qui Sème Le Vent (3:40)
10. Tête Dure (3:26)
11. Mal Incarné (4:26)
12. Démocratie Bafouée (3:39)
Album Length: 46:26
Album and Live Band Line Up:
Dany Soucy (Rhythm Guitarist / Founder)
Dany Duplessis (Singer/Screamer)
Julien De Carufel (Drums)
Nicolas Dumais (Bass/Back Vocal)
Stéphane Filion (Lead Guitarist)
For more info:
NOVA SPEI, is a Francophone progressive metal band from Montreal Quebec. They were formed in 2012 by Dany Soucy (guitar) (Dook, Legion) and in 2014, Nicolas Dumais (bass) and Dany Duplessis (vocals) joined the lineup. Stéphane Filion (guitar) joined the band in August 2018 while Julien De Carufel (drums) arrived in August 2021.
In 2014, Nicolas Dumais (bass) and Dany Duplessis (vocals. Stéphane Filion (guitar) joined the formation in August 2018 while Julien De Carufel (drums) arrived in August 2021.
The band is a heavy sound coming from the guitar and the drums reminiscent of Deftones, Meshuggah and Tesseract. Vocals are influenced by Killswitch Engage, Staind, and Breaking Benjamin. The progressive side on the bass is inspired by Dream Theater and Porcupine Tree.
Their rhythms depict texts that leave room for reflection. A reflective metal with a Djent flavor.
They presented their first album “Éponyme” 2017. In 2019, they were tour support for Anonmyus’ 30th anniversary Quebec tour of the same group, which added to their 50 date tour to promote the debut album.
The production and direction of their first full length were done in the band’s home studio in Champlain, QC, and it was mixed/produced/mastered in France by Anthony Chognard (Smash Hit Combo, CHSprod). Their lead single “The Man with 1000 Smiles” is in constant rotation on Quebec RadioX 98.1FM and their song “Ma Muse” can be heard during the Canadiens hockey games at the Centre Bell in Montreal.
2019 marked the beginning of the recording of their second album, which is entitled “Sequentis”, which will be released on November 12, 2021 via label Bam & Co Heavy.
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“Une pièce qui a tout ce qui faut pour devenir un classique du métal québécois. Des phrases percutantes et pleine de sens sur une musique lourde à souhait.” – Ondes Chocs
“Nova Spei : Nouvel espoir sur la scène métallique au Québec” – Voir
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