Cinematic metal quintet DISCONNECTED SOULS are preparing to unveil their debut conceptional album, Fragments of Consciousness. From adventures in gothic fantasy realms to deadly club settings to a dystopian celebration of the world's end, DISCONNECTED SOULS deliver an intriguing take on the human experience.

"Fragments of Consciousness was originally intended to be a double release, however we elected to split this in two in order to keep the momentum going after the success of the Warring Elements EP. There is a conceptual story being told across these albums that pertains to the Mischievous Spirit, introduced on the aforementioned release.

There is a huge amount of variety on this album and with this release we hope to define the genre of 'Cinematic Metal'; each track is a story and is brought to life using the exact musical palette that is needed to convey the message needed.

I don’t expect that this will be an easy listen and you might be positively baffled by what’s going on, but hopefully you’ll agree that we fulfilled our objectives of producing something different, and you’ll feel enriched for having had the experience (positive or negative)!" - Fletch, DISCONNECTED SOULS.

Their debut EP Warring Elements concluded with the track "Mischievous Spirits". In Fragments of Consciousness, we follow a Mischievous Spirit as it seeks to make sense of the human world. Beginning with "Delirium", this deadly night club-esque anthem draws together the heavy with hip-hop elements all entwined in the outfit's eclectic style. "Dissonant Whispers" and "Petrichor" offer ethereal soundscapes, the former with a dark fantasy twist - beware the sirens. "Plague Rats" unleashes the thundering heavy while "Silence of the Doves" dives into the chaotic with a progressive arrangement and haunting melodies. "Fragments" featuring Jeremy Valentyne (NEW YEARS DAY), is a melancholy synth-pop offering that is followed by the jazzy sounds of "Monachopsis"; the demise of the Earth but not as you know it. The concluding "Iyashikei" brings an ambient end.

DISCONNECTED SOULS emerged in 2018 out of a desire to incorporate and blend the three great pillars of music, electronic, classical and metal. Following their debut EP Warring Elements, the band have since been releasing a diverse array of singles, leading up to the debut album. The quintet based out of Chester, England, strive to create a distinctive sound that draws upon the depths of metal, while playing with tones and textures. Each member brings a diverse range of musical interests to the table and the resulting sound encompasses a wide variety of instrumental and vocal styles. DISCONNECTED SOULS take their name from the growing disconnect between humans; both from each other but also within ourselves, as well as the increasing rift with the natural world. Fragments of Consciousness will be released on January 19th, 2024.

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