Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
There is powerful new blood in the world of progressive, technical metal… and it arrives in the form of Boston’s COLLECTOR.
These youthful underdogs – Sinan Pehlivanoglu (Lead Vocal / Lead Guitars), Mesut Basaran (Guitars), Umut Emre Ture (Bassist), and Yagiz Ozdag (Drums) – have just dropped their anxiously awaited début album. ‘Liberation’s Fall‘ was independently released by the band a mere two weeks ago and it is a raging masterpiece.
Featuring guest performances by The Agonist’s Vicky Psarakis, Act Of Defiance/ ex-Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick, and the late Warrel Dane of Sanctuary/ Nevermore, ‘Liberation’s Fall‘ is a remarkably stunning opus of modern U.S. metal.
COLLECTOR enlisted not one, but four mixers, Mikko Karmila, Neil Kernon, Jayce Lewis, and Martyn Ginge Ford to handle this album’s sound. They landed the iconic Ted Jensen (Mastodon, Behemoth) to master it and the results are just phenomenal!
Need some evidence of this fact? That’s no hassle, brothers and sisters, because we are sharing three songs from the album, “End This Life” (w/Chris Broderick, Warrel Dane), “Between The Two Demons” (w/Vicky Psarakis), and “A Tale Of Titans“, all streaming below.
Order ‘Liberation’s Fall‘ from COLLECTOR now at THIS LOCATION.
The band will be donating 10% of all income towards the education of children with limited means of obtaining schooling and shall be doing so in Warrel Dane‘s name.
Also, COLLECTOR will soon be announcing an upcoming education-related fundraiser to take place in San Francisco; in attendance will be founders of Twitter, executives from Tesla, Palantir, Stripe, Genzyme and many other tech-oriented companies, as well as familiar faces from movies, heavy metal, and the world of fashion.