BYZANTINE Announce New Album To Release Is To Resolve; Streaming Track “A Curious Lot”

February 3, 2015, 3 years ago

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BYZANTINE Announce New Album To Release Is To Resolve; Streaming Track “A Curious Lot”

Byzantine is prepared to issue its new album, but getting to this point wasn’t without a cost for West Virginia’s progressive thrash titans.

“Since coming back with our self-titled album, I went through a personal split and lost two very important band members,” discloses Byzantine front-man Chris “OJ” Ojeda. “It’s taught me that once in a while, though, you have to lose something to actually gain something.”

Byzantine reaches this resolution with To Release Is To Resolve, to be released on April 7th via CEN/RED Distribution.


To Release Is To Resolve finds Byzantine’s ferocious brand of monstrous, groove metal taken to new heights. This can be unmistakably heard on the album’s first single, “A Curious Lot”, which is available on all digital platforms.

For album five, Ojeda and longtime drummer Matt Wolfe reunited with Jay Hannon to handle engineering, mixing and mastering duties. Having replaced longtime members Michael “Skip” Cromer and Tony Rohbrough in 2013, To Release Is To Resolve marks bassist Sean Sydnor and guitarist Brian Henderson’s debut album with Byzantine.

“As new members, they had big shoes to fill,” explains Ojeda. “Yet the music sounds 100% identifiable as Byzantine, just with two new, powerful ripples to it.”

Byzantine has again turned to crowd-funding to help support the making of To Resolve Is To Release like they did for their 2013 self-title album. Fans still have time to contribute and pre-order the album (along with a handful of exclusive bundle packages) via PledgeMusic.



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