Wingless Share Their Latest Single “Stronger Than Death” – New Album “Ascension” Out Soon

Polish old-school death/doom metal outfit, Wingless, recently dropped their new single, “Stronger Than Death.” The song precedes the band’s impending fifth album, Ascension, which is due out on April 26th on Selfmadegod Records. Check out the new track and read more from Wingless in the article below.

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Guitarist/bassist Grzegorz Luzar states of “Stronger Than Death,” “Anyone who appreciates catchy riffs and memorable choruses in death metal should familiarize themselves with this track. Sophisticated plays of the rhythm section competing with no less distinctive guitar parts, which may bring to mind such masters as Carcass or Death will make you unable to free yourself from “Stronger Than Death.” If old-school death metal is your cup of tea, you can’t miss it… you will not be disappointed.

Ascension was recorded between June and November 2023 at Studio67 produced by Grzegorz Luzar, mixed and mastered by Dominik Burzym at Studio67, and completed with cover artwork by Rafał Wechterowicz and layout by Michał “Xaay” Loranc.

Krakow-based Wingless was formed at the beginning of 2012 by a lineup of well-experienced musicians who have performed or are still performing with some other groups being part of the local metal scene. Having been led by Grzegorz Luzar since its formation, drummer Piotr Wójcik joined in 2018, and in 2021, longstanding vocalist Olaf Różański was replaced by Michał “Xaay” Loranc (Redemptor). The lineup also expands to include bassist Pascal for live performances.

Wingless has created five full-length releases over the past decade, including three independent albums – Hatred Is Purity (2014), The Blaze Within (2016), and Triada (2018) – before releasing their 2021 album Nonconform on Selfmadegod Records, who also now delivers Ascension.

While at an early stage of development, the band’s music oscillated more around the cutting edge of modern metal, with the passage of time, their compositional style has gradually shifted towards classic death and doom metal, which is boldly apparent within the first moments of their new album, Ascension. Wingless is an ensemble perfectly aware of what and how they want to play, by consistently following their idea of creating death/doom metal, without even avoiding inspirations from metal artists of the 1980s and ’90s. Ascension delivers a conglomerate of heaviness, darkness, and a unique atmosphere particularly clearly reflected in the lyrics.

Wingless is not shy to admit that playing live is an essential part of their existence. This group can now be proud of having played many gigs in club and festival venues alike. 2018 saw the band’s consummation of onstage performances in Summer festivals, as Wingless was invited to perform a concert as headliner at North-Eastern Open Air in Krnov, Czech Republic and more. The band has shared the stage with Christ Agony, Tortharry, Depresy, Moribund Oblivion, Quo Vadis, Chainsaw, and many more.

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