Female fronted melodic death metal band Your Chance to Die (YCTD) have just released a lyric video for ‘Skinwalker’, the track is taken from their third album, “Ex Nihilo” which is released on April 21st via EMP Label Group’s extreme metal imprint EMP Underground. Recorded by Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me), mixed by Zack Ohren (Machine Head), and with album art by French digital artist / illustrator and graphic designer Pierre-Alain D., “Ex Nihilo” shows the band completely reinvented with deep symphonic atmospheres, inhuman precision and brutality, and a dual-female vocal onslaught. The video can be seen below.
2015/16 saw the addition of Som Pluijmers (ex-Cerebral Bore) on vocals, making her debut on “Ex Nihilo,” alongside revered death metal vocalist Missi Avila. The dual-female front offers a tandem dose of sheer vocal brutality backed up by the soaring leads and rhythmic precision of Coca Avila and Ron Dalton on guitars. This package is rounded out by the inhuman speed and accuracy of drummer Thomas White.
In late 2016, the band began talking to Grammy-Award-winning (Megadeth bassist) David Ellefson and Thom Hazaert of EMP Label Group. Through these talks, the band found themselves inking a new deal with EMP for the new direction in 2017.
On signing to EMP, frontpersons Missi Avila and Som Pluijmers said, “Your Chance To Die is honored to be a part of the EMP label group family. We are very excited about our future with EMP, the new record that we have written, and are very thankful for this amazing team we now have behind us. We have worked very hard on our new songs…to become a new band…with different, new, music…and now a great label. We are very excited to have finally have a team that believes in us to release the new album.”
EMP’s A&R Director and Operations Manager Thom Hazaert says, “We are beyond thrilled to welcome YCTD into the EMP Family. They truly are bringing something new and interesting to the Extreme-Metal table, and we’re very excited that we’re able to partner with them to bring it to the World. Obviously, many in the extreme Metal World are familiar with Som’s amazing work in Cerebral Bore, and I am confident soon YCTD will be a household name in that regard as well.”
Our review of “Ex Nihilo”can be found here.
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Video for: ‘Skinwalker’