Nova Spei: New Hope and Montreal metal…..

Nova Spei - Qui Sème Le Vent

Qui Sème Le Vent is translated Who Sows The Wind. Qui Sème Le Vent is the first single from the band Nova Spei`s new album Sequentis (Who Follows).

The group Nova Spei was born from the desire to compose again former retirees of the Montreal Metal scene. Nova Spei means a New Hope in Latin. A new hope for each of us to have fun again composing, recording, doing shows … a New Hope to offer to all those who could have lost the desire!

Nova Spei is a Francophone groove metal band from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. They are releasing their second album Sequentis this November via label Bam&Co-Heavy. The 12 track record comes in at just over 45 minutes of music spanning a wide range of metal influences.

The first single off the album Qui Sème Le Vent is already out and fans have been eating it up. The band expects the rest of the album will be devoured by fans of groovy, djent and progressive metal. The band explains the theme behind the song and what they are trying to accomplish with the album:

«We try to give listeners something to reflect on, lyrics that represent their day-to-day reality. We created this album as a more metal album, with lots of energy and powerful riffs. The basis of the single is that some people despise others, they have no respect for their neighbors. But sooner or later the wind picks up and they reap what they sowed».

Nova Spei got together to create something new in the local music scene as they had been missing the stage for quite some time. The current lineup consists of Dany Soucy (Rhythm Guitarist), Dany Duplessis (Vocals), Julien De Carufel (Drums), Nicolas Dumais (Bass/Back Vocal) and Stéphane Filion (Lead Guitarist).

Sequentis was written and produced by Nova Spei, it was mixed and mastered by Anthony Chognard and the album artwork was done by Filip Ivanovic.The album comes out on November 12, 2021 via Quebec label Bam&Co-Heavy and is recommended for fans of Architects, Gojira and Deftones.

Track Listing:

1. Animal (3:36)

2. Génération Perdue (3:55)

3. Assez (3:25)

4. La Proie (5:07)

5. Sorcière (3:40)

6. Digitalisé (3:50)

7. Nouvel Espoir (4:07)

8. Damné (3:32)

9. Qui Sème Le Vent (3:40)

10. Tête Dure (3:26)

11. Mal Incarné (4:26)

12. Démocratie Bafouée (3:39)

Album Length: 46:26

Album and Live Band Line Up:

Dany Soucy (Rhythm Guitarist / Founder)

Dany Duplessis (Singer/Screamer)

Julien De Carufel (Drums)

Nicolas Dumais (Bass/Back Vocal)

Stéphane Filion (Lead Guitarist)

Nova Spei, is a Francophone progressive metal band from Montreal Quebec. They were formed in 2012 by Dany Soucy (guitar) (Dook, Legion) and in 2014, Nicolas Dumais (bass) and Dany Duplessis (vocals) joined the lineup. Stéphane Filion (guitar) joined the band in August 2018 while Julien De Carufel (drums) arrived in August 2021.

The band is a heavy sound coming from the guitar and the drums reminiscent of Deftones, Meshuggah and Tesseract. Vocals are influenced by Killswitch Engage, Staind, and Breaking Benjamin. The progressive side on the bass is inspired by Dream Theater and Porcupine Tree.

Their rhythms depict texts that leave room for reflection. A reflective metal with a Djent flavor.

They presented their first album Éponyme 2017. In 2019, they were tour support for Anonmyus’ 30th anniversary Quebec tour of the same group, which added to their 50 date tour to promote the debut albu m.

The production and direction of their first full length were done in the band’s home studio in Champlain, QC, and it was mixed/produced/mastered in France by Anthony Chognard (Smash Hit Combo, CHSprod). Their lead single The Man With 1000 Smiles  is in constant rotation on Quebec RadioX 98.1FM and their song Ma Muse can be heard during the Canadiens hockey games at the Centre Bell in Montreal.

2019 marked the beginning of the recording of their second album, which is entitled Sequentis, which will be released on November 12, 2021 via label Bam & Co Heavy.


About Ulf Backstrøm (7129 Articles)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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