Immortal Guardian: Is the lockdown saving more lives than it’s destroying?

Immortal Guardian – Lockdown

Immortal Guardian`s new single Lockdown from the upcoming album Psychosomatic being released via M-Theoru Audio on February 12th 2021. The album cover art is nice made by Nathalia Suellen (Secret Sphere, Almah, Dark Moor).

The line-up:

Gabriel Guardian (Guitars/Keyboards)

Carlos Zema (Vocals)

Joshua Lopez (Bass)

Justin Piedimonte (Drums)

Immortal Guardian , the progressive/power metal quartet hailed by MetalSucks as «seriously epic, has as mentioned above unveiled a music video for Lockdown, the second single from their forthcoming concept album Psychosomatic. The clip, which showcases the group cleverly adapting to the same stay-at-home conditions that are affecting millions of people around the world.

«Rich or poor, it doesn’t matter, every human this year experienced some kind of lockdown/isolation during this insane year»,says guitarist/keyboardist Gabriel Guardian. «We couldn’t even just meet up because our borders were on lockdown for international travel. Thank god for the internet, as we were able to still create music and keep each other company online even with thousands of miles between each member. Lockdown talks about all of the same questions we all have been asking ourselves since the start of the pandemic. Where did this all come from? Who’s to blame? Is the lockdown saving more lives than it’s destroying? We can only keep making music through these crazy times and hope for a better tomorrow».

After winning over new audiences with their acclaimed 2018 debut full-length Age Of Revolution and touring relentlessly alongside fellow shredders such as Marty Friedman, Powerglove, and Exmortus, Immortal Guradian gathered in Las Vegas earlier this year to begin recording their second album. As the spread of COVID-19 and the subsequent pandemic began to ensue, each member of the band retreated to their respective hometowns. With shutdowns around the world being enforced, the band completely scrapped the record that they had been working on and were heavily inspired to write and create a new thematic record about their emotions surrounding current events.

Psychosomatic is a product of the extraordinary events of 2020. The result is a truly multi-national record, with guitarist/keyboardist Gabriel Guardian remaining in Las Vegas, vocalist Carlos Zema recording his vocals from his home in Brazil, new drummer Justin Piedimonte joining the band from his hometown in Montreal, Canada, and new bassist Joshua Lopez remaining in Immortal Guardian`s native Texas.

The group, founded by Gabriel Guardian, whose uncanny ability to play guitar and keyboard simultaneously has been showcased on MTV’s Amazingness along with his unique dual-instrument covers of classics by the likes of Iron Maiden, Pantera, and Guns N’ Roses have garnered hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube and have been built upon the band’s following through multiple self-released EPs before signing with M-Theory Audio for the 2018 release of their first full-length record, Age Of Revolution. The band has also performed live alongside some of the biggest names in metal, including Judas Priest, Dragonforce, Kamelot, Symphony X, Sonata Arctica, Slayer, Metal Church, Soilwork and Steve Vai, and in countries such as Brazil and Russia, and during high-profile performances at ESPN’s X Games, South By Southwest and the Fun Fun Fun Fest.

Psychosomatic is the next step in Immortal Guardian`s evolution while still capturing the band’s exhilarating trademark melding of melodic power metal with progressive/shred tendencies

First single from upcoming album was Read Between The Lines.

Track Listing:

1. Psychosomatic (5:33)

2. Read Between The Lines (6:01)

3. Lockdown (4:12)

4. Phobia (6:13)

5. Clocks (5:12)

6. Self-Isolation (0:39)

7. Goodbye To Farewells (5:50)

8. Candlelight (5:24)

9. Find A Reason (7:00)

10. New Day Rising (5:56)

Album Length: 52:06

Ever considered, we’re not the only?

We’re just a mere grain of sand

Maybe the infinity of the universe

Is not enough to make us understand

I see chaos all around me

Right from wrong they’ll never show

‘Cause what they say is good,

Is misunderstood

‘Cause no one truly knows


The world we know is falling to pieces

We try to save it

Through the end of times

Read Between The Lines

We speak our minds

With all our reasons

Maybe what we thought we knew were lies

Read Between The Lines

The earth has stopped,

But death keeps spreading

So called angels bringing hell

We feel the eyes of our dead

And they all are staring

Science spares no religion nor wealth

I see hypocrites around me

Only preaching the unknown

‘Cause what they say is good,

Is misunderstood

‘Cause no one truly knows


I see deception all around me

All the headlines come and go

‘Cause what they say is good,

Is misunderstood

‘Cause no one truly knows


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About Ulf Backstrøm (7437 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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