We have been eagerly awaiting this day and it has finally arrived! Today, Italian post prog trio Varego is glad to release the new self-titled album, Varego! To celebrate, the band also unveils the new single Death:
The singer and bass player Davide Marcenaro comments: «Death’ is a very special track for us. The lyrics are based on the search for a different perspective on the thought of death, seen as a natural ‘place’ of peace in another dimension. It also tries to understand those who with extreme gestures see it as the only solution to the heaviness of life. The tragic death of Chris Cornell, one of our undisputed idols, really inspired this song, also influencing the sound. It is the eternal question mark of the human being, but also the stimulus to think that life should be lived fully and to the end. Because it is worth it, in every sense».
Varego now a trio, find a new fresh energy and their matrix get even more cohesive. The sound becomes more powerful, an exanthema with grunge echoes, stoner rock riffs, post metal and prog rock nuances, that pushes the evolution of the group one step further and finds its expression in the upcoming album which will see the light in 2021.
«Limbo was the first track on the new album that we created. The powerful bass intertwines with heavy rock guitar riffs, while the drums bring us back to a connatural rhythm».
«The lyrics talk about all those stalemates in our lives, where we think we are conditioned by events but in reality it is us and our fears that cause this state of life: by destroying them we can become the food for our dreams», says the band.
The band’s fourth studio album, Varego, was recorded in a few days almost entirely in real time at Greenfog Studio in Genoa, with producer Mattia Cominotto (Meganoidi, Tre Allegri Ragazzi Morti) who also did the mixing and mastering.
The album preserves the strength of the wildness and the organicity of the songwriting, leading to a new maturity. Varego’s sound found a new fresh energy and it is significantly more powerful, an exanthema with grunge echoes, stoner rock riffs, post metal and prog rock nuances that pushes the evolution of the group one step further.
It’s the manifest result of a creative peak and, in the meantime, a point of arrival and a new start.
«The special feature of this new album is its instinctiveness. The composition of the songs was written on the spur of the moment, in fact in the studio we wanted to give this feeling by recording all the rhythmic parts, including the guitar, in real time. The lyrics are about war, drugs, madness, death and everything that poisons the lives of human beings, trying to ‘exorcise’ and transform all this poison into medicine. Also on a musical level, the intention is to make people feel that darkness and light are complementary, the two sides of the coin called life”, states the band».
Like the coal reveals the diamond over time, in this new record Varego know how to refine their visceral instinct, transforming it into a definite and incisive force. Their poisonous properties have become the exacerbated healing balm to the discomfort of today’s world.
7. Raptus (Un passo e muori)
Davide Marcenaro – vocals, bass
Alberto Pozzo – guitars
Simon Lepore – drums