On their new album The Death Of Death, Playgrounded analyses and take apart their surroundings, reducing reality to its smallest components, subsequently converting them into sound to create a new platform – a representation of reality from which they build their artistic vision. Much of the old town district of Chania was developed around its harbor, which was built by the Venetians during the 14th century. Seven hundred years later Playgrounded was formed in Chania, Greece in 2007,
In essence The Death Of Death is dialectical, a study of unity in opposition. A disclosure of contradictory aspects of reality, an expression of their mutual relationship. From these contradictions the band manages to construct a brooding world of dark magnificence.
The Death Of Death has the appeal of a film score that slowly starts to haunt you as the movie progresses. The more you listen to it, the more its sublime beauty becomes apparent.
Playgrounded is a heavy prog band based in Rotterdam, NL and Athens, GR. Alternative metal and contemporary electronic elements form a genre defying sound that has been compared to artists as diverse as Deftones and Massive Attack, Karnivool, The Ocean and Moderat.
The 2017 release of Playgrounded`s first full length album In Time With Gravity united representatives of the rock press throughout Europe in critical acclaim. The tour that followed in major Dutch and Greek cities culminated in an invitation for the band to close the Nine Inch Nails show in Amsterdam’s AFAS Live arena. They have also shared the stage with artists such as Anathema and Riverside.
The Death Of Death will be released with Pelagic Records on March 18 2022. Produced by Orestis Zafeiriou and Stavros Markonis. Mixed by C.A.Cederberg. Mastered by George Tandero. Recorded by Nikos Michalodimitrakis. Artwork by Ismini Christakopoulou.
1. The Swan
3. The Death Of Death
4. Tomorrow’s Rainbow
5. A Road out of the Flood
6. Our Fire