Sexforce

by Okular

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    Almost one hour of music. The cd comes with a 24 page booklet, including full lyrics & one illustration for each song. All illustrations are drawn by hand.

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Oslo’s OKULAR have set March 4th, 2013 as the date on which sophomore effort and Progressive Death Metal tour de force Sexforce will be self-released. The brainchild of composer/lyricist Andreas Aubert, OKULAR again offers the balanced blend of technicality, melody, and brutality first heard on critically acclaimed 2011 debut Probiotic, and yet Sexforce is somehow more accessible and compositionally dynamic than its predecessor. The album’s appeal is further enhanced by the appearance of SUSPERIA’s Athera who performs half of the lead vocals on 7 of the 13 tracks, while BORKNAGAR’s Vintersorg makes a guest appearance on “The Greatest Offender.” Lyrically, OKULAR presents poetry describing aspects of the human existence, in a vital and experientially-based form, rather than as philosophical discourse.

In a ringing endorsement of Aubert’s creation, BORKNAGAR’s Øystein G. Brun describes OKULAR as a “death metal parallel” to his own band.

credits

released 04 March 2013

Andreas Aubert: composition & lyrics, additional & backing vocals
Marius Skarsem Pedersen: guitars & vocals
Bjørn Tore Erlandsen: drums
Martin Berger Enerstvedt: bass

Session musicians
Vintersorg: melodic vocals + some grim vocals on track 4
Pål Mathiesen aka Athera: 50% of the lead vocals on all tracks, except 1,2,7,9,11,12
Manoon Ploypradab (guitar teacher from Thailand): guitars on track 7
André Aaslie (Gromth, Images at Twilight): piano/orchestra/choirs on tracks 5,6 & 11
Bertrand Besigye (Norways bestselling contemporary poet): poetic narration on track 3

Drums & vocals recorded at Strand Studio, Norway, 2011 (Chrome Division feat. Shagrath of Dimmu Borgir, The Wretched End feat. Samoth of Emperor etc)
Mixed at Strand Studio

Guitars, bass & additional vocals recorded in the bandmember’s home studios, 2011
Guitars on track 7 recorded at Day One Recording Studio, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2010

Produced by Marius Strand & Andreas Aubert
Engineered by Marius Strand
Mixed by Marius Strand
Additional mixing by Andreas Aubert & Okular
Mastered by Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering - California - U.S.A
(Sepultura, Halford, Malmsteen, Daath, Armored Saint etc)

Design concept & illustration concepts by Andreas Aubert
Illustrations by Nop: nopponart08@gmail.com
Design & Layout by Guanodesign: www.guanodesign.com
Supervision of the illustration process by Guanodesign & Andreas Aubert
Band member photos by Marte Aubert: marte_aubert@hotmail.com

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Okular Oslo, Norway

“Okular measures up to bands such as Obscura and Gojira.”
– Rita K. Trondsgård (Scream Magazine)
BORKNAGAR’s Øystein G. Brun describes OKULAR as a “death metal parallel” to his own band.

Progressive Death Metal from Oslo, Norway. A balanced blend of technicality, melody & brutality. "Sexforce" features SUSPERIA’s Athera doing half the lead vocals on 7 tracks. BORKNAGAR’s Vintersorg guests on 1.
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