The ethereal Symphonic Progressive Metal project Valcata return with their powerful new single “Paralyzed.” Bringing together an array of talented musicians from across the globe, Valcata manifest an immense and enthralling sound.
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“This song is about how being a musician can sometimes be torturous and depressing, because there’s a climb to success that seems so insurmountable,” says composer Oha Cade.
“I’m sure not only musicians can relate to this, but anyone who has a dream or a goal and sometimes feels lost. Paralyzed is about a moment in time that many of us feel, where the future seems bleak. There is hope of course, and my hope is expressed in the creation of the song itself. I’m extremely grateful to have worked with the insanely talented musicians who have brought this song to life.”
Initially beginning as a Symphonic/Power Metal band based in Dublin, Ireland, Valcata now operates as a symphonic project led by Cade, who is now based in New York. The name Valcata is a combination of ‘falcata‘ (a type of ancient weapon) and Valhalla. 2019 saw the project’s self-titled debut full-length unleashed, followed by the single “Tower” in early 2021. Now in 2022, “Paralyzed” showcases Valcata‘s thriving collaborations and evolving compositions. Dark thundering rhythms burst into life accompanied by a delicate piano and eerie orchestration. Stefani Keogh‘s cleans soar above the metal instrumentation while Marcos L. Peñate‘s demonic harsh vocals bring a menacing impact.
From entwining melodies and soaring leads to dynamic percussion and technical elements, Valcata offer a thrilling experience of Symphonic Progressive Metal. “Paralyzed” is an enchanting addition to their spellbinding discography.
Stefani Keogh / Lead Clean, Backing Clean and Harsh
Marcos L. Peñate / Lead Harsh, Backing Clean
João Miguel / Guitars
Chris Kollias / Bass
Jonas Schütz / Drums
Nathaniel Wolkstein / Strings
Oha Cade / Synths