Los Angeles death metal unit The Zenith Passage – which features within its ranks current and former members of The Faceless, Fallujah and All Shall Perish – will unleash a long-awaited debut full-length on April 15th via Unique Leader Records.
Titled “Solipsist,” the ten-track offering was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Zack Ohren (Animosity, Suffocation, All Shall Perish et al) at Castle Ultimate Productions with additional engineering by TZP guitarist Justin McKinney and Michael Keene (The Faceless) at Keene Machine Studios.
Across forty minutes of music, “The Zenith Passage” examines the idea of solipsism, a philosophical theory that the self is all that can be known to exist, anything else outside of one’s own mind is uncertain.
“Solipsist” includes a guest vocal appearance by Fallujah’s Alex Hofmann, a guitar solo by Wes Hauch (ex-The Faceless) who also co-wrote a portion of seventh cut, “Hypnagogia,” a synth solo by Vikram Shankar and cover art by Ken Sarafin (Skinless, The Kennedy Veil, Archspire et al). The track listing is:
1. Holographic Principle I: Emergence
2. Holographic Principle II: Convergence
3. Simulated Reality
4. Deus Deceptor
5. The Dissension Consensus
8. Metaphysical Solipsism
9. The Tenebrous Veil
10. Luminary Singularity