SPACE OF VARIATIONS – Imago – Release: 23.09.22

Unstoppable Ukrainian metalcore unit SPACE OF VARIATIONS ascend to the next level of mind-bending modern metal on their upcoming, in-your-face full-length, IMAGO, out September 23, 2022. Following their 2019 Napalm Records debut, the XXXXX EP, the unbridled outfit breaks new ground and transcends all expectations with their exciting and undeniably fresh second studio album. IMAGO’s multifaceted, cathartic delivery seamlessly mixes gut-punching hardcore riffs and catastrophic breakdowns with colorful electronics, brutalizing vocals and, at times, trance-like synth – exploring elements of djent, hip-hop and even hyperpop influence along the way. The album’s addictively erratic, emotive atmosphere echoes their spontaneous live performance; having previously toured with modern metal giants JINJER, the four-piece relentlessly smashed European stages while captivating each listener with futuristic stylings reverberating the likes of Bring Me The HorizonArchitectsNorma Jean and LANDMVRKS.

Furiously crashing opener “SOMEONE ELSE” sets free the uncompromising spirit of SPACE OF VARIATIONS – instantly breaking down genres and placing a forceful exclamation mark at the start with smashing instrumentation and a feverish vocal and lyrical assault by Dmytro Kozhukhar and Olexii Zatserkovnyi. Devastatingly heavy “1M followers” takes no prisoners from the first second and features a hefty appearance from former Asking Alexandria vocalist Denis Stoff, resulting in a fearless, addictive metalcore banger. Tracks like eponymous “IMAGO” and intense mid-tempo “serial killer” emphasize the multifaceted nature of SPACE OF VARIATIONS with sporadically scaled-back instrumentation and emotion turned to 10. On the contrary, previously released penultimate post-hardcore dystopia “Ultrabeat” delivers bone-crushing beats and is by far no stranger to the band’s devotees. Closing with an insane verse from Ukrainian rap sensation ALYONA ALYONA, the track undeniably marks a milestone in the unit’s soon-to-be revered history while representing the seething desire to expand all limits of songwriting and creativity. This mindset embodies SPACE OF VARIATIONS and their sonically boggling ode to the future, IMAGO.

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SPACE OF VARIATIONS sprengt die Grenzen des modernen Metals mit IMAGO! 

29.09.22 HU – Budapest / Dürer Kert
30.09.22 AT – Gleisdorf / Kulturkeller
01.10.22 SVN – Ljubljana / Orto Bar
02.10.22 IT – Vicenza / Bocciodromo
03.10.22 CH – Aarau / KiFF
04.10.22 FR – France Paris / Gibus
05.10.22 UK – Southampton / The Joiners
06.10.22 UK – London / New Cross Inn
07.10.22 UK – Manchester / Rebellion
08.10.22 UK – Leeds / The Key Club
09.10.22 UK – Glasgow / Audio
10.10.22 UK – Bristol / The Exchange
12.10.22 DE – Karlsruhe / Die Stadtmitte
13.10.22 DE – Trier / Mergener Hof
14.10.22 BE – Antwerp / JC Bouckenborgh
15.10.22 NL –  Alkmaar / Hal25
16.10.22 DE – Cologne / MTC
17.10.22 DE – Hannover / Béi Chéz Heinz
18.10.22 DE – Berlin / Privatclub
19.10.22 DE – Munich / Feierwerk
20.10.22 CZ – Prague / Rock Cafe
21.10.22 DE – Dresden / Club Puschkin
22.10.22 DE – Erfurt / Engelsburg

Dima Kozhuhar – Vocals
Alex Zatserkovny – Guitar/Vocals
Anton Kasatkin – Bass
Tima Kasatkin – Drums

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