“Even with high hopes, I was not ready for this, possibly the most complete symphonic metal album I have ever had the pleasure of listening to.” (10/10 points)
POWERPLAY (UK), Mark Lacey
“A mind-blowing experience of cinematic, symphonic Death Metal, running the gamut from funereal beauty to sinister fury. A true symphonic Death Metal classic for the ages.”
OVERDRIVE (AUS), Lewis Allan
“A completely new standard in terms of symphonic (extreme) metal!”
LEGACY (D), Andreas Schiffmann
The day has come – Symphonic Death Metal collective MaYaN has released its epic third album ‘Dhyana.’ Together with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, the band recorded their spectacular full-length release, which reflects on conceptual themes such as self-awareness, relinquishing our ego and self-conceited tendencies to find out who we truly are.
In celebration of the new album, MaYaNhave released an official music video for Saints Don’t Die.
Singer Mark Jansen explains the background of the track: “Saints Don’t Die deals with wars being fought on the backs of young men and women, who are sent to battle and then suffer the consequences their entire life time, while the ‘Saints’ stay in their ivory towers, just pulling the strings.”
Get your copy of the jewelcase (incl. bonus instrumental CD in O-card), the black or the limited gold vinyl here now!
Be quick and don’t miss your chance to celebrate the release of ‘Dhyana’ together with the band on these three release shows in the Netherlands and Belgium:
21.09. NL Reuver – De Schakel (Try out show)
22.09. NL Utrecht – De Helling (Dutch release show)
23.09. B Chapelle-lez-Herlaimont – Le Cercle (Belgian release show)
16.-17.08. A Graz – Metal On The Hill Festival
In case you missed the first impressions of Dhyana, check them out here:
The current line-up of MaYaN reads as follows:
Mark Jansen, George Oosthoek | grunts
Henning Basse, Adam Denlinger | clean male vocals
Laura Macrì, Marcela Bovio | clean female vocals
Jack Driessen | synths, orchestral arrangements
Frank Schiphorst, Merel Bechtold, Arjan Rijnen, Jord Otto | guitars
Roel Käller | bass
Ariën van Weesenbeek | drums