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Canada’s MAUDIIR Unleashes Riff Driven Blackened Thrash Single “Toxic Cloud”
New EP “Soliloque” Out April 2023
Maudiir is a one-man project that started from a need to be independent and produce music at a pace that F. alone decides. Over the years, that freedom has come to be quite fulfilling for him, he moves forward in the direction he wants and follows his creative desires to produce his signature blend of blackened thrash metal. Thus far, Maudiir has released two EPs and a third “Soliloque” is on the horizon. The riff-driven EP has already been introduced with the single “L’Éloge du Cuivre” and the momentum is continued with the single “Toxic Cloud”.
“Toxic Cloud” starts off with a classic metal/almost hard rock feel, then goes into a black metal frenzy with a very epic ending. Generally, Maudiir is inspired by what is going on in the world; politics, religion, consumer society, and environment, true to those themes, the single is about the Bhopal disaster in India. Maudiir shares his thoughts on the upcoming EP:
“It is a riff-driven EP with big bass grooves and corrosive vocals raging on environmental issues, mixing thrash metal, black metal, and progressive elements, giving it a unique sound and feel. Honestly, when I’m working on an EP, I pretty much let the songs come as they are without trying to force a style or recipe. Nothing is really planned. I think the vocals are the glue to what I do; it’s the sound of my voice that makes MAUDIIIR, like it or not.”
Everything in Maudiir is done by F. Every song on “Soliloque” started on guitar, then drums were added, followed by bass and vocals. One song is worked on at a time, from start to finish before a second one is started. Also, in order to be more fluid and closer to a one-take feel, this EP was rehearsed a lot more before tracking than previous EPs, and same with the vocals. These small changes keep things interesting for Maudiir.
With inspiration such as the first Emperor album, a lot of Mayhem records, and pretty much everything Satyricon has done, Maudiir is recommended for fans of Ihsahn, Carcass, and Darkthrone.
Listen to “Toxic Cloud” via ThisIsBlackMetal YouTube channel – https://youtu.be/-AWWtV7fPpE
“Soliloque” is due out on April 7th and is available for pre-order at https://maudiir.bandcamp.com.
Previous Single – L’Éloge du Cuivre – https://youtu.be/S7XLDuUngN8
1. Toxic Cloud (5 :24)
2. L’Éloge du Cuivre (5 :02)
3. Residue (4 :30)
4. Regarde au Ciel (4:41)
5. CH4 (5:44)
EP Length: 25:24
About: Maudiir, coming from the underbelly of Montreal, Quebec, Canada is an outlet for observations on obedience and industrialization riddled with man-made waste. With 80s heavy metal influences alongside black metal and punk, Maudiir is unique in sound; hauntingly dark while being corrosive and galloping.
Maudiir is a one-man black/prog/thrash metal project that formed to be musically independent. Starting with guitar, F. works his way through each sullen track, adding drums, recording all the colorations and textures of the guitars, adding bass, and finally writing the words, very often at the same time they are being recorded.
The pessimistic aura of the music combines with lyrics about consumer society, religion, science going awry, addiction to technology, and environmental decay.
Maudiir released the debut EP “Le Temps Peste” in February 2020 and a year later unleashed the follow-up “La Part du Diable” in 2021.
Now in 2023, two years after the sophomore record, Maudiir returns with the third offering “Soliloque”, an intense and aggressive five-track record built on thrash metal foundations, flirting with prog and melodic tendencies.
“It’s not a linear EP; certainly not the same song repeated again and again. Open-minded people, step in. Those who have heard my past EPs will notice ‘Soliloque’ is different than ‘La Part du Diable’, which was also different than ‘Le Temps Peste’. I like to think that the overall production is getting better with every release. I don’t want to repeat myself or focus on some kind of recipe. The overall sound of ‘Soliloque’ is very different from ‘La Part du Diable’; different guitar, bass, and drum sounds. I also used less effect on the vocals, a more in-your-face approach. One song was recorded with a 7-string guitar, I dabbled with some slide guitar on another… Trying new stuff. I particularly like the bass sound that cuts through really well. Being primarily a guitar player, I‘ve really come to enjoy giving a lot of space to the bass guitar in my music. It’s the instrument that I have the most pleasure recording.” adds Maudiir.
“Soliloque” is due out April 7, 2023.
F. (ex-Deeply Confused, Tears for the Dead Gods) is also currently leading prog/thrash metal outfit Trinity Blast.
Maudiir is F.
2023 – Soliloque (EP)
2021 – La Part du Diable (EP)
2020 – Le Temps Peste (EP)
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“The song (L’Éloge du Cuivre) is well-calculated to get the listener’s pulse jumping right away. The drums infectiously pop. The riff (tuned to a mangling tone) comes in bursts, and so does the growling bass. Having accomplished that feat, things get more vicious as the guitar feverishly jitters and writhes, the words come in a torrent of rabid screams, and the drums hammer with a will. Although the riffing continues to change, becoming more searing and deranged, and also more frantically jolting, the song’s mad rhythmic pulse remains vivid, continuing to punch and drive even when a head-spinning guitar solo seizes attention. Both the drumming and the mercurial bass maneuvers (which are pleasingly prominent) ensure that listeners’ limbs and heads will keep bobbing and pumping straight through the song’s furious finale.” – No Clean Singing
“Maudiir are a blackened thrash metal band from Montreal, Québec. They’re putting out a new album on April 7 called Soliloque, and the first single, “L’Éloge du Cuivre,” is available on their Bandcamp right now. Break out your French knowledge for this one. It’s a pummeling metal track but one not without its share of punk influence an the chords pound in a fiery fury. That guitar definitely has one foot in punk and one in metal, while the drummer keeps up a fairly simple nu metal beat. It’s got a great edge to it without just getting lost in how hard and heavy it is.” – New Noise Magazine
Written by: Road Dog
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