MENDEL DISPLAYS HIS GUITAR PROWESS IN PLAYTHROUGH VIDEO FOR ‘VISIONS’
ALBUM NEOBLIVION OUT DECEMBER 15TH
More famously known as the previous guitarist in the band Aborted, Mendel Bij De Leij is now solely focusing on his new project that carries the name ‘Mendel’. Exercising his progressive prowess, Mendel displays severe shredding power and is looking to reignite his name as a musician and composer to watch in preparation for new material to be released in 2021. In addition to being a guitarist, he is otherwise recognised within the metal scene as a composer, and a mixing and mastering engineer. Following the release of his debut album Subliminal Colors in 2012, Mendel will be reissuing his renowned 2015 album Oblivion Under the name Neoblivion on December 15th 2020. The album has been remixed, remastered, revamped and has the addition now of added orchestration and flares to the production.
GENRE: PROGRESSIVE METAL
FFO – Angel Vivaldi, Dream Theater, Nevermore
Mendel says this about the album –
“Neoblivion is the album Oblivion reamped, remixed and remastered from the ground up + added orchestration and production fx. Neo is the Greek word for new, thus the wordplay Neoblivion. Oblivion one of the most varied albums I’ve made: It has catchy songs and long progressive songs that lets you go through a journey.
The main theme of the album is Interstellar space traveling, which you can feel through the music.”
Mendel has now revealed an impressive playthrough video for the revamped version of Visions and you can watch this now. The video premiered over at Metal Injection.
WATCH ‘VISIONS’ PLAYTHROUGH VIDEO
LISTEN ON SPOTIFY
Mendel says this about the track
“Visions is all about travel through different interstellar landscapes, the song is a journey through a colorful pallet of emotions.
Especially the mid-section orchestra build up is meant to feel like you’re traveling towards a goal with a final blast of revelations and fulfillment.
The main goal is to close your eyes as everything builds up and let your imagination go where it wants to go.”
Pre-order Neoblivion here: https://mendelian.bandcamp.com/
NEOBLIVION TRACK LIST
6. POLARIS (URSA MINOR)
7. OBLIVION PT1
8. OBLIVION PT 2
Neoblivion will be released independently on 15th December 2020 via all DSP’s and on Bandcamp.
Mendel bij de Leij, artist name; Mendel
Composer, Mixing/Mastering Engineer
Ex-Aborted guitarist from 2012-2018
Solo project started in 2012 with debut album Subliminal Colors,
Song “Horizon” from the album Oblivion (2015) has nearly 1.000.000 plays on Spotify.