August 25, 2022

Void Chapter returns with one of their most menacing tracks to date. Phobia follows the events described in A Thousand Cries, this time from the point of view of the AI. As most of humanity is fearful of these creatures that spring out of the earth and take them and their loved ones in the night, these soulless machines show no mercy in abducting their prey for their own collective will. Featuring an ominous atmosphere emphasized by synthesizers, and fast rhythms, the track is a metal fusion of rock, industrial, and djent that fuels a sense of urgency as the guitars and distorted vocals ruthlessly and brutally hammer the point home. There is no escape. 

“Mechanical, threatening, and dynamic, Phobia employs low tuned metal guitars, punchy drums, and electronics seemingly designed by an evil horde of artificial intelligence,” states Void Chapter. “The only lyrics are a menacing chant, recited by the primary protagonist in Void Chapter‘s universe of The Sprawl.”

The origins of Void Chapter can be traced back to 2006 during the Take It And Break It remix competition for Celldweller, which served as a catalyst for the members’ individual careers. Brian and Otto met in the remix community and discovered they had an affinity for heavy music, synthesizers, and sound design. They would work on many projects together throughout the years and even land a few major movie trailers and tv placements with their music.

Otto was also very involved in the Propellerhead Reason Community, where he met Adam, who enthusiastically shared similar interests with the other two. It wasn’t long before the three started making music collectively for trailer and production libraries.

Over time, the collective became an outlet to create original artist material, complete with its own universe and lore. This was the beginning of Void Chapter, and the inception of a world made complete with music, sound design, and story-telling. The Sprawl, written by Adam, tells of a dystopian refuge decimated by corruption and war, and seemingly eternal hardship. The Uprising, written by Brian and Otto, is the soundtrack to the war itself, and the conflict between nefarious kings and their consequential resistance. 

Today, Void Chapter is a powerhouse of three talented producers coming together with the purpose of creating intense, concept-driven, genre-bending music with corresponding world-building and narrative. A new, full-length album is currently being produced by Void Chapter and is slated to be released in late 2022.