Termina, the band featuring YouTubers Andy Cizek (also of Monuments, etc.) and Nik Nocturnal, have premiered a new song titled “Fade Away.” This track is from their new album “Dysphoria,” which will be released on April 9.
“‘Fade Away’ is an exaggerated metaphor for the toxic power struggle in an unhealthy relationship. I wrote it from two perspectives to be able to fully plumb the depth of darkness from each. On one hand, you have an emotional hostage: trapped yet unable to cry out for help because every move is watched, leading to crippling isolation and loneliness. On the other hand, you’ve got a controlling and sadistic entity who torments and thrives on taking away their counterpart’s self worth through mind games and manipulation.”
“Despite its depressing name, ‘Dysphoria’ is a triumphant moment in both mine and Andy’s lives. Modern metal as a subgenre is hardly metal and hardly modern. We wanted to take modern metal as a descriptor of more recent innovations — metalcore, deathcore, post-hardcore and djent — and blend them. We can go from from brutally destructive breakdowns to ethereal soundscapes, with everything from driving riffs and soaring solos in between. It’s the cohesive package we’ve been building Termina toward since forming over the internet back in 2018.”