Chilean Progressive Rocker Bauda will unleash their 3rd full-length Sporelights in October via Temple of Torturous Records from Sweden.
Initially founded as a solo project by guitarist/vocalist/chief-lyricist-songwriter César Márquez in 2006, Bauda takes their influence, both musically and lyrically, from the great landscapes of their
homeland Chile to create some mesmerising music that merges beautiful progressive melodies with dark cinematic ambiences.
Márquez have previously recorded an EP entitled “Del Mar Al Aire” in 2006 and a full-length album “Oniirica” in 2009 with the help of session musicians.
It was only in 2012 that Bauda have grown into a fully lined-up group, when Márquez recruited Nikolas Recabarren for drums and Juan Díaz for bass guitar, who proved to be the exact components needed to create the power and beauty behind second full-length “Euphoria… Of Flesh, Men and the Great Escape” (which The Metal Observer commented “ Imagine a mash up utilizing the acoustic guitar lines of Opeth, the vocal styling of Porcupine Tree, clean shoegaze and post-rock influences and the doomy yet rock infused atmospheres of later period Katatonia combined with a persistently impressive yet never overbearing rhythm section.").
In 2013, Edgardo González joined the band as keyboard player and the band started working on new songs to include in a new full-length album.
The band’s next step was inviting René Rutten from Dutch alternative rock band The Gathering to produce their new album “Sporelights”, and the result of this wonderfully collaborative effort that lasted for nearly two years, is an astonishing seven-song album that once again confirms their flexibility and talent for crafting powerful, intimate and poignant music.
Revolving around the perpetual struggles of men against the enslaving nature of modern societies, this new effort displays a powerful and dynamic progressive rock, which paired with beautiful, dramatic orchestral ambiences create a majestic record that is so compelling it lures you deeper and deeper with each repeated listen.
Representing a confident progression from its predecessor “Euphoria…”, “Sporelights” may prove to be another career highlight for this still evolving group from Santiago de Chile.
Today, Bauda have teamed up with Prog Magazine for an exclusive premiere of the band’s new music video for the closing track “Dawn of Ages”, what it now here:
Guitarist/vocalist César Márquez offered the following comments on the music video: “The concept behind “Dawn of Ages” is loneliness and how we are trapped in these modern and chaotic societies. It’s a song about our routines, about our quotidian, but with the hope of improving "something" and assuming your own path in this world.”
SPORELIGHTS will be released by Temple of Torturous in digital format and limited digipack CD on October 19th in EU and on November 3rd in the States, a limited deluxe vinyl package will be available later this year as well.
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