Guitarist Ray Suhy of the bands Six Feet Under (Metal Blade Records), Cannabis Corpse (Season Of Mist) and ex-East Of The Wall is set to release "Fulmination", his first release since 2015's critically well received fusion record "Tessellations". Suhy returns this time with an explosive, instrumental metal E.P. "Fulmination" will be released June 16th via Cessation Engine Records. Watch a trailer for the EP featuring new music HERE.
Suhy explains how "Fulmination" came to be:
" "Fulmination" has been a long time in the making. Creating an instrumental guitar record that was riff heavy and had interesting melodies and solo sections has been in the back of my mind for about 7 years now.
The drums, which were performed by 19-year-old Victor Montanaro, had been sitting on my hard drive for about two years. Victor was perfect for this project. He was easily able to navigate all the shifting time signatures and adapt my programmed drums into his own parts. During some down time after recording the new Cannabis Corpse record and between Six Feet Under tours I decided to finish this thing up.
The meaning of "Fulmination" is "an expression of vehement protest" or "a violent explosion". I felt it was the perfect title for the song and the E.P. overall. I use music to express the many things I feel each day and sometimes that expression is an angry and violent one when I'm trying to process all of the insane things that are happening in the world today. As artists, we can either let what's happening around us be very upsetting and stifling to our creativity or we can flip that around and use that energy in a cathartic and positive way. "Fulmination" was a great for me in that way"
More On Victor Montanaro: Victor Montanaro started playing drums at age 11 and has been studying under Shadow Gallery drummer Joe Nevolo since age 17. He also studied music theory, composition, and improvisation with former Berklee College of Music professor Chris Buono. Victor cites Mike Portnoy, Mike Mangini, and Neil Peart (Rush) as his top drumming influences. "Fulmination" is Victor's first time on a release.