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|Studio album by MaYaN|
|Released||January 31, 2014|
|Recorded||2013 at Sandlane Recording Facilities, Rijen, the Netherlands|
Melodic death metal
|Producer||Joost van den Broek|
Antagonise is the second album by Dutch metal supergroup MaYaN. It was released on January 31, 2014. The 11-song CD, recorded at the Sandlane studio with producer Joost van den Broek (ReVamp, Stream of Passion), features guest appearances by Floor Jansen (After Forever, ReVamp), and future band member Marcela Bovio (Stream of Passion).
The cover artwork for "Antagonise" was created by Stefan Heilemann, who previously worked on MaYaN's debut album, Quarterpast.
Comments Mark Jansen: "It is based on the lyrics for 'Antagonise'." "Stefan doesn't need any directions; he reads the lyrics and comes up with a phenomenal piece of art. That's why we love working with this guy!" "When Snowden revealed the information about the mass electronic surveillance data mining program called Prism, what quite some people already thought became a proven fact. We all have been spied on for many years and all our data has been backed up and safely stored. It can be used any time it's needed. All of this in the name of 'war against terrorism,' which, in fact, basically is a cover-up and a way to bring fear to people in order to get them under control. This trick has already been used many times in the past. History just keeps repeating itself." "The media were covering the story, but politicians around the world, and in Europe in particular, didn't know how to react and remained silent. America is an ally, and not just a little one." "Since it became clear that the NSA (and let's not forget about their British partners in crime of the GCHQ) have also been spying on many world leaders, things have changed. Now it's finally all over the news!" "Is this the beginning of a turning point in history? Or will we allow a small group of elites to take all our freedom away for their own benefits?" "The constitution, the basis of our democracy, is not being respected." "Don't get yourself fooled, this is not in our interest." "If you want to see the truth, you'll see the truth." "We are what we eat!? A bunch of chickens, imprisoned and fully under control with no freedom whatsoever. This is what we will possibly become. If we let it all just happen..." "George Orwell, eat your heart out."
All lyrics written by Mark Jansen except "Insano" by Laura Macrì; all music composed by Jansen, Frank Schiphorst, and Jack Driessen, except "Descry" by Driessen, "Bloodline Forfeit" by Jansen, Schiphorst, Driessen, and Rob van der Loo, and "Devil In Disguise" by Jansen, Schiphorst, Driessen, and Sander Gommans.
|1.||"Descry" (Bonus track)||2:14|
|3.||"Burn Your Witches"||5:39|
|4.||"Redemption" (The Democracy Illusion)||6:07|
|5.||"Paladins of Deceit" (National Security Extremism - Part 1)||6:16|
|7.||"Devil in Disguise"||4:59|
|10.||"Enemies of Freedom"||7:09|
|12.||"Faceless Spies" (National Security Extremism - Part 2)||8:09|
- Band members
- Mark Jansen - death growls, screams and orchestration (Epica, ex-After Forever)
- Henning Basse - vocals (Hypnoside, ex-Errantry, ex-Metalium, ex-Bourbon Street, ex-Brainstorm (live), ex-Sons of Seasons, ex-Firewind (live), ex-Gamma Ray (live))
- Laura Macrì - vocals (div4s)
- Frank Schiphorst - guitars (ex-Symmetry, ex-Control Human Delete, ex-Enraged, ex-Prostitute Disfigurement)
- Rob van der Loo - bass (Epica, Freak Neil Inc., ex-Fifth, ex-Soulcatcher, ex-Form, ex-Delain, ex-Exivious, ex-Sun Caged, ex-Hubi Meisel, ex-Triple 7)
- Jack Driessen - keyboards, screams, orchestral arrangements (ex-After Forever)
- Ariën van Weesenbeek - drums, grunts (Down Till Dawn, Epica, HDK, ex-Edgecrusher, ex-Pandaemonium, ex-God Dethroned)
- Floor Jansen - lead vocals on tracks 3 & 4
- Marcela Bovio - lead vocals on tracks 2, 7 & 9, choir
- Dimitris Katsoulis - virtuoso violin
- on YouTube