MaYaN - Unveil New Orchestral Album Details

Earlier this year, MaYaN launched a crowdfunding campaign for their ambitious third album so that they would be able to record with a live symphonic orchestra. Today, we find out a lot more about this new record. For the third time since their inception in 2010, the now 10 piece symphonic death metal band has joined forces for a new album, and their latest opus is called Dhyana, due out on September 21st, 2018 via Nuclear Blast Records, with pre-orders starting next month. See the album cover and first teaser below.

The collective that is MaYaN has always had a profound love for movie scores, so it comes as no surprise that the next step in the band's career was to record a new album with a live symphonic orchestra. Turning their vision into reality, a crowdfunding campaign was started early 2018 to fund the recording of MaYaN's 3rd album with a live orchestra. With the tremendous support of fans across the world, more than 40,000 were raised and the band could finally approach the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra to record their new album with them. Being one of the world's most renowned symphonic orchestras and famous for their work in cinematic features such as the "Star Wars" saga, "Hannibal" (2001) and "Arrival" (2016), as well as the orchestral parts of Dimmu Borgir's Death Cult Armageddon, they were the perfect choice to join forces with MaYaN to create the monumental sound landscape for Dhyana. The crowdfunding campaign packages also included an exclusive EP called Undercurrent.

Mastermind Mark Jansen states: "We have worked with all our energy, efforts and passion to create a remarkable album. Dhyana (which means the moment when the mind gets absorbed by the heart) makes us all very proud and we can't wait for it to be released. With the support of our loyal fans worldwide we were able to record the album with the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Because of this and also producer Joost van den Broek's know-how and enormous motivational drive we were able to meet the high standards of the best productions of today. It's needless to say that we are extremely excited!"

The concept of this third full-length release reflects on conceptual themes such as being self-aware of our thoughts and relinquishing our egos and self-conceited tendencies to finding out who we truly are.

Today, the band is giving fans an insight into the recording with the City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra in the first album teaser. Watch here to find out more.

The album Release Party will be held in De Helling, Utrecht (The Netherlands).

Band profile: MaYaN
Posted: 22.06.2018 by BloodTears


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22.06.2018 - 14:06
Nice but not oustanding either. I like listening to MaYan from times to times even though there not the best band around and I hope that this third album will prove at least as enjoyable as both previous. Was it better I would be even happier!
22.06.2018 - 20:53
The Shape 1973
That is a very Epica like album cover.
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22.06.2018 - 22:09
It sounds nice, but not that impressive as well. Not enough to judge the whole album ofc.

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