Genre: Technical Progressive Death Metal
Ivan Milkovic – Fretless Bass
Gordan Vrbanec – Guitars
Ivan Breslauer – Guitars
Petar Babic – Drums
Products by Insolitvs
Cat. No.: CDINO001
Title: OP. 1
Genre: Tech-Death Metal
Song: Blue 5.30 (Op. 1, 2011)
Insolitvs is an instrumental quartet based in Varaždin, Croatia. Formed in 2006 by already prolific local musicians, the band played an array of shows in a short time, and gained both experience and influences, leaving their music to evolve by the day. In an effort to do things as they used to be done “back in the day”, Insolitvs decided to make their name on the road before recording yet another low-budget home-recorded demo. This finally led to the making of their first release – the CD “Op. I”.
Recorded in 2010 (recorded and engineered by Tomislav “Tompa” Novosel, mastered by Igor Malečić for Maisterwerk Productions), “Op. I” marks the highlight of their career so far. Combining relentless death metal with a wide range of genres – ranging from classical music, to latin, smooth-jazz, folk melodies etc – the four musicians have justified their road-reputation, and managed to capture on CD all the anger and the intensity that has become a trademark of their shows! Released in 2010 in Croatia by the band themselves, “Op. I” is now re-released through Layered Reality Productions, and available world-wide! Make sure to get yourself a copy, and to catch Insolitvs on the road!
With this line-up the band recorded their debut-album Hourglass in 2011. The sound they created with Hourglass is comprised of classical melodies, progressive rock elements and a dosage of technical, heavy metal infused with melodic vocals, grunts & growls. The dark, personal lyrics compliment the music, creating a haunting listening experience that will take the listener on a journey through the mind of the creator as well as his/her own. The album was released independently in May of 2012. The band was then struck by a set of losses that set-back their original plans for promotion and development. However they decided to soldier on. In the months that passed, the band got in touch with Layered Reality Productions who signed the band at the beginning of 2013.
So it is now, with the official release of their first album, that they are determined and ready to break musical barriers forever!