Manila born and bred progressive metal quintet ORCA has released the prologue of ‘The Invitation’, their darkest release both musically and lyrically, and is the first look at the band’s upcoming new album that is set to be released by the end of the year. The album will be a follow up to their two EPs Creation and Engender released in 2015 and 2017 respectively.
“This prologue is a salutation of ‘The Invitation’. It’s a subtle gesture of someone’s untimely departure. Everyone is suffering from a mental illness, one way or another. Neurosis, anxiety, and trauma. All cuddled up in a special room tucked inside the darkest corner of our mind.
Sometimes, this room is too much for us to handle, yet we function like there’s nothing wrong. This track is just an introduction of what lies beneath.
We’d like the listeners to feel and face the pain they’ve been suppressing because we can only survive pain if we recognize them head on.” – Zoren Fernandez, vocalist