Instrumental alternative rock phenomenon TRILOBEAT has signed a deal with Epictronic for the reissue of their masterpiece "Extinction Horizon", due for re-release on January 26, 2024.

Trilobeat is an emerging band based in Slovakia, which crosses borders with its new ambitious album and establishes cooperation with musicians all over the world. They create and perform genre-blending instrumental music supported by emotional visual projection. Their work has attracted music fans of prog-rock, nu-jazz, alternative, and even classical music.

The band’s second album, “Extinction Horizon” was released via the prestigious Slovak label Hevhetia and is being distributed worldwide by Epictronic. It boasts of a collaboration between both local and international talents featuring names such as Adam Holzman, keyboardist (Steven Wilson, Miles Davis, Trifecta), and David Kollar, guitarist (KOMARA, Steven Wilson, Erik Truffaz) in addition to the original line-up. The album is an impressive sound adventure, while their compositions combine variable electronic surfaces, a distinct piano sound, and a rough rock background. The outstanding world-class sound quality of the recording was created in cooperation with the multi-genre Toronto-based producer, Vlad Avy (Iamthemorning, Gleb Kolyadin).

Unlike their debut, in which they looked to the past, with the new album they decided to explore current themes that resonate among society. The album takes its name from the black ash line that signals the demise of civilization during archaeological excavations. Trilobeat offers a concept album that forms a unified musical narrative mapping the theme of the climate crisis and the fate of our civilization.

"When composing, we tried to answer a question that was crucial to us - can instrumental music be a messenger of powerful current scenarios?" explains composer and pianist Jakub Mikula. Based on the reactions so far, the answer seems to be yes. But what is even more important - Trilobeat with its new work has brought an incredibly varied mosaic of feelings from contemporary times, which despite its complexity is listened to with unprecedented pleasure and lightness.

The original line-up (Jakub Mikula - piano, Katarína Mikulová - flute and vocals, Norbert Neuschl - bass, Marek Sasko - drums) has been expanded on the new album to include guests from both the Slovak and the international scene. The key to the album is the collaboration with guitarist David Kollar, a unique music visionary from Slovakia, author of excellent albums, and collaborations with Steven Wilson, Erik Trufazz, Pat Mastelotto, and Marco Minnemann.

"Compared to the debut album, we experimented more with noises and field recordings, while also exploring a heavier sound. With some of the tracks we felt that David's tone and unique style of guitar playing would fit perfectly," explains Jakub, on the idea of approaching him. David ended up enriching three tracks on the album, with an epic solo enclosing the pilot single "The Red".
"We still can't quite believe that you're going to hear a keyboard solo from mastermind Adam Holzman on our new album," he continues. "This genius has been an integral part of the evolution of the jazz-fusion scene and has played alongside such greats as Miles Davis, Marcus Miller, and Michel Petrucciani. He has been a member of Steven Wilson's band since 2011 and has recorded several award-winning albums with him.” His solo on Moog synthesizer awaits you in the track “The Black".

Take a sneak peek at "Extinction Horizon" with this tantalizing teaser:


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