From Rush to Voivod, the Science-Fantasy album has long been an integral part of the heavy metal cannon; now; carrying this proud tradition into the 21st century is XAEL.
Founded by Nassaru of Rapheumets Well/Enthean as well as Sorgiem “Daniel Presnell,” Tuurm “Alex Rush” from Enthean, and Xolotl “Fernando Ortega” and featuring various guest artists, XAEL is influenced by Septic Flesh, Iron Maiden, Augury, Wardruna and Fleshgod Apocalypse, vocalist / guitarist / studio drummer Nassaru describes the band's music as “a thought provoking metal journey.”
Making their mark with the premiere of their debut video "Apathy of The Immortal" exclusively on NoCleanSinging.com, the band offers a visually capturing representation of their extreme music and sci-fi storytelling.
The band comments: "This is the first in our series of videos to come that take place on this foreign planet. This was a community effort, with an artist from our local scene coming together to make this video happen. We are wanting to both represent musically as well as visually our story, which is both science fantasy based as well as relatable to our journey to understand ourselves. Apathy of the Immortal takes place a bit into the story. The immortal wayfarer, after venturing to this hostile planet finds himself burdened by his past and the degrading endeavors of sentient life. Accompanied by the "Watchers of Xan" a resistance group on Tymeer, he finds that his body regenerates time after time, but his mental capacity for coping with this lengthen life span is diminishing, causing him to have disassociation and hallucinations. One such hallucination is seeing a demonic apparition of "Time" and its acolyte "Decay". For time cannot touch the wayfarer, it taunts him with its ability to take away the world around him. This song is a reflection of the fear of what the future holds and our control over such events."
Watch "Apathy of The Immortal" at the following link: http://www.nocleansinging.com/2017/12/20/an-ncs-video-premiere-xael-apathy-of-the-immortal/.