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Maitreya premiere new single Departed

Maitreya premiere new single Departed

Hailing from Oshawa, Canada, Maitreya is excited to announce their upcoming sophomore album “Hyper Reels”, slated for release on June 25, 2021. Today, they are premiering the second single ‘Departed’ exclusively here on the Progspace.

This new album boasts a higher degree of musical complexity, filthy breakdowns and a wider range on the vocals ebbing from melodic cleans into sustained growls set to a whirlwind of complicated riffs. Maitreya comments on the single:

“Departed is the most complex and exploratory song on the record. It showcases an evolving and progressive song structure illustrating our signature bag of tricks; frenetic riffs, operatic layered vocals, crushing breakdowns, and dense textures. Lyrically the song borrows concepts from AI fiction (Westworld, The Matrix and Blade Runner) that explore the nature of consciousness, intelligence, and reincarnation.”

Not for the faint of heart, Maitreya’s music is a heavily layered listening experience, a cacophony of styles, merging together to create an intense wall of sound that forces you to pay attention to all the subliminal notes and tempo changes.

Maitreya – Departed (click here if the video doesn’t play)

A barrage of complexity intertwined with melody awaits fans, highly recommended for fans of The Contortionist, Between the Buried and Me and Protest the Hero.

The full album “Hyper Reels” is out on June 25, 2021.
Pre-save the album here:

Album and Live Band Line Up:
Matt McCabe – Guitar
Steve McMillan – Drums
Matt Cutrara – Vocals
Lyam Morrison – Bass
Mark Wylie – Guitar

Maitreya band photo 2020 web

Follow Maitreya here:
Maitreya YouTube channel
Maitreya on Facebook
Maitreya on Instagram
Maitreya on Spotify
Maitreya on Bandcamp

About the Author


Co-Founder of The Progspace - Dario discovered the world of Prog upon hearing "Shine on you crazy diamond" for the first time at the tender age of 12 around the turn of the millennium. Coming from a musical family and brought up with classical music, this seemed to be the logical next step. Attended the school of from 2002, delving into both directions: catching up with the history of already more than 30 years of progressive music as well as always staying up to date with the newest prog sounds. He loves meeting like-minded people and enjoying live music at a concert somewhere in Europe.

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