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The Aphelion premieres music video for brand new single Deserter

The Aphelion premieres music video for brand new single Deserter

The Aphelion are a hard-hitting progressive metal band from Ottawa, Ontario who have been active since 2015. Members, Evan Haydon-Selkirk (lead vocals, bass guitar, keyboard), James Cabral (guitar, keyboard), Tyler Davis (guitar, backing vocals), and Nathanael Livingstone (drums, percussion) have crafted an image, sound, and musical bond on Canadian stages through nearly a decade of collaboration.

The sonic goal is one of innovation, dramatic flair, and emotional gravity, with unexpected shifts in genre to create contrast and bring levity. With upcoming double album “Nascence” and “Senescence”, The Aphelion are once again telling an album-spanning story inspired by philosophy and the human condition; a tradition that began with their 2018 release “The Labour Division”.

Today, the Canadian prog metal quartet unveils the very first glimpse into the world of “Nascence”/”Senescence” in the form of an exclusive music video premiere of the first single, ‘Deserter’!

“We are incredibly proud to announce the first single off of our new album “Nascence”. ‘Deserter’ was the obvious choice for a lead single; it’s a great cross-section of what the rest of the album has in store, and a barnstormer of a tune from the first second to the last.

We’ve been building towards this moment for a long five years. This project has been a labour of love for us all, and we’re so excited to finally be sharing the first piece of this two album spanning beast we’ve been toiling away on.”

About the creative process surrounding the music video, the band had the following to say:

“With this video we feel we’ve for the first time been able to capture the energy and heart of our live shows. It was a fantastic experience getting to work with the Dark Moon Productions team on this video! Joe and Lisa really brought the best out of us, we couldn’t be happier with the set and lights that Rob put together for us, and working with all of the super cool vintage synths was very exciting as long time gear nerds.”

This is Deserter:

The Aphelion – Deserter

“Nascence”, the first part of the two albums spanning concept, is scheduled for release on August 09, 2024.

Recorded at Wolf Lake Studios, Algonquin College studio, and Perihelion Recordings
Produced by Evan Haydon-Selkirk and Mike Bond
Mixed by Evan Haydon-Selkirk
Mastered by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street
Artwork by Alyssa Kusik
Video by Dark Moon Productions
Music by the Aphelion
Lyrics by Evan Haydon-Selkirk

The Aphelion 2024

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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