Los Angeles, CA July 20, 2018 — US-based artist Phideaux Xavier makes his long-awaited return from a seven-year hiatus with Infernal. The much-anticipated release is a double album of fear, terror, and perhaps a ray of hope that will finally see the light of day on September 9, 2018.
Phideaux is an art rock band that specializes in melodic, eclectic music. The band is centered around several childhood friendships and the music of Phideaux Xavier. They proudly wear their influences on their sleeves, they search for unique combinations of sounds and textures, creating albums that they hope will lure you on a surprising sonic trip. They love classic guitar, quirky keyboards, beautiful vocals, heavy drums and occasional musical trickery; tragic, doomy, serious, silly, pretentious songs that you can hum! Each of their albums presents a different side, a separate piece of the puzzle, but they all contain soundscapes for those who love to listen beneath the surface.
Infernal will be available in double red vinyl as well as 2 CDs in a gatefold mini-LP format.
Infernal is the final installment of Phideaux’s trilogy of albums that began in 2006 with The Great Leap.
The second installment, Doomsday Afternoon, was a bombastic and complex opus, utilizing a 12 piece section of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra among a bevy of other musicians, old and new. Released in 2007, Doomsday garnered the attention of the progressive rock communities in the US and Europe. The many accolades and increasing interest led to invitations for Phideaux to play various festivals, including England’s own Summers End.
While Phideaux has released other albums since Doomsday Afternoon (Seven, Snowtorch), Infernal returns to the stunning artwork and musical DNA from which the first two albums in the trilogy were created. The singular “eco-terror tale” continues with Infernal. Cryptic, melodic, mysterious and frightening, this new release is all one might hope to find within Phideaux’s new double creation. Infernal is “the end we saw begin”. At last.
Meanwhile, Phideux has released an EP “we only have eyes for you”
This is the first new release from Phideaux for several years, this EP introduces some tracks from the upcoming “Infernal” and presents alternate versions, unreleased material and a live track for good measure. .