Voidchaser, the progressive metal ensemble based in Montreal and Stockholm, has unveiled their debut EP, “Odyssey,” immersing listeners in an amalgamaCon of metal genres set against an expansive sci-fi backdrop. Influenced by luminaries like Opeth, Dream Theater, Between the Buried and Me, and Haken, Voidchaser showcases a musical experience that defies convenConal categorizaCon. Comprised of Chad Bernatchez, Jeffrey Lehberg, Jici LG, and Andre OuelleVe, the band seamlessly blends intricate composiCons, heavy riffs, ethereal melodies, and a rich narraCve throughout the EP. Exploring themes of interstellar love and tyrannic power, Voidchaser adeptly navigates between heavy, melodic, and atmospheric elements, capturing the essence of a cosmic odyssey.

Chad Bernatchez (vocals, rhythm guitar, back vocals), Jeffrey Lehberg (lead guitar), Jici LG (bass, synth, back vocals), and Andre OuelleVe (drums) contribute to the EP, featuring lyrics by Chad Bernatchez and collaboraCve music creaCon. Jici LG manages the recording and mixing, with mastering expertly handled by Benoit Fecteau of 630 Mastering.

The EP commences with the evocaCve “X-167493,” where a lost radio transmission unveils a narraCve of a rebel spacecra_ evading pursuit by a tyrannical force. Following is the impac`ul single, “Tyrant,” which delves into themes of autocracy and emancipaCon, seang the stage with commanding vocals, intricate instrumentals, and a profound narraCve. The 8:56-minute opus, “Far Away,” explores interstellar love and rebellion, again offering a dynamic fusion of heavy riffs, compelling lyrics, and a capCvaCng storyline. The EP concludes with the poignant “Crusader,” delving into the consequences of fighCng for one’s beliefs, leaving an indelible mark.

“Odyssey” is now accessible on major streaming pla`orms, beckoning listeners to embark on Voidchaser’s progressive metal odyssey that challenges and redefines the genre’s boundaries.