Rising modern symphonic metal outfit AD INFINITUM are breaking in with their mesmerizing new single, “Seth”, exceeding all expectations and heating up the excitement for their electrifying new studio album, Chapter III – Downfall, out March 31 via Napalm Records, once more!
The new hit “Seth” creates a heavy presence with distorted guitars crushing a groovy riff, charging into a captivating chorus with Melissa Bonny at lead singing a beautifully triumphant melody. This song’s resounding modern sound and eerie ambience will have new fans turning heads, all emphasized by an accompanying bombastic video. “Seth” is now available on all streaming services worldwide!
As a Bass Magazine exclusive, Korbinian Benedict has filmed a bass play through of “Seth” to give an up close look at his playing on the track:
As Benedict states, “Playing and recording Seth is fun and demanding. It was important to put weight and heaviness into the riff while also not forgetting the chunky dead notes. For the verse and chorus I emphasized on keeping the bass line flowing and being the solid foundation of the band sound and groove. In the bridge/guitar solo I composed the bass part to be a counterpart to the guitar melody, accentuating the color of the chords with bigger intervals going up the neck ending on a high note in harmony with the guitar.”
The Bass is tuned half step down Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb.
For the studio and stage, Benedict’s bass gear is as follows:
My studio gear for Ad Infinitum:
Sandberg California 5 string bass
Moog Sub Phatty Synthesizer
Warm Audio WA73 Preamp
Universal Audio Apollo Interface
My live gear for Ad Infinitum:
Sandberg California 5 string bass
Music Man Sting Ray 5 string bass
Shure Wireless for Bass
Palmer DI Box
Darkglass B7k Ultra v2
Two Notes Torpedo C.A.B. M+ Speaker Simulation
Monster Patch Cables
Custom Ad Infinitum Plectrums
Hörluchs In Ears
Shure In Ear Wireless PSM300
Having crashed into the scene in 2020 and ascending ever since, AD INFINITUM‘s unique sound has spurred hits like “Marching on Versailles” and “Unstoppable”, garnering more than 2.8 million video views, each, to date.
AD INFINITUM on “Seth“:“Today we unveil one more piece of our upcoming album Chapter III – Downfall. A song about Seth, the god of chaos and destruction, about jealousy, ambition, betrayal, treason and illusions. And eventually about justice and resolution. All this served with heavy riffs and a beautiful video by Vincent De Fallois. Enjoy!”
Chapter III – Downfall bewitches with an innovative sound full of soaring melodic splendor juxtaposed against brooding, dark and even gothic heaviness. Exploring concepts of Ancient Egyptian history and mythology, AD INFINITUM melds a perfect balance of storytelling and technically sophisticated songwriting, spreading their wings in both areas of production and lyricism. Charging instrumentals, pounding drums, chunky, grooving riffs, mind-boggling solos and enchanting orchestrations build the band’s unique world of sound as frontwoman-to-watch Melissa Bonny’s soul-stirring cleans and haunting growls put her incredible vocal range on display – dropping jaws with each line.
Produced by AD INFINITUM and Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios, Chapter III – Downfall showcases that this up-and-coming quartet can effortlessly turn the genre upside down, gracing it with contemporary vibes without forgoing their signature metal origins, and thrilling all metal fans as they rise to the top!
- Eternal Rains
- Upside Down
- From The Ashes
- Somewhere Better
- The Underworld
- Under The Burning Skies
- Architect Of Paradise
- The Serpent’s Downfall
- New Dawn
- Legends (Featuring Chrigel Glanzmann)
AD INFINITUM are:
Melissa Bonny – Vocals
Adrian Thessenvitz – Guitars
Korbinian Benedict – Bass
Niklas Müller – Drums