Arcane Fusion – New album by Shadow Assembly

Gothic Rock recording collective, Shadow Assembly, will release a full-length, sophomore album entitled Arcane Fusion, on 10/31/2020. It features multi-instrumentalist, Michael Louis of Chronic Twilight, as songwriter, and producer to 10 new songs.

Unlike the debut, self-entitled album, Brandon Pybus of Sonsombre won’t be the only vocalist/lyricist featured on arcane fusion. Louis wanted to branch out and co-write with some of his favorite vocalists in the global, Gothic/Darkwave scene. In addition to a collaboration with Pybus on the album’s leading track, “Beneath the Rows,” the album will feature songs co-written by Louis and  Nino Sable of Aeon Sable, Ariel Maniki of Ariel Maniki and the Black Halos, vISION of Tragic Black, and Sustained, Marselle Hodges of The Blue Hour, Ken Magerman of Amaranth, and Andrey Agapitov of Raven Said.

“Plaything,” (written by Louis and Hodges) will be the first video from Arcane Fusion released on YouTube, Friday 9/25/2020. The video was produced by Hodges and features both her and Louis slathered in gorgeous hues, and cutting edge effects.
Pre-Orders for Arcane Fusion will begin on 10/17/2020 on all online
digital music stores.
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Shadow Assembly is a newly formed Gothic Rock recording project made up of Brandon Pybus (vocals, synthesizer) of Sonsombre, and Michael Louis (guitar, bass, drums, synthesizer) of Chronic Twilight.  The resulting sounds are pure Gothic Rock with of the most sinister variety.

Both headstrong songwriters in the Gothic genre, the pair wanted to challenge and expand on what they do best, individually.  Louis’ artistic gratification comes from concentrating solely on writing, recording, and producing instrumental tracks, while Pybus earnestly attends to lyrics, vocals, and mixing.

Sonsombre broke onto the scene in the second half of 2018 with its debut album, A Funeral For The Sun, later to be released by Post Gothic Records.   Pybus’ dramatic vocal style has been well received in the Gothic community.  With A Funeral… and the newly released sophomore album “The Veils of Ending” selling well and generating an underground buzz, it is the same dedication to quality, and all things Goth, that Pybus brings to Shadow Assembly.

Chronic Twilight has been making a name for itself since 2017, now with 3 releases to its’ credit (two of which are on Wave Records), and several videos.  Louis’ musical influences span Glitter Rock, Punk, Ambient, Goth, Progressive, and Americana, which are evident in his songwriting.  Fans of both Chronic Twilight and Sonsombre are sure to enjoy hearing the musical melting pot transpire in Shadow Assembly’s upcoming debut single, Black Shadow of Me. | @ChronicTwilight | @Sonsombre