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It’s quite short and lightweight, but it sets the tone for the “Avant-Garde Death/Math Metal” record. Coma Cluster Void have been lurking on forums and facebook groups for a while now, and I’m really excited to hear what they’re really up to. This trailer doesn’t satisfy my hunger, but at least it puts me in the mood.

The album will be released in 2015.

Posted by Dæv Tremblay.


Longtime MetalSucks reader and musical suggester Dan Wolfson emails us the following:


this band is getting me hyped as fuck

10 string guitar progressive death metal band with Mike DiSalvo from Cryptopsy and Will Smith from Artificial Brain on dual vocals. Only demos are up right now, but its going to be a fucking crusher.

Naturally the “10 string guitar” part caught our attention — what with all the recent brouhaha over nine-string guitars — but we were relieved to learn that Coma Cluster Void are no gimmick: this band is legit! And yes, before you ask, they actually use all ten of those strings… and deftly, I might add.

Check out their five demo tracks below, via the band’s Soundcloud. Coma Cluster Void summon death metal’s more experimental, visceral side — think Ulcerate, Nero di Marte, Dysrhythmia, or even Portal on one of their more coherent days —  for a challenging listen that’s got just the right of songwriting glue holding it all together. None of these tracks — some of which are just basic song ideas — have any vocals, but the band’s Facebook pageconfirms the participation of Mike DiSalvo and Will Smith, both of whom make a whole lot of sense for a band like this.

That 10-string guitar was made by Agile Guitars, for those wondering.



Coma Cluster Void, featuring vocalists Mike DiSalvo from Cryptopsy and Will Smith from Artificial Brain among several other musicians, use 10-string guitars and the result is surprisingly not garbage! It'll be really interesting to hear what the band puts out as a final product once things are all said and done, as right now there are only demos to go off of… but still, they are some sweet, sweet demos.

Thanks MetalSucks readers for pointing this one out!



You know, usually if there were a new band featuring Mike DiSalvo from Cryptopsy and Will Smith from Artificial Brain I’d just be stoked on the music. But the band is partially earning notoriety because they utilize 10, yes 10-string guitars. And they use them well! Like, every string is played repeatedly, and the high ones as often as the low ones.

So maybe I shouldn’t even bring up the extra extended-range guitars (by Agile) in the first place? Am I just fanning the flames? Yeah, maybe, but I figure someone is going to point them out so I may as well just turn into the skid.

The good news though: this is about it. We really can’t tune any lower and make notes of any musical use. Sure you may find 20 strings on a Warr Guitar or Chapman Stick but those are just redundant sets for two-handed tapping. So really it’s good news all around because DiSalvo and Smith’s band, who are named Coma Cluster Void by the way (no relation to Candiria), are pretty damn good. And the extended-range manifest destiny has been fully realized. Win/win.

Posted by Chris Alfano on December 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm