L-R – Nicolas Dumais (Bass/BackVocal) | Julien De Carufel (Drums) | Dany Duplessis (Singer/Screamer)
Stéphane Filion (Lead Guitarist) | Dany Soucy (Rhythm Guitarist/Ambiant Lead)
Photo Credit – Claude Prud’Homme – Studio-017
Trois-Rivieres, QC’s Nova Spei released their second album “Sequentis” in November 2021 via Quebec label Bam&Co-Heavy. The record has many messages, and their latest music video “La Proie”, translated to English, means The Prey and is a song that denounces and sensitizes in a clear and straightforward way that violence against women will not be tolerated.
The band comments:
“La Proie is the final chapter of a trilogy started by the song “Assez” and followed by “Sorcière”. This video talks about domestic violence against women who, too often, try to save a bad person who, in the end, does not want to change. The synopsis of this music video is Mr. Green is back home and turns against his wife who, after all these years, has tried everything to make him a better man.”
In addition to releasing the music video, Nova Spei has teamed up with the Trois-Rivieres, QC women’s shelter Maison Le Far and looking to raise $3000 in funds between November 2nd to the 25th to help the organization that aids women and children in the region who need a place to take refuge in the event of abuse and physical violence.
The final amount raised will be announced on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
For more info on Maison Le Far, please visit https://maisonlefar.ca.
Donations can be made at https://www.canadahelps.org/
The video for “La Proie” can be seen and heard via its premiere onTheCirclePit athttps://youtu.be/YHi8QTU5_Yc
Nova Spei is a francophone progressive metal band that was formed in 2012 by Dany Soucy (guitar) (Dook, Legion) and in 2014 Nicolas Dumais (bass) and Dany Duplessis (vocals) joined the lineup. Stéphane Filion (guitar) joined the band in August 2018 while Julien De Carufel (drums) arrived in August 2021. The band’s second album, “Sequentis”, was named in the top 10 of several media for the year 2021 and is nominated for Metal Album of the Year at the Alternative Music Gala independent of Quebec (GAMIQ) for 2022.
On “Sequentis”, a groovy undertone meets progressive, catchy riffs, compiled with aggressive vocals belting out the French lyrics. It’s accessible, but edgy enough to suit a discerning metalhead. It is heavier than their 2017 debut self-titled album, but will still be familiar to their current fans. They have a wide range of influences that combine to result in memorable, heavy music.
The djenty French metal is recommended for fans of Architects, Gojira, and Deftones.
“Sequentis” is now out via Bam&Co-Heavy. The album was written and produced by Nova Spei plus mixed and mastered by Anthony Chognard along with the album artwork done by Filip Ivanovic.
Album stream and download Novaspei.bandcamp.com, Spotify, Apple Music, Bam&Co.Heavy Online Store.
Music Video – “Sorcière” – https://youtu.be/KfPMCk2tj4I
Music Video – “Qui Sème Le Vent” – https://youtu.be/F8o8o9QYv70
Music Video – “Assez” – https://youtu.be/K1gm_Z0KCB0
1. Animal (3:36)
2. Génération Perdue (3:55)
3. Assez (3:25)
4. La Proie (5:07)
5. Sorcière (3:40)
6. Digitalisé (3:50)
7. Nouvel Espoir (4:07)
8. Damné (3:32)
9. Qui Sème Le Vent (3:40)
10. Tête Dure (3:26)
11. Mal Incarné (4:26)
12. Démocratie Bafouée (3:39)
Album Length: 46:26
Album and Live Band Line Up:
Dany Soucy (Rhythm Guitarist / Founder)
Dany Duplessis (Singer/Screamer)
Julien De Carufel (Drums)
Nicolas Dumais (Bass/Back Vocal)
Stéphane Filion (Lead Guitarist)
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“Une pièce qui a tout ce qui faut pour devenir un classique du métal québécois. Des phrases percutantes et pleine de sens sur une musique lourde à souhait.” – Ondes Chocs
“Nova Spei : Nouvel espoir sur la scène métallique au Québec” – Voir