“Antagonise”, the sophomore album from MAYAN — the band featuring EPICA guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst — was released on January 31 via Nuclear Blast Records. The 11-song CD, which was recorded at Sandlane studio with producer Joost Van Der Broek (REVAMP, STREAM OF PASSION), features guest appearances by Floor Jansen (NIGHTWISH, REVAMP), Marcela Bovio (STREAM OF PASSION) and the Greek virtuozo violinist Dimitris Katsoulis.
The cover artwork for “Antagonise” was created by Stefan Heilemann, who previously worked on MAYAN’s debut album, “Quarterpast”.
“Antagonise” track listing:
01. Bloodline Forfeit
02. Burn Your Witches
03. Redemption – The Democracy Illusion
04. Paladins Of Deceit – National Security Extremism Part 1
05. Lone Wolf
06. Devil In Disguise
08. Human Sacrifice
09. Enemies Of Freedom
10. Capital Punishment
11. Faceless Spies – National Security Extremism Part 2
The official lyric video for the song “Human Sacrifice” can be seen below.
Henning Basse (LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA) and Laura Macri recently joined MAYAN as permanent members.
Mark Jansen – grunts, screams
Henning Basse – vocals
Laura Macri – soprano
Jack Driessen – keys
Frank Schiphorst – guitar
Rob van der Loo – bass
Arien van Weesenbeek – drums
Guitarist Isaac Delahaye (EPICA) left MAYAN because he “wanted to concentrate on other things.”
MAYAN’s debut album, “Quarterpast”, was released in Europe on May 20, 2011 and in North America on July 12, 2011 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded and mixed by Sascha Paeth (EPICA, KAMELOT).