Seventh Station is a progressive metal band based in Slovenia that has just released their second album “Heal the Unhealed”. The record is an international effort – rehearsed and recorded through five different studios in three continents ranging from the United States, Slovenia, and Turkey. A new level of musicality and artistic expression blends magnificent sweeps, heavy riffs, and intricate melodies together, creating an eclectic proggy frame for personal topics. They now have a music video for their single “Unspoken Thoughts”.
The band describes the sound of the album, as the sound of a panic attack, and a progressive assault on the ears, very much for the open-minded, and not at all for the weak-hearted. Musically, this album commands that the listener elects to take the long path rather than seek instant gratification and it promises to be very satisfying for those who manage to go through the entire orchard. The band comments on the single “Unspoken Thoughts”:
“Unspoken Thoughts” is the opening track of the record, setting the tone and the general mood. Its form is unusually close to a regular song form for us, in terms of the structure of sections. It is also the first music video production we shot, taking place in three different countries (Slovenia, Turkey, and Israel). It is the first time we see all the band members performing in a music video and playing their instruments. The song talks about unresolved and unprocessed things one keeps inside and how eventually it explodes in a shattering way.”
Guitarist Dmitri Alperovich shares that he always feels like there’s a lot of room for exploration in both writing and composition, and approaches the tracks not as songs, but rather as classical music forms. It was only natural for him to blend these two different disciplines together – from a strictly classical music approach into the progressive metal where they keep reinventing the rules.
“Unspoken Thoughts” is recommended for fans of Pain of Salvation, Frank Zappa, and Dream Theater and can be seen and heard via its video premiere on TheCirclePit – https://youtu.be/blLWRyeZ7QM
Music Video – All Hail the Moustache – https://youtu.be/-upgWRhKqz0
Music Video – The Heart of a Nation (Nadia) – https://youtu.be/q8dbzZbTHgY
Music Video – The Ruthless Koba (Studio Version) – https://youtu.be/mcVnIpq4oS8
1. Unspoken Thoughts (07:37)
2. Seven Digits (07:36)
3. The Heart of a Nation (Nadia) (12:27)
4. The Ruthless Koba (05:19)
5. All Hail the Moustache (12:04)
6. A Final Bow (13:41)
Album Length: 58:47
Album Recording and Live Band Lineup:
– Dmitri Alperovich – Guitar
– Eren Basbug – Keyboards
– Davidavi Dolev – Vocals
– Jure Lopatic – Bass
– Grega Plamberger – Drums and Percussion
About: Seventh Station is a progressive metal band based in Slovenia, led by Israeli Guitarist Dmitri Alperovich and Turkish Keyboardist Eren Başbuğ. Constructing their sound by fusing progressive metal with contemporary classical music, the band’s new album Healed the Unhealed is their second full-length record, released independently. Featuring an international lineup, Davidavi “Vidi” Dolev (Vocals), Jure Lopatic (Bass), and Grega Plamberger (Drums). On their new record, Seventh Station adds to their “on the edge” performances and compositions more blood, more sweat, and more tears.
Formed between the Academy of Music & Dance in Jerusalem and Berklee College of Music in Boston, Seventh Station released its debut album Between Life and Dreams in 2016. After relocating to Europe and a few line-up changes, Alperovich and Başbuğ knew no borders in the search for uncompromising compositions and musical executors, progressive and challenging. After several tours between the Middle East and post-Yugoslavia, the band gathered together on recording ‘Heal the Unhealed’. Inspired by the Second World War and the Soviet Union, the album is an hour-long reflection in the eyes of Alperovich, who was born in Minsk, Belarus, moved to Israel and eventually found his way to Slovenia. Featuring surrealistic epos, harnessing the band’s skillful abilities in order to express Kafkaesque situations, Heal the Unhealed examines resemblances between dictatorships and the personality disorders of an artist.
Seventh Station is now gearing up for their upcoming record Heal the Unhealed released on November 7th, 2022, along with a supporting tour through Europe and the Middle East, to be announced later this Fall.