Words by Nic Angeles | Photo by Niko Cezar
Manila-based metal act ORCA have released the prologue of “The Invitation”—the first preview of an upcoming album slated for release later this year, following the EPs Creation (2015) and Engender (2017).
“This prologue is a salutation of ‘The Invitation’. It’s a subtle gesture of someone’s untimely departure,” explains vocalist Zoren Fernandez. “Everyone is suffering from a mental illness, one way or another. Neurosis, anxiety, and trauma. All cuddled up in a special room tucked inside the darkest corner of our mind.”
“Sometimes, this room is too much for us to handle, yet we function like there’s nothing wrong. This track is just an introduction of what lies beneath. We’d like the listeners to feel and face the pain they’ve been suppressing because we can only survive pain if we recognize them head on.”
Check it out below: