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KNEEL, the solo project of multi-instrumentalist Pedro Mau, a former member of Kneeldown and Wells Valley, is releasing its new effort “Ailment” on October 16th, 2020, via Raging Planet on CD and digitally.

Featuring elements of thrash, technical death, math metal and hardcore, Kneel’s genre-defying compositions can be characterized by the use of dynamic guitar riffs, dissonant chords, aggressive paces, harsh and heavy vocals, loud and challenging song structures with no formulas, no lame choruses or catchy tunes. Filipe Correia (Wells Valley / Concealment) was a special guest on the project, leading all lyrical and vocal duties.

Pedro Mau comments on the new album:

«We’re living in times that inconsequence leads us to appalling results and, eventually, to alienation (from ourselves; from one another). Like a careless premonition, ‘Ailment’ is that meaningless ache that in a later stage of life can result in awful consequences. The accumulation of small problems in our lives can lead us, sooner or later, to situations that can get out of our control. I believe that the key to self-control and life balance is in the daily management of the subconscious mind, although it’s easier said than done.»


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2 – Awry
3 – Interim
4 – Dys
5 – Raptorial
6 – Abacination
7 – Watchful
8 – Bellicose
9 – Impenitent
10 – Acuity


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Kneel: “Interstice” (Pulmonary Records)

Publicado: 10/05/2019 por Pedro Mello em News, Uncategorized


A man of heaviness without limits and enemy of pre-conceived song structures re-emerges from the underground, leaving only the most uninterested people unaware. Pedro Mau (ex-Kneeldown, Wells Valley) comes back with his solo project KNEEL, showing us what he’s worth, not only as a drummer, but also as a bassist, guitarist, producer, and mixer. Vocals and lyrics were main responsibility of Filipe Correia (Wells Valley, Concealment), who is a special guest on this record.

With “Interstice”, Kneel showcases a huge inventive capacity and creates a record where Mau is the sole responsible for audio and visual concepts. Written between 2011 and 2013 and re-released in 2019, with a revamped mix, master and artwork, “Interstice” is a unique record for those who like heavy music without formulas and catchy chorus, where unthinkable rhythms and dissonances puts melodies to third plan.

A surprising experience which is more than capable of defying the most extreme fans of heavy music.

Line up:

Pedro Mau

Country: Portugal
Genre: Hardcore / Mathcore / Thrash Metal


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