The Zenith Passage Signs to Metal Blade Records

- December 7th 2022 –

Photo by Nicole Papastavrou

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of Los Angeles, California’s The Zenith Passage, a progressive death metal band featuring former members of The Faceless and Cynic.

We are extremely excited to announce that we have signed with Metal Blade Records. It is an incredible opportunity and big dream of each member of The Zenith Passage to join this eclectic and visionary roster full of friends, heroes, and legends. We’ve pushed our limits in all directions on this latest album and the album following, they have been some of the most emotionally and physically challenging works of music in our careers that we’re very proud of and can’t wait for it to be a part of Metal Blade’s innovative legacy and to share it with all of you!

The Zenith Passage is currently in recording mode with Justin McKinney handling tracking and Ryan Williams (longtime The Black Dahlia Murder engineer) producing vocals. The band will be mixing with Dave Otero of Flatline Audio (Cattle Decapitation, Khemmis, WAKE, etc.).

Stay tuned to and the band’s socials for details on the upcoming release and touring in 2023.

Formed in 2012 by Justin McKinney as a small recording project, the band began turning heads after their debut EP, Cosmic Dissonance, which then saw the band become a full touring outfit. Members include Derek Rydquist, Brandon Giffin, Chris Beattie, and Justin McKinney. The Zenith Passage released the full-length album Solipsist in 2016 and singles ‘Algorithmic Salvation’ in 2021 and ‘Synaptic Depravation’ in 2022, with 2 new albums on the way.

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