Release: Jan. 14th 2022


After well over one thousand concerts in their home country, five successful studio albums to date and a platinum award for their latest release ‘Revolter’, Czech modern metal band Dymytry has opted for a step that is unusual in two respects: ‘Revolt’, recorded exclusively in Czech by frontman Protheus, will be the first Dymytry record to also be released in an English language version, as well as introducing a new, additional singer in addition to Protheus! “Four years ago we came up with the idea of expanding our musical operating radius beyond the Czech Republic. We probably wanted to get out of our comfort zone and try something new and different. After translating a few of our tracks into English, we started to look at the option of playing some shows abroad,” explains bassist Artur “R2R” Mikhaylov. After a joint single with German act Hämatom in September 2018, both bands went on tour together in October 2018; these were Dymytry's first shows outside their home country. Mikhaylov: “The tour proved to us that our music also works for an international audience, and in English.” So the band decided to take this remarkable step.


Due to the organisational challenges involved and a change of objectives, Dymytry also had to reorganise its line-up because, as Mikhaylov says: “At the same time, our vocalist Protheus suddenly had so much to do in his day job at university that it was very difficult for him to find the time to travel across Europe and to prepare the English material for the album. He felt there was too much pressure on him from all sides and the situation wasn’t ideal for the rest of the band either. So Protheus came up with the idea of finding another singer for the English market. He said that he knew how important it was for the rest of the band to try our luck on the European scene and didn’t want to hold us back.” A which shows real team spirit and has resulted in the signing of newcomer Alen: “Our German producer Kristian Kohle had worked with him a few years back, so when Protheus suggested that we find an English singer, Kohle immediately recommended Alen. The auditions went really well, so now he’s the latest addition to the Dymytry fold.” 

As a result, Dymytry will continue to work with Protheus in the Czech Republic and with Alen on the international market, especially since the band think highly of both frontmen. Mikhaylov: “We’re really happy with how Alen has recorded the vocals on the ‘Revolt’ album. He has a fantastic and versatile voice, a broad range and really good energy, a combination which has infused our material with a new dimension and lots of power. Also he’s very passionate about the band, so we’re grateful to have him on board. Protheus is also an awesome front man with a charismatic voice, plus he’s got a huge talent for writing lyrics with a lot of depth and hidden meaning. In addition, he’s a dab hand at leading the audience.”   

So there’s every sign of a storm brewing when Dymytry, featuring its three main songwriters Mikhaylov, Jiri “Dymo” Urban and Jan “Gorgy” Görgel (both guitar), will present its successful ‘Revolt’ album to an international audience for the first time on January 14th, 2022. The twelve songs all practically burst with energy, with mercilessly driving modern metal numbers such as ‘Revolt’, ‘Stronger’, ‘Never Gonna Die’, ‘Rise And Shine’, ‘Awaking The Monster’ and ‘Chernobyl 2.0’, filled to the brim with strong melodies and powerful rhythms courtesy of drummer Miloš “Mildor” Meier. Dymytry have succeeded in enlisting Joakim Lindbäck Eriksson (Brothers Of Metal) as guest vocalist on ‘300’, and guitar whiz Victor Smolski (ex-Rage, Almanac) features on ‘Somebody`s Watching Me’. Mikhaylov: “Both Joakim and Victor are amazing professionals and great guys, so these collaborations were absolutely awesome. The song ‘300’ is about the Spartan warriors, and naturally Joakim was our number-one choice. His voice fits the track perfectly! Then we needed a very different and outstanding guitar solo for ‘Somebody’s Watching Me’, and of course Victor Smolski did an amazing job! We really love the solo he has recorded.” 

In view of this strong combination, the next target can only be expansion: “We want to show to the world that there is great music in the Czech Republic, too,” Mikhaylov explains. “We feel that our first English album is a very strong record, we really put everything into it. Our plan is to play as many shows in Europe as possible, perhaps even some festivals or tours in the US.”

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