ZYCH: Debut Album Cover Art, Guest Musicians, Release Details Revealed

Metal Assault Records is pleased to unveil details surrounding recently signed solo artist Zych's debut album, Dante’s Inferno Part I.

The album's cover is a scan of a canvas piece created by Tricia Cavender, and is included for your viewing pleasure below.

Dante’s Inferno Part I will begin a series of solo albums dedicated to the poetry of Dante Alighieri. Unlike other albums based on Dante’s Inferno, this album goes in-depth into each canto. The album is nearly 70 minutes long with eight intense songs (No fillers). This is a progressive metal album that drops the boundaries between all genres. Every track takes on its own direction with an all-star musical cast of internationally well-known musicians. Also included for each song will be a work from a well-established visual artist. This is a heavy metal soundscape as you read the first eight cantos of The Inferno.

Dante’s Inferno Part I track listing:
1. Canto I - Overture (8:56)
2. Canto II - Gates Of Sorrow (5:23)
3. Canto III - All Hope Abandon (8:27)
4. Canto IV - Limbo (10:04)
5. Canto V - Lust (6:37)
6. Canto VI - The Gluttonous (8:24)
7. Canto VII - The Avaricious & The Wrathful (9:08)
8. Canto VIII - Into the Depths of Hell (11:21)
Total Runtime: 1:08:20

Full list of participating musicians:

Justin Zych (Zephaniah, Viking) - Guitars, Synths, Bass, Vocals
Albert Rybka (Acracy, Kategory V) - Vocals
Ronny Munroe (Ex-Metal Church, Between Worlds) - Vocals
Ty Christian (Lords of The Trident) - Vocals
Troy Norr (THEM, Coldsteel) - Vocals
Patick Parris (Project Roenwolfe) - Vocals
Zebah Latifi (Zephaniah) - Vocals
Angel Cotte (Demolition Hammer, THEM) - Drums
Ed Stephens (Ringworm, Vindicator) - Bass
Ian Bender (Zephaniah) - Bass
Paul Kendall (Valhalla) - Piano, synth, guest soloist
Shaun Cothron (Zephaniah) - Guest Soloist
Brian Koenig (Lords of the Trident) - Guest soloist
Kyle Smith (Death On Fire) - Percussion
Kenny Woods - All Saxophones
Paul Rowan - All trumpets
David Cooke - All trombones
Ilona Orban - All violins
Derek Reeves - All violas
Bennett Spickelmier - All Cellos

Dante’s Inferno Part I will be released by Metal Assault Records on October 22 2021. Pre-orders for the deluxe digipack CD, digital album and merch bundles will go live on August 6 via the MAR Bandcamp.
Logo Design: Chris Horst 


Justin Zych is a musician specializing in guitar, bass, and piano. He earned his bachelors degree in music performance from IPFW and currently teaches music online. He is an experienced international touring musician and guitar technician, who as worked with world renowned bands such as Zephaniah (IN), Viking (CA), THEM (NY/GER), Munroe's Thunder (USA/UK) and many others.

He is a composer of music and has created several compositions for musical groups, commercials and scores for online videos. He has created over 400 arrangements/transcriptions for clients over the last three years and continues to on a regular basis. Some are as simple and short as a 30 second piano piece and some are as complex and intense as a ten minute orchestral piece. His compositions reflect a mixture of romantic period composition mixed with the complex structures of 20th century composition and jazz. Add a heavy metal element to that and you get a diverse and and new extremely full sound.

His technical prowess and heartfelt melodies define his style and inspire young and old musicians. He has played guitar for over 20 years and continues to excel at his craft by introducing new techniques and musical concepts to his playing.

Zych links: website | facebook instagram

Photo: Daniel Church