Acclaimed San Antonio, Texas guitarist/composer Ron Jarzombek (BLOTTED SCIENCE, WATCHTOWER, SPASTIC INK) has set TERRESTRIAL EXILED as the name of his new Transatlantic project, also featuring co-guitarist Christian Münzner (OBSCURA, SPAWN OF POSSESSION), bassist Pete Perez (SPASTIC INK, RIOT), and drummer Hannes Grossmann (OBSCURA, BLOTTED SCIENCE). The group’s digital single, “Duodecimal Levorotation”, produced and mixed by Ron Jarzombek and V. Santura (OBSCURA, TRIPTYKON) and mastered by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, DESTRUCTION), is available now.
Jarzombek first collaborated with Münzner and Grossmann when he was approached about contributing a guest solo on OBSCURA‘s 2009 breakthtrough album “Cosmogenesis”. “Chris and I were hanging out when I played the Keep It True festival with WATCHTOWER last year,” Ron said. “We got to talking about guitars, planets, 12-tone configurations and other techy stuff so we thought it might be a cool idea to put something together. We rounded out the line-up with my good friend and SPASTIC INK bassist, Pete Perez, and an obvious choice for drums was Chris‘ longtime drummer and my now BLOTTED SCIENCE bandmate, Hannes Grossmann. I didn’t really have a specific musical direction in mind so I just asked everybody to write a few things and see what happened. We got sort of an ‘alien planet vibe’ from it as the song started to take shape. Call it ‘musical ‘Star Wars’‘ for serious prog metal geeks!”
“Duodecimal Levorotation” marks the first digital-only release for Jarzombek after releasing physical product through his own EclecticElectric label for the past ten years. “I’ve been interested in exploring the possibility of doing a digital release for some time now and TERRESTRIAL EXILED seems like the perfect vehicle to test the waters with,” he said. “If the response is there and sales warrant it, we might write and record more music as time and schedules permit. If not, it could just be a one-and-done type thing. Either way, I’m excited to be working with Christian and Hannes, who are both great players, and having my old buddy Pete on board as well. We hadn’t done any recordings together in almost a decade, since SPASTIC INK ‘Ink Compatible’, so it’s nice to reconnect again in the studio after all this time.”
“Duodecimal Levorotation” is being made available via iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody and other outlets; a one-minute excerpt of the song is streaming on the EclecticElectric SoundCloud player below.