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We set out to deliver an emotional, relatable story that fits into a traditional 8 act story structure, which is something I don’t think has ever been done before in metal.

Back in 2012 Judicator were being created by Tony Cordisco and John Yelland after the two met at a Blind Guardian concert. Today, the Arizona-based foursome are all about epic and melodic power metal with some killer progressive hooks and are about to release their fifth studio full-length “Let There Be Nothing” via Prosthetic Records. «Right now we are enjoying the build-up to Let There be Nothing’s release, and we are very eager to see the fans’ reactions. After COVID-19 dies down (fingers crossed), we really look forward to playing these songs live!» Says John Yelland, vocalist for Judicator, when asked how things were going with the band and their upcoming full-length. «We are very happy with the new album. From a lyrical standpoint, this is our most fully-fleshed out offering yet. We set out to deliver an emotional, relatable story that fits into a traditional 8 act story structure, which is something I don’t think has ever been done before in metal.»

“Let There Be Nothing” will be available on a beautiful dark yellow with black swirl vinyl edition, something that pleases the band as they’re all vinyl collectors. «We are stoked to have this album available on vinyl. We’re all rabid vinyl collectors and enthusiasts, so this is a particularly lovely feather in our cap», says John. «The album is essentially a morality play. It’s about trying to do the right thing even when everyone else is wronging you. It’s about not stooping to everyone else’s level. It’s about pursuing the highest good and adhering to your moral compass, no matter what. We were so enthralled by the story of Belisarius [military commander of the Byzantine Empire ] and how relatable it is.» In fact, telling compelling stories is the blood-curdling commitment of Judicator. «Most of our work is history-based, and we write our lyrics to be not just entertaining but also something a historian would approve of. A lot of research and effort goes into these albums, not just a glance through relevant Wikipedia pages.»

“Let There Be Nothing” is due out on July 17, 2020, via Prosthetic Records. Preorder it now at this location.

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