Hailing from Warsaw, Poland, thrash metal trio SPECIES was formed in 2018. After a couple of months of rehearsals, the band recorded their debut EP, entitled “The Monument of Envy”, which was then self-released on May 31st, 2019. On the very same day, SPECIES played their first-ever show in their hometown.
Drawing inspiration from cult thrash metal acts like CORONER, TOXIK, or XENTRIX and prog rock legends like KING CRIMSON, RUSH, and YES, SPECIES have created their first full-length album, entitled “To Find Deliverance”.
Piotr Drobina – Vocals, Bass
Michał Kępka – Guitars
Przemysław Hampelski – Drums
All lyrics by Piotr Drobina except quoted text in “Ex-Machina” – adapted from “Song of the Broad-Axe” by Walt Whitman (1891).
Tracks 2 – 8 written and performed by SPECIES, recorded by Igor Brzeski at Sunstorm Studio, Warsaw between January and September 2021.
“Rare Signals” written, performed, and recorded by Krzysztof Buffi in June 2021.
Krzysztof Buffi – Synthesizers (Track 1)
Michał Kępka – Keyboards (Tracks 4 & 8)
Przemyslaw Hampelski – Percussion (Track 7)
Voice recording in “Malfunction” taken from transmission between ground control at LaGuardia Airport and US Airways, Flight 1549 on January 15th, 2009 in New York City (NY).
Presented and manufactured by Awakening Records.
Marketed and distributed by Alchemy Media.
Produced by SPECIES.
Mixed by Igor Brzeski in January 2022. (www.sunstormstudio.pl)
Mastered by Joel Grind in February 2022. (www.joelgrind.com)
Cover artwork by Aleksandra Pawłowska. (Instagram: @alexispaw)
Band logo designed by Pati Chojnacka (Instagram: @pat_chojnacka), edited by Aleksandra Pawłowska.
Photography by Tomasz Kępka.
Concert photography by Martyna “Seth” Pawłowska (Instagram: @foto_seth_) and Tomasz Kępka.
Design and layout by Arioch.