Vipassi stream second song of forthcoming full-length



VIPASSI are unveiling the second song taken from their forthcoming album ‘Sunyata’. The debut of the Australian instrumental collective featuring members of NE OBLIVISCARIS will be out in stores on January 20th.

The track “Jove” is now exclusively streaming via the official media partners below.

Heavy Mag (AU) (DE)
Diablorock (ES)
Metalliluola (FI)
Metalnews (FR)
Kronos Mortus (HU)
Metaljesus Magazine (IN)
Rock’n’Reel Reviews (UK)

Regarding their track, VIPASSI comment: “Our song ‘Jove’ is a meditation on religion and dogma, its separation from faith, its affect on our history and perception of morality, and ultimately, the corruption and conflict it begets. Faith at its core, is a beautiful thing, which over time, has been clouded by crooked and misguided credo. This song is a counterpoint to ‘Benzaiten’, our previous track’s themes of knowledge and science, and how these things can be at odds with the obtuse nature of organized religion.”

Artwork and track-list of ‘Sunyata’ are revealed below.


1. Gaia
2. Benzaiten
3. Jove
4. Sum
5. Elpis
6. Paradise
7. Samsara


VIPASSI band picture by Jainash Prakash


Instrumental music traditionally has a harder time in metal as in other genres. All too often, virtuoso musicians have used their talent mainly to stroke already massive egos. Yet bands like ANIMALS AS LEADERS have demonstrated that ambitious skills and passionate song-writing can be fused into something greater, which appeals far beyond the grudging respect of colleagues.

With ‘Sunyata’, VIPASSI offer such a rare album that combines ecstatic technical virtuosity with a love of creating atmospheric soundscapes, sparkling melodies, and captivating passages.

VIPASSI were birthed in 2009 by guitarist Ben Boyle and members of Australian shooting stars NE OBLIVISCARIS, which marked the beginning of a long journey of writing and rehearsing. They soon settled on an instrumental style that captured the openness aimed for to allow any listener to interpret and connect with the material subjectively. Their project represents a desire to explore beauty and darkness in all its shades, through melodic and complex compositions that are bemused in themes of the struggles of the human experience, exploring nature, spirituality and science.

The roots of their sound reach back into a time when bands such as ATHEIST and CYNIC began to reform extreme music by infusing jazz and progressive elements into death metal. Now VIPASSI add a new chapter to the story with the instrumental highlight ‘Sunyata’. Dig deep into this musical treasure trove spilling over with shiny details, glittering melodies, and wealth of rhythm patterns.

Style: Instrumental Progressive Metal


Ben Boyle: guitars
Dan Presland: drums
Brendan Brown: bass
Benjamin Baret: lead guitar



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I began my writing career in the year of 2012 due to my love for the metal community, and have since moved onto a second role as the Tech-Wiz of PoM - taking good care of our website. My favourite music genres are Progressive Metal in all its different shapes and Melodic Death Metal.

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