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MaYaN: Jack Driessen Explains The Songwriting For ‘Satori’ In New Trailer

Only 11 days left before symphonic death metal collective MaYaN will enlighten your spirit with their epic new album Dhyana on September 21st. For this prodigious third studio masterpiece, the international 10 piece raised over €40.000 through a crowdfunding campaign and enlisted the skills of The City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, known for their work in cinematic features such as the Star Wars saga, Hannibal, and many more. The new full-length release reflects on conceptual themes such as self-awareness, relinquishing our ego and self-conceited tendencies to find out who we truly are.

Today, the band unveils a new trailer, in which Jack Driessen explains some details about the songwriting of the new track “Satori” from MaYaN’s upcoming album Dhyana; how iconic composers such as Ennio Morricone inspired him and how the orchestral parts of the track were created and recorded. Watch the trailer here:

The band will celebrate the new album with several “Dhyana Release Parties” in September and has also announced the first two festival appearances for 2019 at Metal On The Hill and ProgPower USA:

21.09. NL Reuver – De Schakel (Try out show)
22.09. NL Utrecht – De Helling (Dutch release show)
23.09. B Chapelle-lez-Herlaimont – Le Cercle (Belgian release show)

16.-17.08. A Graz – Metal On The Hill Festival

In case you missed the first impressions of Dhyana, check them out here:
‘The Rhythm of Freedom’ (lyric video):
“Dhyana” (music video):
Behind the scenes #1:
Behind the scenes #2:
About the songwriting:

Stream or download the singles via this link:
“The Rhythm Of Freedom”:

Dhyana will be available in the following formats:
Jewelcase incl. bonus instrumental CD in O-card
Black vinyl
Gold vinyl (mailorder exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
Pre-order the format of your choice now via this link:

Pre-save the album on Spotify:

The current line-up of MaYaN reads as follows:
Mark Jansen, George Oosthoek | grunts
Henning Basse, Adam Denlinger | clean male vocals
Laura Macrì, Marcela Bovio | clean female vocals
Jack Driessen | synths, orchestral arrangements
Frank Schiphorst, Merel Bechtold/Arjan Rijnen/Jord Otto | guitars
Roel Käller | bass
Ariën van Weesenbeek | drums