Trois-Rivieres, QC’s Nova Spei released their second album “Sequentis” in November 2021 via Quebec label Bam&Co-Heavy. The record has many messages, and their latest music video “La Proie”, translated to English, means The Prey and is a song that denounces and sensitizes in a clear and straightforward way that violence against women will not be tolerated.
The band comments: “La Proie is the final chapter of a trilogy started by the song “Assez” and followed by “Sorcière”. This video talks about domestic violence against women who, too often, try to save a bad person who, in the end, does not want to change. The synopsis of this music video is Mr. Green is back home and turns against his wife who, after all these years, has tried everything to make him a better man.”
In addition to releasing the music video, Nova Spei has teamed up with the Trois-Rivieres, QC women’s shelter Maison Le Far and looking to raise $3000 in funds between November 2nd to the 25th to help the organization that aids women and children in the region who need a place to take refuge in the event of abuse and physical violence.
The final amount raised will be announced on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
Nova Spei is a francophone progressive metal band that was formed in 2012 by Dany Soucy (guitar) (Dook, Legion) and in 2014 Nicolas Dumais (bass) and Dany Duplessis (vocals) joined the lineup. Stéphane Filion (guitar) joined the band in August 2018 while Julien De Carufel (drums) arrived in August 2021. The band’s second album, “Sequentis”, was named in the top 10 of several media for the year 2021 and is nominated for Metal Album of the Year at the Alternative Music Gala independent of Quebec (GAMIQ) for 2022.
On “Sequentis”, a groovy undertone meets progressive, catchy riffs, compiled with aggressive vocals belting out the French lyrics. It’s accessible, but edgy enough to suit a discerning metalhead. It is heavier than their 2017 debut self-titled album, but will still be familiar to their current fans. They have a wide range of influences that combine to result in memorable, heavy music.