Progressive instrumental band Polyphia has released a single featuring iconic guitarist Steve Vai. “Ego Death” also features Grammy-winning trumpet player Brasstracks. The new album Remember That You Will Die drops October 28th on Rise Records.
Polyphia formed in 2010 out of Plano, Texas, and has been making a name for itself ever since. Their unique blend of influences showcases intricate guitar riffs with hip hop, rock, and metal vibes.
“Ego Death” is a bass-heavy sonic assault that showcases the band’s musical prowess. Guitarists Tim Henson & Scott LePage, bassist Clay Gober and drummer Clay Aeschliman form a tight-knit unit that is poised for (even bigger) things.
Special Guest Steve Vai
Steve Vai got his start working with Frank Zappa in the late 1970s and performed with his band for several years. From there he began a solo career that ultimately led to him being considered one of the best guitarists on the planet. He’s released a number of solo albums and played with everyone from David Lee Roth and Whitesnake to Mary J. Blige and Alice Cooper.
A recent Tweet highlighted the positive experience he had performing on “Ego Death”.
Remember That You Will Die
“Ego Death” follows the release of several successful singles from Remember That You Will Die. “ABC”, “Neurotica” and “Playing God” has amassed nearly 50 million spins on digital service providers. The album features special guests like Vai and Brasstracks along with Snot and Chino Moreno from the Deftones. A whos who of producers contributed to the project including Rodney Jerkins (Michael Jackson), JUDGE (Migos), and Y2K (Doja Cat).
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