Vokonis stream new single Through The Depths

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Swedish retro prog metallers Vokonis have streamed their brand new single Through The Depths. The new single tackles mental illness and hints of a new musical era for the Swedish band.

"All members in our band have suffered or suffer from mental illness," explains guitarist/vocalist Simon Ohlsson. "We've used music as our outlet for a while now. We felt that we should dedicate one song to this matter lyrically, Through The Depths deal with the feelings of banding together, not isolating in yourself and go through it together."

Through The Depths, which also features the band;s new drummer Peter Ottosson, is a result of recording sessions that followed the release of the band's 2019 album Grasping Time and also features additional keyboards from former Opeth man Per Wiberg, which sees the band further expand into the prog landscape.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.