The Skinny: As the second full-length from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based metal outfit Surgeon nears its triumphant release onto public ears this Spring, the band recently released the track “Watching You”. Additionally, Surgeon has confirmed the official release date of Chemical Reign as May 19th, the same day the band will perform a local record release show for the album at Philly hotspot Johnny Brenda’s, alongside Ominous Black, Swarm of Arrows, and Skeleton Hands.

While Surgeon’s output may be simply classified as “progressive metal” to some, the band ventures into foreign territory for most by-the-books classical and fusion acts of the progressive metal umbrella. Perhaps simply “epic metal” is a more defining tag, as the talented crew seamlessly blends a variety of rugged post-death and post-doom elements into their craft, infectiously creating a sound all their own, but undoubtedly in the vein of notable bands including Pharaoh, Atlantean Kodex and Slough Feg.

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