Sectile Progressive / Co. Dublin
Sectile are a five-piece progressive metal band from Dublin, Ireland. Drawing inspiration from a medley of different musical backgrounds, the classics up to contemporary metal, they are wholly committed to their songwriting craft: from light to dark, the band revels in every part of the spectrum, seamlessly alternating between soaring soundscapes, heavy ear-worms, to hard-hitting riffage.
The band was officially formed in November 2016 but it started a few months prior as an online collaboration between Mark O’Reilly (guitar), Cormac Hennigan (bass) and singer/lyricist Gabriel Gaba, whom they found online. Before long the trio realized that the affinity of their collective musical interest was not to be taken lightly. After recruiting Zachary Newman for drum duties the project gained a life of its own and evolved into an ambitious soon-to-be live band. Second axeman Daniel Boyce was brought in soon after, eventually being replaced by guitarist Michael Sheridan in 2017.
Sectile’s prologue quickly became intertwined with the Irish edition of the ‘Metal 2 The Masses’, as decisions upon the band’s name, the recording and launch of their first demo song ‘A Fool’s Reward’ were motivated by the event’s sign-up deadline. The band played their first gig in the legendary Dublin metal bar, Fibber Magees, on a Thursday night. Ten days later, their second-ever gig in M2TM. From seemingly out of nowhere the band made it to the final, receiving abundantly positive reviews in the process.
Sectile spent a good part of 2017 recording their self-titled 4-song debut EP, to be launched one year after the band’s officially announced their existence. With this first studio release, Sectile plans to build a strong foundation looking ahead to 2018.
- Mark O'Reilly - Guitar
- Cormac Hennigan - Bass
- Gabriel Gaba - Vocals
- Zachary Newman - Drums
- Michael Sheridan - Guitar
- Daniel Boyce - Guitar