For Your Consideration: Nic Nassuet’s ‘Eleutherios’ On The Ballot For 58th Annual Grammy Awards
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards, to be held on February 15, 2016, is preparing Academy members to cast their ballots. Nic Nassuet, a critically acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and rocker, will be on that ballot in numerous categories. ‘Eleutherios,’ his studio effort that was released in April of this year, houses a dynamic collection of sounds drawing inspiration from folk, acoustic, Gothic, and other genres. Thus, the album has been lauded for its immensely creative direction, lyrical prowess, and instrumental tact.
"Nassuet is able to put a definable face on the Gothic Rock genre for anyone who either had no idea what it was or had prior predispositions. Eerily charming, soft and silky, yet powerful and dark, Nassuet’s work would fit in perfectly in a video game the likes of “Castlevania” or “Silent Hill.” - Review Fix
Music from ‘Eleutherios’ is eligible for nomination in the following categories with the following songs:
- ‘The Nothing’ - Eligible For Several Categories:
○ Best Rock Performance
○ Best American Roots Performance
- ‘Eleutherios’ (Album) -Eligible For Several Categories:
○ Album Of The Year
○ Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical | Producer: Josh Riccio
○ Engineered Album, Non-Classical
○ Rock Album
- ‘Immured’ - Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
- ‘When It Falls’ - Eligible For Several Categories:
○ Record Of The Year
○ Best Rock Performance
○ Best Rock Song
- ‘She Rides Moonlight’ - Eligible For Several Categories:
○ Song Of The Year
○ American Roots Song
"If Edgar Allen Poe was in a band, he’d be in one with Nic Nassuet."- Review Fix
‘Eleutherios’ has garnered Nassuet incredible attention in the independent scene, drawing dozens of critics to hail the record as a triumph of originality and passion. Nassuet has been coined the ‘King of Gothic Folk’ by Scallywag Magazine, and the title is an apt one. The sonic intricacies of his beautifully-dense atmospheres are genre-defying, and as a result, Nassuet’s music has become a hit on both American and Canadian FM radio and worldwide digital stations.
The award winning singer songwriter’s rise to prominence in the independent community has been a long time coming ever since his debut on the stage, where he initially got to stretch his vocal chops. Soon, though, Nassuet pioneered a style of his own, combining vibrant, dramatic performances with a myriad of influences. Everything from traditional Celtic music to grunge, folk, punk, and blues makes of Nassuet’s unique sound.
"Yes, this record will appeal to those disciples of Goth, punk, and horror rock, but it will also appeal to fans of folk, Celtic, grunge, punk, and neofolk music. Violins, mandolins, and cellos are not the typical instrumentation of goth rock... but this record is not typical in any sense of the word." - Indie Habit
"Perhaps the most impressive part of She Rides Moonlight has to be the vocal range expressed by Nic; from lows to highs, the Jim Morrison meets Geoff Tate aural finesse will stick with listeners long after the track ceases." - NeuFutur Magazine
Those compelled to listen to the album in its entirety can find it on BandCamp, which can be found below. Nassuet’s website also houses reviews, biographical information, photos, interviews, and more. ‘Eleutherios’ is a record of majestically compelling proportions, thus concreting its place thirteen times on this year’s ballot and Nassuet's place in the music industry.
CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE ALBUM, AND INDIVIDUAL TRACKS, FOR FREE: https://nicnassuet.bandcamp.com/album/eleutherios-2