||Australian guitarist Paul Wardingham has announced The Human Affliction as the title of his new instrumental concept album to be released this year. Wardingham released his debut album Assimilate Regenerate in 2011 through Enigmatic Records.
Paul Wardingham stated: "I wasn't planning on making an album like this for a few years, but the music began to take on a life of its own and a story materialized from the themes of each track. Assimilate Regenerate was conceptual in that it was inspired by science fiction, future technology and the effect it has on society, and I have always had visual references in my mind associated to the music I write, so it feels quite natural to progress to an album like this."
"I would say it's going to be darker, more progressive and more epic than Assimilate Regenerate, still with a heavy dose of melodic shred and ambient synth work like before."