Archive for September, 2020

Make Way For Man To Release New EP Rites On September 18th

Make Way for Man are based in Perth, Western Australia and have built a name since their formation 2016 due to the positive message in their music despite it being pretty damn heavy!
They are set to release their EP Rites tomorrow and it’s sure to send up another level in a just and fair world because it’s rather good!

Guitarist Drew Shepherd says that the EP “…explores the idea of not overcoming fear by succeeding always, but knowing there are bound to be ups and downs in life – and having to be ready to handle them the best way you personally know how to.

Before I say anymore on this release and include the interview done with the band. Thanks to Tim Price at Collision Course! They have A Cover of the song ‘Fireflies’ by Owl City which has already been released. This is one of the greatest things to ever happen humanity!
Here it is…

On the EP as a whole. Man, there’s so many layers to this and it never gets boring! It’s also to my ears something different! Even though they don’t sound alike, they remind me of 36 Crazyfists aka A Snow Capped Romance era. The variety in vocals and melodies have a similar vibe and I think that’s an excellent album so pretty high praise here!

The guitar in this EP is just outstanding! It’s technical in nature but just sounds right! The bass and drums are also of the highest quality but the guitar sticks out here as it’s so damn good.
The electronic edge to the tracks also adds diversity and when the six tracks are finished you just want to start it again…

All in all, this is one of the best EP’s I’ve heard this year. It’s also the most interesting and different for absolute certain!
A band I’ll be following going forward and already looking forward to their future releases.

9/10

They also previously released their title track Rites. Check it out here.

BM: Can you tell us about the bands formation? What were your influences and how did it all come to be? 

MWFM: We started about 5 years ago now, it all came about because most of us were either in between bands or not doing much musically at the time and it seemed to come together pretty quickly. We all have quite varied influences, some of us heavier, some even more pop orientated, this seems to show up in the music we write and hopefully helps us come up with something a little different.

BM: What’s your hopes for this release? 

MWFM: We hope that it will exceed the response we had from our first EP, I think it is a step up for us and has quite varied styles in the one EP to have something for everyone. We also hope the virus goes away so we can start touring and playing the new songs!

BM: As we now live in an episode of Black Mirror and gigs may be off for a while, have you any outside the box ideas for promotion such as a streamed launch gig or the likes? 

MWFM: Yes, although I haven’t really considered live streaming a gig, it is probably a good idea. We are lucky enough to be all open and up and running in Western Australia so we will do a launch show here as well as a regional tour, we figure if we can’t leave our state we may as well get out and play where we can.

BM: Who are your favorite Australian bands you think should be better known? 

MWFM: My favourite at the moment is probably patient Sixty-seven, Xenobiotic, we have a lot of good perth bands which do get overlooked

BM: If you could tour with anyone who would it be? 

MWFM: Hometown perth bands like Make Them Suffer, its more fun when you tour with guys you know

BM: Anything you like to add? 

We have had a big break in between the first release to this new one. For us now there will be no slowing down as there is even more new material coming!

Facebook for all the links: https://www.facebook.com/makewayforman

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Modality Release New Single/Video The Void

Modality Release New Single/Video The Void

Melbourne’s Modality are today revealing the details of their new single – The Void. The track was released out of the ether and into this plane of existence on Friday September 11 – and is available for purchase and streaming at http://ffm.to/modality_thevoid.

The Band, who formed in late 2018, explores themes of artificial intelligence, social commentary and also draws on personal experience to craft their massive progressive/djent tracks. This new single, The Void, comes with a hard-hitting filmclip to drive home the meaning of the song’s lyrics and themes.

Vocalist Nigel Jackson wanted to craft a song for people who are “…feeling helpless and searching for the light at the end of the tunnel, especially with the world being currently affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s the feeling of being depressed and empty inside, not knowing if there’s anything you can do to change it, and coming to terms with the uncertainty of things getting better or worse.

It’s also about the fear of becoming numb and desensitised to everything, and the fear of being reckless and destructive in the environment that surrounds you. The surreal visuals of the film clip amplify the feeling of abnormality that we are all experiencing at this time.

The massive-sounding progressive/djent track was mixed by Ted Furuhashi (CIRCLESTwelve Foot Ninja) and mastered by Ermin Hamidovic. The guitar parts were co-written with Edward Warren (IRONSTONE) and the clip was directed by Nigel Jackson and Dave Hunter (CIRCLES; Band Factory Media) and filmed on location at The Industique in Coburg North, Victoria.

The band released their debut EP ‘SYNTHES1S’ in December of 2018, which was recorded and produced by Clint Vincent of Dead Letter Circus. Modality played their debut show in January 2019 at PROGFEST Melbourne, supporting world-renowned progressive heavyweights such as MONUMENTSThe Ocean and Skyharbor. Following this, the band supported CIRCLES on their ‘Winter’ tour, alongside Ebonivory and more.

Modality will release their new single ‘The Void’ on Friday September 11 on all good digital stores and streaming platforms at http://ffm.to/modality_thevoid.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/modalityaus/

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Killer Be Killed Release New Track ‘Deconstructing Self-Destruction’ Announce New LP Reluctant Hero

After bursting onto the heavy music scene back in 2014 with their stellar debut album, Killer Be Killed set alight a flame that has been burning ever since and leaving lots of hungry fans wanting more with each years that passes…
Six years later, the band’s first taste of new music has arrived and you better believe it was well worth the wait.

Before jumping ahead, let’s fill the newbies in. Killer Be Killed is a metal supergroup consisting of vocalists/guitarists Max Cavalera (Soulfly/Cavalera Conspiracy) and Greg Puciato (ex-Dillinger/The Black Queen), bassist Troy Sanders (Mastodon), drummer Ben Koller (Converge/All Pigs Must Die) and live/session guitarist Juan Montoya (ex-TorcheCavityFloor) 

This is their new track Deconstructing Self Destruction!

Killer Be Killed – Reluctant Hero track List

1. Deconstructing Self-Destruction
2. Dream Gone Bad
3. Left of Center
4. Inner Calm from Outer Storms
5. Filthy Vagabond
6. From a Crowded Wound
7. The Great Purge
8. Comfort from Nothing
9. Animus
10. Dead Limbs
11. Reluctant Hero

Listen on Spotify

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