Jun 192020
 

Solid State Records have signed Lifelong and will be releasing their new album “Above The Waves” on July 17th. The outfit features former Confide members Trevor Vickers and Joel Piper and the title track to the aforementioned album can be heard below:

Continue reading »

Apr 292020
 

Solid State Records are excited to welcome Lightworker to the crew! They’ve got a killer album coming out June 12th called “Fury By Failure.” Pre-order it now and hear their new song ‘Empyre’.

The band describes the album as raw yet refined, fusing together elements of metal and post-hardcore with a balance of melodic and aggressive tones. Their music is passionate and impactful, carrying a clear sense of purpose that far the stage. Their goal is to offer a quiet sense of hope in a blisteringly broken world, proving heavy music can carry a lightness all its own.

Continue reading »

Apr 282020
 

Mantric, the prog-influenced supergroup comprised of members of Extol, have dropped their Solid State Records debut last Friday (April 24th). Their third album is more straightforward an accessible, while keeping the originality and creativity, that these songwriters are known for, intact. Mantric will now without doubt reach out to a much broader audience than they have in the past

“False Negative” takes you on a chaotic listening voyage, expanding the metal genre while maintaining its grit, incorporating synths and cleaner vocals with aggressive instrumentation.

The entire “False Negative” album can be streamed below.

Continue reading »

Azusa – “Loop of Yesterdays”

 Posted by on April 14, 2020 at 05:06  No Responses »
Apr 142020
 

Azusa emerges from the relatively unknown, combining members of Extol, The Dillinger Escape Plan, and Sea + Air into a frenetic, chaotic, powerful, heavy, and at times ethereal sonic blend that is everything you’d expect and more from this talent.

Asuza burst onto the scene in 2018 as a project from Christer Espevoll and David Husvik of Extol handling guitars and drums, Liam Wilson of The Dillinger Escape Plan on bass, and Eleni Zafiriadou of Sea + Air and ex-Jumbo Jet on vocals.  The result was an amazing debut filled with elements of thrash, hardcore, and pop presented in a sometimes chaotic blend of very technical metal with Eleni Eleni Zafiriadou’s beautiful and brutal vocals.  From a historical view, Christer met David at a Benea Reach show in 2014 and the two started jamming 6 months later.  During that time the two, who were The Dillinger Escape Plan fans, learned that Liam (from TDEP) was into their former band Extol and they reached out and the suddenly the band just needed a vocalist. Eventually they remembered Eleni from her time with the hardcore band Jumbo Jet and the result was Heavy Yoke.  For Loop of Yesterdays, the band was anxious to pick up where they left off and in the words of bassist Liam Wilison, “Heavy Yoke was the initial impact, Loop of Yesterdays is the aftermath.” Once again the band recorded at David Husvik’s Hawk Studios in Oslo over a series of marathon sessions that started before Heavy Yoke left the pressing plant.  Like before, Nick Terry (Turbonegro, Serena Maneesh) handled mixing giving mastering engineer Jens Bogren (Opeth, At the Gates) a lot to work with.

Continue reading »

Mar 112020
 

Earth Groans is back with a blistering new EP: “Prettiest Of Things.” Stream it wherever you find your music or get it on CD via the Solid State store.

Prettiest of Things is a reminder to live the lives we have as full as we can, while we have it. To shape our perspectives and vision to see the beauty around us. To be grateful for our sceneries and relationships each day.”

For fans of: The Chariot • Emmure • Impending Doom

Continue reading »