As Bangor, Maine-based doom/punk/thrash trio MANIC ABRAXAS prepares to release their third album, Foreign Winds, the album’s third single, “Domerunner,” is now playing exclusively at Ghost Cult Magazine.
MANIC ABRAXAS’ Foreign Winds delivers seven thundering tracks of dirge-strewn, punk-fueled, crossover-meets-doom engineered and produced by Today Is The Day’s Steve Austin at Austin Enterprise. Joining drummer Tom Bennett, bassist/vocalist/synth player Justin Hamm, and guitarist/vocalist/synth player Dallas Seger, the record features guest vocals from Ryu Mitsuhashi on “Domerunner” and lead guitars from Ryan Curry on “Foreign Winds.”
Hamm writes with the new song’s premiere, “With ‘Domerunner’ we ask a simple question: In a world gripped in violence, would you be the hunter or the hunted? Do you have that animal switch, or would you hang your head on the block and await your uncreation? War and madness are inherent in our everyday reality; to quote the late great Philip K. Dick: ‘It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.’”
Ghost Cult offers, “With inventive songs, a quirky style, and highly-skilled musicianship, it’s no wonder this acclaimed band is pushing through the ceiling of the underground on their new music.”
Stream MANIC ABRAXAS’ “Domerunner” now only at Ghost Cult Magazine RIGHT HERE.
Foreign Winds will see independent release on CD and digitally on September 30th. Find preorders at Bandcamp where “Red Camo Rock” and “Black Destrier” are streaming HERE.
The band’s Dallas Seger is also a renowned luthier and owns his own company, Seger Guitars. The dedicated shop specializes in custom handmade electric guitars inspired by vintage golden age electrics using traditional techniques. These guitars are the pinnacle of tone and feel. In addition to MANIC ABRAXAS exclusively playing Seger Guitars, some of the artists who are known to regularly play these axes include Matt Pike (High On Fire, Sleep), Dallas Green (Alexisonfire), Tim Sult (Clutch, Lionize), Tim Lehi (Draugar, ex-Twilight), and others. See more at the official website HERE.
MANIC ABRAXAS formed in 2012 and unites three friends who met at local shows and collectively can’t get enough Celtic Frost, early High On Fire, and Unearthly Trance. Their hybrid of punk and metal fuses unpredictable yet catchy riffing with underground hooks and an energetic and aggressive sound that will make you either pump your fists or nod your head to the deep grooves.
Through two prior albums – 2015’s Manic Abraxas and 2020’s Speed Golem – MANIC ABRAXAS has employed heavy D.I.Y. promotion and regional performances supporting the likes of The Obsessed, Today Is The Day, Pilgrim, Heavy Temple, Shabti, Zud, Hessian, and more, earning them a solid fanbase, and earning the title of “Maine’s Best Metal Band” by Bangor Daily News. Now, 2022 sees MANIC ABRAXAS come ripping forth with their third album, Foreign Winds.
Stand by for additional audio previews, live events, and more to be posted over the weeks ahead.