This Friday, Bangor, Maine-based doom/punk/thrash trio MANIC ABRAXAS will unveil their third album, Foreign Winds, and today, New Noise Magazine is hosting an exclusive advance stream of the entire record.
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 album’s stream, “Written and recorded over a three-year period, we took great time and care to solidify the strongest lineup of MANIC ABRAXAS to date and brought forward a record that perfectly encapsulates the band as a whole. Foreign Winds is the amalgamation of the darker arts and stories that have shaped us, and with that we gift you our eyes and ears into the numinous portals that lie behind realities surface.”
MANIC ABRAXAS’ crushing Foreign Winds in its entirety first only through New Noise Magazine at THIS LOCATION.
Foreign Winds will see independent release on CD and digitally this Friday, September 30th. Find preorders at Bandcamp 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.