“…the results are absolutely explosive.” – MetalSucks
This Friday, Germany’s Exile On Mainstream will release Push, the third LP from UK-based doom/post-metal outfit SONS OF ALPHA CENTAURI. MetalSucks is now hosting an exclusive advance stream of the record.
A radical departure from the instrumental approach the band has maintained for the past twenty years, Push marks SONS OF ALPHA CENTAURI‘s first collaboration with musicians from two of the biggest and most respected bands in the Sacramento music community, as the act welcomes Jonah Matranga of Far and Gratitude and Mitch Wheeler of Will Haven. A powerhouse of searing post-hardcore, alternative metal, and progressive dreamy riff rock, with an ideology rooted in the 1990s hardcore scene, the hypnotic pulsing riffs and the soaring emotional power of Matranga’s raw vocals provide his first heavy performance since the critically acclaimed Far reunion album At Night We Live. Matranga uses his return to post hardcore, and his subtle, almost subliminal delivery to challenge some of the core topics with a reignited fire of passion and emotional persuasion.
Push was recorded by Lance Jackman of EightFourSeven in Sacramento, engineered and mixed by Dan Lucas, and mastered by the legendary Nick Zampiello (Cave In, Converge, ISIS).
Founding bassist Nick Hannon offers, “After being an instrumental band for twenty years, collaborating with Jonah to deliver vocals on this album was the perfect choice. His iconic and immediately recognizable vocal sits perfectly with where the band has evolved to right now. This record captures that wrought, emotional tone that Jonah brings and blends brilliantly with the heavier, moodier, and darker vibes of SONS OF ALPHA CENTAURI. Mitch brought the phenomenal backbone beats that give the record that extra level of energy! Together it has all bonded into an album journey that looks to the future as much as it reflects on the past.”
MetalSucks writes with their advance stream of the record, “the involvement of Jonah Matranga (Far, Gratitude, etc.) is what piqued my interest. The band brought in Matranga on vocals this time around – the very first time they’ve had vocals in their twenty-year existence – along with Will Haven drummer Mitch Wheeler, and the results are absolutely explosive. Fans of Jonah’s work in Far, as well as his post-hardcore / alternative metal contemporaries like Quicksand, are going to absolutely eat this up, as I am.”
Stream SONS OF ALPHA CENTAURI’s entire expansive Push LP first only at MetalSucks RIGHT HERE.
Exile On Mainstream will release Push on all digital platforms and an LP/CD bundled package this Friday, August 27th. Place orders HERE.
Stand by for additional updates from SONS OF ALPHA CENTAURI including an official video from Push and more.