After delivering one the most critically acclaimed alternative metal albums of 2021 with Push, SONS OF ALPHA CENTAURI – fronted by cult emo icon vocalist Jonah Matranga from post-hardcore legends Far and Gratitude – now prepares to release their fourth studio album, Pull, once again through Exile On Mainstream Records.
SONS OF ALPHA CENTAURI’s Push ranked No. 8 for Metal Hammer’s Top 10 Alternative Metal albums in 2021. MetalSucks proclaimed, “The results are absolutely explosive. Fans of Far, as well as post-hardcore/alternative metal contemporaries like Quicksand, are going to absolutely eat this up.” BrooklynVegan premiered Push’s “Buried Under” single, writing of it, “A dose of heavy, soaring post-hardcore that really sounds like it could be a new Far song, which is a very good thing to sound like.”
Now, SONS OF ALPHA CENTAURI’s Pull delivers a powerhouse of searing post-hardcore, alternative metal, and dreamy progressive riff rock, providing the natural evolution of Push while capturing both a renaissance of 1990s post-hardcore and a future take on atmospheric dream-metal. The band is once again joined by drummer Mitch Wheeler – the percussive powerhouse and backbone of Will Haven and founding member of Ghostride and The Abominable Iron Sloth – who together with guitarist Marlon King and bassist Nick Hannon deliver a formidable hard rock foundation for Matranga’s emotional and dreamy overlay.
Having previously collaborated with Godflesh, Karma To Burn, Yawning Man, and members of Kyuss, ISIS, and Queens Of The Stone Age, SONS OF ALPHA CENTAURI offers an album that captures the essence of Around The Fur-era Deftones, the simplicity of Water And Solutions-era Far, and the integrity of Will Haven’s Carpe Diem. Pull provides a definitive reflection of the Sacramento luminaries cast in the mold of unadulterated riff rock, evolving a fresh take on alternative post-hardcore and emotive metal. The hypnotic and harmonic pulse of the music and the soaring introspective power of Jonah’s wrought, raw vocals provide an ever-emotional journey that sees new peaks in performance for all involved.
Founding member and bass player Nick Hannon comments, “We didn’t know if Push was going to be a one-off, but everyone involved loved what we did and thought we could collectively drive the sound even further, so Pull is an even more intense and emotionally direct performance from all of us. When Jonah returned to the studio he came with an ignited fire of passion and emotional intensity. Whereas Push focused on distress, distance, and separation, Pull is more cerebral and dreamlike. We’ve worked to create songs that everyone can engage with but with themes that are distant and eclectic. Immerse yourself!”
This milestone album was recorded by Lance Jackman of Deftones and Joe Johnson at Pus Cavern Studios in Sacramento (Deftones, Dance Gavin Dance, Hoods), engineered and mixed by Dan Lucas, and mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East Mastering (Cave In, Converge, Pelican, ISIS).
Pull is presented impeccably by Exile On Mainstream who will release the album on LP with a bundled CD and all digital platforms on March 28th. All preorders will receive two free posters from a series of four – the label will carry two, and the artist will carry the other two – and all physical preorder copies will ship two weeks before street date. Find preorders at the Exile On Mainstream shop HERE and the band’s Bandcamp HERE.
Watch for audio and video premieres and more to post over the weeks ahead.
Pull Track Listing:
4. The Ways We Were
5. Tetanus Blades
7. Weakening Pulse
8. Final Voyage
9. Unspeakable Majesty
SONS OF ALPHA CENTAURI:
Jonah Matranga – vocals
Marlon King – guitars
Nick Hannon – bass
Mitch Wheeler – drums