Wednesday 31 May 2017

TRACK PREMIERE: London's Row of Ashes debut "Mass Strandings"

Since its birth, underground label Third I Rex have debuted releases by some of the most incredible artists worldwide and the time has come to unveil the name of one of their new acts.

Featuring musicians from bands such as Sonance, Wild Dogs Winter, Executive Distraction Tasks and with the mesmerising vocals of Eliza Gregory, who has been performing in the past with Necro DeathmortLadyscraper, and Pleura, Third I Rex will release the debut full length by ROW OF ASHES,”Let The Long Night Fade" which will undoubtedly be a highlight from the UK’s extreme music scene this year!

Let The Long Night Fade” shares a tense atmosphere which all vary dramatically in dynamics. Owing as much to a Phil Spectre-style wall of undulating, apocalyptic-noise channelled through stack amps, as to the emotional honesty of T.S. Eliot’s Wasteland”, it could be the sonic equivalent of helplessly watching a storm develop, destroy everything around you, and finally, assessing the devastation once it has passed.

It would be usual to expect a singular modus operandi from a band who are predominantly seasoned in the heavier and less mainstream end of the musical spectrum, drawing from and playing in Death Metal, Grind, Sludge and Hardcore outfits for the majority of their careers (a rough roll call of projects you can see next to each member’s name). Yet there’s more to RoA album than the traditions attributed to these genres, as there are influences called upon way outside of their musical origins making for a highly creative milieu, and the results near-defy categorisation.

Recorded in Bristol by Joe Garcia at the infamous "Joe's Garage Studios" (Sonance, Husk, Vails, Rose Kemp, and many others), this eight tracks behemoth is going to bring fresh air to the European post-whatever scene! With the album set to hit the streets in September as a co release with The Braves Records, keep taps on the Third I Rex facebook page (here) for more news, but for now you can check the exclusive track entitled “Mass Strandings” below.  

Band info: facebook