Hertfordshire, UK’s premiere deathcore act Clockwork Sky unleash their latest single – Longinus.
Longinus represents the band’s heaviest release to date, guitarist Matthew Wasik reveals. “Development of the song marked the point that as a band we began to move away from a more conventional metalcore sound and add elements of deathcore within our composition. The resulting sound being one much darker and intense while still laced with eerie melody.”
The track also makes a powerful impact lyrically. “Longinus is the name given to the Roman soldier said to have pierced Christ’s body with his spear,” states vocalist and lyricist Albi Hampson. “The track is a statement of defiance against those who would look to control those around them under the veil of religious responsibility for their own personal gain. Whilst also highlighting the hypocrisy of those intolerant to people of differing belief.”
Recorded at The Practice Roomz Studio, Stevenage, the single was mixed and mastered by the band’s own Steven Cela. This level of hands-on-control has granted Clockwork Sky the creative freedom to produce a track truly representative of their creative mindset and musical vision, setting the bar for releases going forward.
Longinus is out now via One Eyed Toad Records.
Clockwork Sky are Hertfordshire, UK’s premiere up-and-coming deathcore act; combining eerie ambience, crushing breakdowns and full- out vocal assault to create their own unique form of sonic pulverization.
The band was formed in 2015 by vocalist Albi Hampson, guitarist Matthew Wasik, and bassist Charlie Reed; this line-up hit the local circuit with a passion, swiftly forging a regional following which culminated in the 2017 release of the ‘Tides’ EP.
The following years saw an injection of fresh blood into the group with the addition of lead guitarist Steven Cela, rhythm guitarist James Williams and drummer Joe Brightwell, – this further bolstered technicality, instrumentation and musicianship; marking a stylistic shift from the band’s more conventional metalcore roots to a heavier deathcore sound.
Fast-forwarding to the present, Clockwork Sky stand poised and ready to conquer; with a new sound, new lineup, and new music. Their debut album is set for release via One Eyed Toad Records.
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