Norwich, UK’s Apollo Stands demonstrate their unique brand of metalcore on politically-charged new track ‘Shitty Zombies’.
‘The song is not about the much loved George A. Romero’s brain-eating, living dead zombies,’ states vocalist Ry Haze. ‘No, it’s about the brain dead hoard that ‘run’ the world. They feast on the poor and vulnerable, they attack the ones who stand against them and they cast out the ones who could bring them down.’
‘This isn’t a song about infecting a person, this is a song about infecting a nation.’
Shitty Zombies was recorded in the band’s own custom studio and was mixed and mastered by producer Tom Joy – you can check out the video below.
Apollo Stands represent a fresh take on heavy music, combining metalcore stylings and old-school heavy metal influences with touches of modern drum and bass, 90s synthesizers and epic, orchestral styles.
Hailing from Norwich, UK, the band’s formation in 2016 was swiftly followed by the release of debut full-length ‘Join Us’ – earning them a second place at the E.A.M.T Awards and a nomination for Album Of The Year by Dr John’s Rock Surgery.
Following years saw a slew of high profile support and festival slots; including performances as main support to Megalomatic, Setraline, Eveline’s Dust and Fingers Crossed; and appearances at Rockstock Festival, Trick Bag Festival, Volume 19 Festival and Thrashersaurus Festival – topped off by a sellout show at The Waterfront, Norwich and second place at the local Bloodstock Metal 2 The Masses tournament.
2020 sees the release of Apollo Stand’s EP, Minds – featuring lead single, Psyparadar.
Apollo Stands are:
Ry Hase – Lead Vocals
Alexei Swatman – Guitar/Vocals Olly Smith – Lead Guitar
Matt Hayward – Bass
Edgar Taljaard – Drums
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