Tuesday, September 22, 2015

SO HIDEOUS + Mass Appeal

New York City post-metal act So Hideous has teamed up with Mass Appeal to present the premiere of new track "Relinquish," off sophomore album Laurestine.

Stream "Relinquish" via Mass Appeal, here.


On the stunning Laurestine, So Hideous delves deeper into the orchestral sound pioneered on its 2013 debut, Last Poem First Light. Like the debut, Laurestine was recorded with an actual orchestra, consisting of 30 members this time around – brass, strings, and a choir. The interplay of these elements with the band's metal foundation results in something thrilling. 
Laurestine is a cinematic ride that rises and falls like a film score, from gentle lulls to raging, blackened metal. 

A concept album that tells the story of a man's journey into an afterlife, Laurestine was recorded and mixed by Dean Baltulonis (Lucero, Sick of It All) at The Wild Arctic Studio, with the orchestral tracks recorded by Chris Montgomery (Mumford and Sons, Lily Allen).

The album comes out October 16th on Prosthetic Records.

Pre-order Laurestine from Prosthetic Records, here.

Pre-order Laurestine from iTunes, here.
Pre-order Laurestine from Amazon, here.
Pre-order Laurestine from Bandcamp, here.

Stream "Relinquish" via Apple Music, here.
Stream "Relinquish" via Spotify, here.
Stream "Relinquish" via Google Play, here.

"Envy-with-blastbeats... the symphonic tracks add depth and scope to the band's extroverted guitar melodies."

–Stereogum

"Emotionally devastating... moments of aching beauty"

–Exclaim!

"Devastating, end-of-the-world type shit, putting screamo, post-rock, and atmospheric black metal in a blender and really letting those modern classical influences shine with the orchestral parts."

–BrooklynVegan

"A strong orchestral presence... Citing Beethoven as an influence, [guitarist/composer Brandon] Cruz has also described So Hideous' music as soundtrack scores for movies that don't exist yet."

–Invisible Oranges

Photo by Dean Chooch Landry