Stream New Album "Above & Down Below" at Alternative Press
Announce Upcoming LA Record-Release Show and Residency This Fall!
Stream "Above & Down Below" from AEGES exclusively @ Alternative Press!
"...a cohesive trip down paths paved with desert-rock hooks reminiscent of Queens of the Stone Age and thick bass line grooves ripped from the playbook of L.A. post-hardcore greats Failure." - LA WEEKLY
"...one of the more exciting hard rock bands kicking around the local Los Angeles scene these days." - ANTIQUIET
" I fully support this release simply because guitarist Cory Clark rocks those 6ths well. Theyre the most underrated of all chords." - GEAR | GODS
"...an appeal that should stretch far beyond the metalsphere." - METAL SUCKS
In support of their upcoming new album, "Above & Down Below" out next week (September 23rd) on The Mylene Sheath,pulverizing Southern California rock phenom AEGES have premiered a stream of their forthcoming new release exclusively at Alternative Press Magazine's website, Altpress.com.
AEGES' second full length album, Above & Down Below, sees them galloping confidently over any notion of a sophomore slump. The band has taken another step forward with this collection of twelve songs that are as diverse and individual as they are seamless and flowing. It's an especially admirable feat when you consider how busy the band has stayed since releasing their debut full length,The Bridge, in 2012 (which Ghettoblaster Magazine called "one of the most promising debuts in recent memory"). They've effortlessly endured a couple different line-up changes that introduced guitarist/vocalist Cory Clark and drummer Mike Land. The revamped line-up, rounded out by founding member Kemble Walters (vocals/guitar) and Tony Baumeister (bass), was solidified in late 2013 when they began writing the songs that would become Above & Down Below. In between playing shows around the country withCoheed & Cambria, Silver Snakes, Pelican, Big Business and many more bands, as well as writing the new record, and dealing with the line-up changes, the band also found time to further expand their catalog by releasing the Southern Comfort 7" as well as theBad Blood split 7" with label mates Dust Moth (in which former guitarist Mark Holcomb currently plays). They also made a successful inaugural appearance at the annual SXSW Music Festival this past March, and will be heading out hard in support of the new album this fall.
Perhaps because of this steady flow of activity, the songs on Above & Down Below are extremely tight and focused, while being played with a loose confidence and swagger that oozes the spirit of rock and roll. Expanding upon the foundation of the sound that already drew influence from the 90's post-hardcore era, the new record mixes that same heavy edge of Quicksand with the more melodic heavy rock sheen of Soundgarden, Alice In Chains and Queens of the Stone Age. At times it's as heavy as lead, crushing and lurching hard, while other times it's melodic and hook-laden; usually you'll find this contrast within the same song, which is busy making itself quite at home in your head.
The album was mixed and mastered by Matt Hyde (Deftones, Slayer, Children of Bodom, Behemoth) at his home studio. The band self-produced the effort and Kemble recorded it at The Sound Portal. Casey Howard (Mastodon, Deftones, The Mars Volta, Avenged Sevenfold) handled the art direction, design and layout for the album. The Mylene Sheath (Pelican, Caspian, Junius, Dust Moth) will be releasing the album worldwide next week.
* Pre-order "Above & Down Below" at iTunes or The Mylene Sheath website
"Above & Down Below" Track List:
2. The Hunter
6. My Last Words
10. The Line
11. Wasted Time
12. As I Grow Old
Sept. 21 @ Lucky Strike Live Hollywood, CA (Album release show / FREE)
October residency, every Monday night @ Silverlake Lounge Los Angeles, CA (6/13/20/27 - FREE)
+ US Tour Dates Coming Soon!
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