London based metallers JASON PAYNE & THE BLACK LEATHER RIDERS will release their debut EP ‘The Abyss’ on July 16th. Today the band has unleashed their new single for ‘The Purge’, available now on all streaming platforms.
Jason Payne on ‘The Purge’:
“Very proud and excited to release our new single “The Purge”. It’s a song that talks about feeling stuck in your own prison and then you fight your own demons and you set yourself free from the pain. It was inspired by a personal chapter in my life and with the ideology of cleansing yourself from the sins and mistakes you did in the past. It’s about forgiving yourself and move on.
A powerful, upbeat, riff-driven, sing-along new single in support of my upcoming EP, with a music video shot in the legendary Camden Town venue ‘The Underworld’ to accompany.”
Stream the single here:
Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/the-purge-single/1566505556
Amazon Music: https://deezer.page.link/eDD5wWzx7pA136kx9
Jason Payne on ‘The Abyss’ EP and coverart:
“Writing this EP was a sensational experience for me. Lyrics are very personal and me and the guys put our hearts and soul in making this. It’s the most powerful, boldest and heaviest work we’ve ever done so far. I believe this sets new standards for our future works and I couldn’t be prouder of what we achieved by creating such a unique work of art.
We named it the Abyss due to the dark period of time we’ve been going through, due to the pandemic. However, by diving into an abyss, for us, it doesn’t necessarily mean to hit the ground and die, but to be reborn. If we learn something from life is that every time we have to face a hard path, we have to find a way of overcoming those obstacles. These tracks are full of rage, insanity and introspective moods.
Fall into the glooms of darkness with us. Launch date: 16th July 2021.”
‘The Abyss’ EP Tracklist:
1. The Dark (feat. Daisy Pepper)
2. Breathing Rage (feat. Andy Martongelli)
3. The Purge
Earlier Jason revealed of their upcoming 6-tracks EP “The Abyss”:
“The Dark is a song that sums up the theme of this EP, “The Abyss”. It’s about death, obscurity and the “nothing”. It talks of things like trying to reach to the void, feeling confused and betrayed, and about a person that’s losing his essence. Without a consciousness, and with no purpose in our lives, we’re just a bunch of roamers taking a road to the abyss, and that leads us to the dark and lashes us to insignificant beings floating in “the nothing”.
When I was writing this EP, I got affected by the outside world. It’s a dark period that we’re living. I caught the essence and the feelings that this time put me through and made a whole EP about existentialism and nihilism. This period made me question who am I, what’s my purpose, what have I done with my life and what if this all ends now? Would it matter? Do we matter? Does life matters? Of course, it does! In my opinion, there’s no point of doing anything or living if this doesn’t matter. However, when I wrote this EP, I don’t give you the bright side of the story. That’s for the fans to find out. My whole point with this work is to make people question their lives and feel these emotions. This record means so much to me, since it’s about everything I felt and still feel. I’m a person who never stops asking questions. I always want to know more. Specially, when it comes to existentialism, I’m always in internal conflict, since I question everything. This is my message, this is my music and it’s about how I feel, and hopefully, people will relate to it.”
Recently, the band launched their Patreon fundraising campaign, check it out and support, here: https://www.patreon.com/thejasonpayne
Stay tuned for more details.
May 20th, the band performed live their new single ‘The Dark’ at Under The Bridge (Chelsea Football Stadium). The band has posted the official live video on their YouTube channel, in case you missed it, watch it here:
‘The Dark’ single was released on June 4th.
Also watch ‘The Dark’ official video, here: or via VEVO: https://youtu.be/WqONzeGUCtY
With a history boasting over 300,000 streams, 50 live shows and a modest lifetime of musical creation with past acts, London based metal artist Jason Payne has taken 2020 to embark on a new journey; JASON PAYNE & THE BLACK LEATHER RIDERS. A culmination and reincarnation of his strongest rock compositions, with numerous releases ready and waiting taking influence from the likes of Slash, Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park, Korn, and many other legendary over the years. Think big riffs, impactful grit-laden vocals, and an energy just screaming to be invited to the live stage.
Watch the official video for ‘Waking The Damned’, for their debut single, here:
Photo credit: Blackham Images