Melbourne Extreme Metal Rising Stars
Release Crushing New Single ‘Leviathan’
Melbourne extreme metal rising stars Larry Leadfoot release their crushing new single ‘Leviathan’ from their debut EP ‘Hellxotica’. Steeped with deep melodic grooves and monstrous riffs, ‘Leviathan’ is the soundtrack to a wonderful nightmare.
Featuring Tamarua Makiiti on vocals, ‘Leviathan’ creates a broader dimension and contrast in their music where the death metal gut-punch exists alongside some of the strongest material of bands of this ilk. High-gravity and supercharged instrumentation featuring a flurry of double kicks and ferocious riffs bolstering Makiiti’s guttural vocals cutting through the heaviness like shards of explosive power.
Drummer Nick Parkinson comments “Writing of the first song to be written by the band, Leviathan began to take form in a house in Hazelbrook in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney in 2008. Following the death of my father, I relocated to Waterloo in inner city Sydney with guitarist, Aaron, following me not long after. While both at audio college we met vocalist, Tama, and began writing the rest of the tunes in our shared warehouse. I received a small inheritance which gave us the means to begin pre-production and recording at home. All pre-production for the drums was done in the Waterloo warehouse but the remainder of the EP was recorded (in chronological order) in Katoomba, Blackheath, Lithgow, Bondi Beach, and Eastlakes NSW. All in assorted lofts / bedrooms. It was then sent off to Sweden for mixing and mastering by Jocke Skog. Fans can expect a mix of death metal insanity and originality, plus a sprinkling of doom and Latin beats which makes for a searing brew of blackened black metallic blackness that is inspired by the hectic environment that we grew up in”
Nick relocated to Melbourne and hooked up with guitarist/vocalist Daniel Phillip East, formerly of Melbourne psychestral rock outfit Artist Proof. After a string of shows along the East Coast including a performance at the Melbourne Wacken Metal Battle, Larry Leadfoot, forged a respected name for themselves as one of Melbourne’s finest extreme metal acts. With the release of ‘Leviathan’ from ‘Hellxotica’, Larry Leadfoot are here to stamp their mark in the Heavy Music Realm.
Written, Produced and Recorded by Larry Leadfoot.
Guitar, Bass, Synth, Electronics & Samples by Aaron White
Drums, Programming & Samples by Nick Parkinson
Vocals by Tama Makiiti
Cover design by Nick Parkinson, Daniel Phillip East and Chris Mangos.
Photography by Nick Parkinson & Daniel Phillip East.
Lyric Video by John Kaimakamis, Nightwatchers
Artwork by Marc Delano
Logo by Dan Norton