Metal quartet Arkdown release video for new single ‘Badlands’

Metal quartet Arkdown release video for
new single ‘Badlands’

New record Terra Phasma out 3rd December 2021

Photo Credit: Stephen Midgley

UK metal quartet Arkdown have released a video for their pummelling new single ‘Badlands’. The track offers another glimpse of the band’s upcoming record Terra Phasma, due for release on 3rd December 2021.

Check out the video for ‘Badlands’ here:

Stream ‘Badlands’ here:

The band explain the meaning behind the new single:

“‘Badlands’ is very much a song about falling out of love and growing apart from someone. I took a lot of influence from one of my favourite lyricists, Tom Weaver, of the band Casey when I was writing this. We’ve all been through relationships that have gone sour. Similar to the first single we put out, ‘Harbingers’, ‘Badlands’ is my way of saying there’s no hard feelings, I’m over it, I’m happy where I am. Music is something in the toolboxes of many people when it comes to dealing with their issues and I’m no exception. If someone is experiencing what I’m talking about in my lyrics I’d like to think that it’ll give them solace in the idea that they aren’t alone.”

Arkdown have also announced a hometown Terra Phasma release show, set to take place on 3rd December at Corporation in Sheffield. The show is Arkdown‘s first since March 2020 and marks vocalist Joe Hallam‘s debut performance with the band. 

Tickets are on sale here:

Arkdown are a four-piece metal band from Sheffield, UK. Formed in late 2015, the quartet draw heavily on modern metalcore and death metal influences, framed by their signature melodic, yet heavy, riff-based style.

Self-releasing their single ‘In Torment’ and their debut EP The Calling whilst touring the length of UK, Arkdown have supported a glut of heavy hitters in the scene, from Fit For An Autopsy and Oceans Ate Alaska, to Kingdom of Giants and A Night in Texas.

With the release of their second standalone single ‘Miasmic’, Arkdown‘s sound matured and extended their reach, as they broke out of the UK to play shows in mainland Europe – before COVID-19 put on the brakes. Arkdown spent that time refining their line-up and sound before working on their upcoming record, Terra Phasma.

Check out previous single ‘Harbingers’ here:

Arkdown are:

Joe Hallam – Vocals
Mike Dyson – Guitar
Mike Walker – Guitar
Alex Roberts – Drums

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