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SUNSET JUNKIES Brisbane Prog-Metallers Release Of Their Virtuosic New Single ‘Love & War’
Brisbane Prog-Metallers Sunset Junkies release their virtuosic new single ‘Love & War’ taken from their highly anticipated sophomore album ‘Darkness Visible’. ‘Love & War’ is a multi-layered, complex in its construction, varied and dramatic track that showcases the remarkable diversity that is characteristic of its composers.
Challenging modern progressive metal by taking inspiration from a wide array of genres, Sunset Junkies boast a strong repertoire highlighting their impeccable musicianship, explosive heaviness and ambitious arrangements. This addictive new single treats the listener to savage riffs, groovy bass & drum rhythm patterns, anthemic choruses, melodic fretwork, and soaring choral layers that warrants multiple listens. The instrumentation oscillates between ferocious riffs curating inevitable tension and spacious passages to create a colorful soundscape for vocalists Byron Short & Ellie Jane’s chant-along melodies. ‘Love & War’, yet again cements the group’s affinity towards high-quality production and willingness to expand their creative horizons!
Vocalist and Producer Byron Short speaks: “Love & War is the last single lifted from the soon to be released album ‘Darkness Visible’. It’s a sprawling, epic track exploring the depths of depravity inside a broken relationship. The song presents an array of infectious grooves and massive riffs and features a sizzling lead vocal from powerhouse frontwoman Ellie Jane. A truly progressive offering, ‘Love & War’ is indicative of the scope of the forthcoming album, available now for preorder through Wild Thing Music Store”
Sunset Junkies boasts a unique amalgamation of progressive metal, djent, and rock to create a dramatic and powerful wall of sound showcasing the band’s remarkable diversity and musicianship. Since releasing their debut album ‘Cosmos’, the band has forged a respected name for themselves as one of the finest Prog-Metal band’s in South East Queensland. Building on the grandiosity and scope of ‘Cosmos’, ‘Darkness Visible’ explores the depths of the soul rather than the expanses of the universe and the result is a progressive metal masterpiece.
Written & Produced by Byron Short
Mixed by David Bottrill & Ryan McCambridge
Mastered by Michael Lynch
Recorded by Byron Short & Stefan Fuller at Endurance Studio
Artwork by Roberto Segate
Graphic Design by Byron Short & Sharee Spencer
Music Video by Hugh Whitehouse
Photo by Elizabeth Sharpe