THECITYISOURS SHARE “BODY COUNT” VIDEO — WATCH
COMA OUT TODAY, OCTOBER 22, VIA ARISING EMPIRE
“OH MY LIFE! These guys are savage heavy” — Alex Baker, Kerrang! Radio
” …metalcore at its most infectious” — Rock Sound
“…punches and soars in all the right places” — Kerrang
“…impassioned melodies and neck-snapping fervour” — Metal Hammer
THECITYISOURS have released the video for “Body Count.” Watch it here. The video was directed by the band’s very own Oli Duncanson.
The song appears on the band’s new album COMA, out today, October, 22 via Arising Empire. It will be available on CD and as colored vinyl.
Founding member MikeyPage comments, “‘Body Count’ is a song for anybody that was ever told they weren’t enough. Despite coming from anger, this track is more about development and growth through talking about your issues and demons, instead of ignoring them, hoping they’ll go away. We came to the realization that the way to get the best out of the band was to stay true to ourselves and our core values, so we put this track together to reinforce that ideology and encourage others to do the same.”
Page continues, “We wanted this record to symbolize hope — a beacon of positivity through adversity and proof that even in your lowest moments, things can and will get better if we support each other. We couldn’t be more excited for people to experience the journey that is COMA with us. We hope listeners are able to take something positive away from it, in which ever way they need.”
COMA was recorded, engineered, and mixed by long-time collaborator Oz Craggs (Feed the Rhino, Neck Deep) at Hidden Track Studios and mastered by Ermin Hamidovic (Architects, Periphery, Northlane) at Systematic Productions.
THECITYISOURS is a five-piece metal band from London who quickly garnered attention and growing support for peers, industry, and fans alike, thanks to a high-octane live show and the success of their debut album. LOW (2019) smashed into the Top 5 of the iTunes metal charts with several singles appearing in editorial playlists of Amazon, Deezer and Spotify — including covers on New Core and Metal UK.
Following the departure of long-standing vocalist Sam Stolliday (read the full statement here), THECITYISOURS unexpectedly found themselves in unknown territory. Twelve months on, they are back with new vocalist Oli Duncanson and ready to welcome a brand new era of TCIO.
Duncanson recounts, “I remember being shown some demos of some new songs prior to Sam’s departure and absolutely loving the direction and progression of the band’s sound. As soon as Mikey told me about the opening in the band, I knew I had to take a chance!”
Page adds, “Oli has been a part of our team for a long time. He is a very well-respected entity in his own right amongst the music scene. We’d seen snippets of his capabilities over the years, so when he registered an interest in becoming a part of CITY, we knew we had to explore. And we clicked instantly.”
Welcome a brand new era of THECITYISOURS.
Oli Duncanson | Vocals
Mikey Page | Vocals/Guitar
Jamie Deeks | Bass
Stuart Mercer | Guitar
Louis Giannamore | Drums