Flaming Wrekage release new single and announce new album ‘Cathedral Of Bones’
Sydney thrash & death metal masters Flaming Wrekage have released ‘The Voiceless,’ the first single from their upcoming full-length studio album ‘Cathedral of Bones’. The forthcoming release will be unleashed via Blood Blast Distribution on February 25th, 2021 and will be celebrated with a huge launch at one of Sydney’s best live music venues, The Crowbar on March 5th.
Flaming Wrekage have never been afraid of laying it all on the line. Countless Australian tours, storming through Europe, and sweating it out in jam-packed venues throughout Indonesia amongst the dense tropical humidity, while fans destroyed themselves launching from the rafters. They’ve dislocated knees on stage, had merch go missing on tour, been locked out of hotels at 4am, and have even been kicked out of a country! They’ve shared stages with metal royalty including Soilwork (SWE), Power Trip (USA), Omnium Gatherum (Fin), and Psycroptic and throw themselves at everything they do with full force and uncompromising passion.
True to form, new single ‘The Voiceless’ and its upcoming video clip dives deep into some truly personal territory. Sonically, the song is classic melodeath styles delivered with that Flaming Wrekage flair. A chorus and hook that grow in size each time you hear them meets a tight grooving riff throughout the verses. The song sets up for a monumental wall of guitars and builds into a pummeling crescendo through the middle section. Matt Thornton delivers one of the most “trustworthy blasts” with rock-solid support from bassist Lach Campbell on the five-string. Visually, the video clip tells the story of a girl trapped in silence; voiceless and unheard while a brother tries desperately to reach out and help, coming face to face with the reality of the impossible barriers that exist between them.
Dave Lupton (Vocals & Guitar) tells us what the song means lyrically:
This song was pretty challenging to record, not just because it has some tricky parts for everyone, but because the lyrics are profoundly personal and the execution had to be perfect. I busted my own chops more than our engineer/producer Chris Themelco on this one. It had to be right. The song tackled growing up with my disabled sister and the challenges that that brings. It was tough for everyone, but none more so than her. My parents have made a lot of sacrifices and are still very happily married, which is unbelievable. The song can be interpreted in many ways, but I think the main takeaway is overcoming the mental battle within yourself and moving through immense communicative hurdles. I’d like to use this song and video clip to bring to light the great work that disability workers across Australia do, and to help expand the limited resources that are available.
This first release proves that Flaming Wrekage are by no means slowing down on their third album. They continue to further build and develop what was already an uncompromising sound, into new territories and levels of progression – still never afraid to wear their hearts on their sleeves. If you haven’t already, now’s a great time to dig through the back catalogue of one of Australia’s most solid heavy acts. For now, dive into their new release ‘The Voiceless’ and get ready for February 25th – when Flaming Wrekage unleash ‘Cathedral of Bones’ in full.
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