Oakland-based one-man post-metal band Wrack led by multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Tyler Cox (ex-Totimoshi, The Mass, Thought Leaders) stream the new single »Repulsive Gravity« exclusively on Metal Injection.
»Repulsive Gravity« is the title track of his forthcoming EP, which will be released on March 18th, 2022 via King Of Sticks Records.
01. Repulsive Gravity
02. Abyss Within
03. No Body
Recorded and mixed by Tyler Cox.
Additional engineering by Matt Cohen.
Mastered by Thomas Dimuzio.
Artwork and design by SoloMacello.
Courtesy of US / THEM Group:
Bay Area post-metal artist Wrack shares the title track from their forthcoming »Repulsive Gravity« EP today via Metal Injection. Hear and share »Repulsive Gravity« HERE.
Wrack is a one-man metal band formed in 2009 by Bay Area producer and multi-instrumentalist Tyler Cox. The music of Wrack at times recalls the aggro post-metal of early Isis, the patient math-riffing of »Nothing«-era Meshuggah, or the grandiose soundscapes of proggier Enslaved. But make no mistake, Wrack is steadfastly its own entity. Cox exploits his singular control of the project to express a holistic vision of heavy riffs, menacing vocals, doomy atmospheres, and organic, no-bullshit production.
Tyler Cox broke into the underground Bay Area music scene in 2000 when he formed the jazz-punk quartet The Mass (Crucial Blast Records) on drums. The band made waves locally and internationally with its unique blend of mathy, angular thrash, hardcore, free jazz, and a shifting, genre-defying approach to songwriting.
In 2004, Cox joined Oakland heavy rock trio Totimoshi on drums and toured the US supporting acts like High On Fire, Melvins, and Helmet. In 2011, he branched out on bass, joining Noah Landis (Neurosis) and Wes Anderson (Idiot Flesh) in a power trio called Young Lions. He is currently playing bass in the wiry, modern post-punk Oakland band Thought Leaders.
»Repulsive Gravity« is the third Wrack EP, following 2018’s »Hollow Sun« and 2009’s »Graveyard«. Conceived and meticulously produced over a two-year period of pandemic-induced solitude, »Repulsive Gravity« is the heaviest and most cohesive Wrack release to date. The 3-song, 26-minute EP fuses the aggro ferocity of Hollow Sun with ominous, simmering doom first heard on Graveyard. A suffocating, dread-soaked atmosphere permeates, gluing dissonant riffs, churning polyrhythms, and raw, bellowed vocals into a cinematic, apocalyptic musical journey.
»Repulsive Gravity« is the culmination of Tyler Cox’s twenty-plus years’ dedication to refining his artistic vision and musical skill. Its uncompromising, honest approach to metal will appeal to fans who crave an authentic, forward-thinking, and crushing musical experience.
»Repulsive Gravity« will be available on CD and download on March 18th, 2022 via King Of Sticks Records.