American shoegaze/post-black metal band Chrome Waves has released their new studio album »Earth Will Shed Its Skin« on April 28th, 2023 via M-Theory Audio.
Watch a music video for the album’s third single »Broken« below!
02. Under The Weight Of A Billion Souls
03. The Long Rope
04. What Desperate Looks Like
05. The Nail
Courtesy of M-Theory Audio:
The Midwest post-black metal operatives Chrome Waves released the third single and music video from their album, »Earth Will Shed Its Skin«, out April 28th. Check out »Broken« now at all streaming/download platforms and watch the video HERE!
“»Broken« is a song that’s been in our demo folder for a couple years now,” explains guitarist Jeff Wilson. “For some reason it just never fit into the tracklist on a proper album until now. It’s definitely got the vibe of our earlier material, which was something we were aiming for this time; it’s also the perfect closer for this record.”
»Broken«, which Metal Injection described as “apparently it’s not gloomy enough outside, and that bleakness needs to invade your headphones as well,” follows two earlier listens into the new album – »The Nail« and »Under The Weight Of A Billion Souls«, which teased audiences with the group’s forward-thinking amalgamation of influences into something uniquely their own. Combining key elements of Chrome Waves’ sound, you’ll be entranced by the traditional and modern black metal aspects, while venturing into more ambient and alternative moments that pull you in balancing the light and darkness of their sound.
The new album, »Earth Will Shed Its Skin«, comes out worldwide April 28th. Engineered by Jeff Wilson and Tyler Watkins, with Tyler handling mixing and mastering with artwork was created by Valnoir/Metastazis (Alcest, Amorphis, Behemoth, Ulver). The album will be available on CD and two variant formats of limited vinyl, 250 copies on Blue Jay Splatter for the US, and 250 Clear & Silver color-in-color for UK/EU. Order CDs or LPs or stream digitally HERE!
While Chrome Waves formed in 2010 as a project amongst friends, guitarist Jeff Wilson continues what was begun before The Atlas Moth’s Stavros Giannopoulos became too busy and Gates Of Slumber drummer Bob Fouts’ unexpected passing. Through a series of several self-released single, EP and album releases Chrome Waves have built a reputation through music, live shows and critical response from publications like Spin, Billboard and Revolver to cement themselves an appreciation and uniqueness that sets the band apart from many in the scene.
In 2018 Jeff, whose resume includes work with Abigail Williams, Wolvhammer and Nachtmystium, with a full-time focus to concentrate on Chrome Waves teamed up with Amiensus’ James Benson on guitar, vocals and synth in aim to continue their vision adding in Nachtmystium bassist Zion Meagher to the core a couple years later. Drummer Garry Naples of Novembers Doom, Wolvhammer and Hatemonger performs drums on »Earth Will Shed Its Skin«.
Engineered by Jeff Wilson and Tyler Watkins.
Mixed and Mastered by Tyler Watkins.
Art and layout by Metastazis.
James Benson – Vocals, Guitar, Synth
Zion Meagher – Bass, Vocals
Garry Naples – Drums
Jeff Wilson – Guitar, Synth, Lap Steel, Vocals
Trumpet on »The Nail« by Mac Gollehon.
Saxophone on »The Long Rope« by Roman Pinter.