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Chrome Waves release new single and music video »The Nail« taken from their forthcoming album »Earth Will Shed Its Skin«

US shoegaze/post-black metal band Chrome Waves has released the second single and music video »The Nail« taken from their forthcoming album, »Earth Will Shed Its Skin«, due out on April 28th, 2023 via M-Theory Audio.

01. Forward
02. Under The Weight Of A Billion Souls
03. The Long Rope
04. What Desperate Looks Like
05. The Nail
06. Broken

Courtesy of M-Theory Audio:

Midwest post-black metal operatives Chrome Waves release the second single and music video from their forthcoming album. Check out »The Nail« now at all streaming/download platforms and watch the video HERE!

“I feel like every one of our albums ends up having an oddball track. Not that the song is out of place from the others, but it tends to push the boundaries of what we’re totally comfortable with at the time of recording,” explains guitarist and band founder Jeff Wilson. “That track this time around was, »The Nail«. We wanted to try some new instrumentation for this record, but this almost has an Alice In Chains goes country vibe in the first half, before retreating into utter chaos when Mac Gollehon shows up with a trumpet solo… some definite firsts for the band.”

»The Nail« follows »Under The Weight Of A Billion Souls«, which was the first taste of new music, released late last year when M-Theory announced our collaboration with Chrome Waves. 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 first single has one particular theme and was written with it in mind – responsibility towards your fellow man,” notes singer/guitarist James Benson. “Humanity as a whole and its greed and ability to hyper focus on only our small “tribe” and remain in echo chambers with social media while our neighbors suffer through turmoil in front of our blinded ways, and those with resources make no changes to help millions in poverty. It is a stark vision of our future collapse.”

Additionally, Chrome Waves have announced their new album will be released worldwide April 28th, entitled »Earth Will Shed Its Skin«. Engineered by Jeff Wilson and Tyler Watkins, with Tyler handling mixing and mastering. 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. Pre-order CDs or LPs or pre-save 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.

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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