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Somnuri released new music video for »In The Grey« taken from their latest album »Nefarious Wave«

Photo by Susan Hunt

New York’s sludge metal trio Somnuri released a music video for the new single »In The Grey« taken from their latest album, »Nefarious Wave«, out on June 4th, 2021 via Blues Funeral Recordings.

The band comments: “»In The Grey« encompasses a lot of the different styles from our new record, »Nefarious Wave«. The song is about the idea of being stuck in limbo or oblivion and confronting that inner turmoil. The video was produced and directed by Susan Hunt (Five Sigma Films).”

Courtesy of Purple Sage PR: debut the absolutely devastating sonic whirlwind that is Somnuri’s new video »In The Grey« today! This new single once again shows that the NYC trio isn’t afraid to crush boundaries, inject contrast and a lot of different influences in their music, making it very exciting and unique. Don’t forget to stream and buy their new album »Nefarious Wave« on Blues Funeral Recordings!

Coming from the depths of Brooklyn, NYC, Somnuri weave together breakneck energy, infectious melodies, bludgeoning riffs and pounding grooves that share DNA with High On Fire, Mastodon, Baroness and Torche. A sprawling record full of time shifts and burning ambition, »Nefarious Wave« is a snapshot of survival and resilience in the band’s native Brooklyn, full of stark brutality and spacious hush. Embodying their refusal to concede or compromise, their sophomore album »Nefarious Wave« is a reflection of their undeniable ethic, a devastating musical worldview ready for those willing to inhabit it with them.

Nothing burnishes heaviness like being a DIY band in Brooklyn. The strength of will to survive in New York inevitably seeps into the music, and toughens the musical character of those who persevere. Somnuri started when two multi-instrumentalists sharing adjacent practice spaces heard like-minded styles and energies coming from next door. Justin Sherrell had played drums in Brooklyn bands Blackout, Tower, and Bezoar, but yearned to take on guitar and vocals. He heard Phil SanGiacomo (Family, Grandfather, Last Hours) pounding out polyrhythms through the wall and thought, ‘this could be the foundation of something awesome. Hitting the pavement with an underground cannabis delivery service to fund the band’s beginnings immediately catalyzed their uncompromising ethos. Somnuri self-released an ambitious and well-received debut LP in 2017, earning high marks from Decibel, Metal Injection, Invisible Oranges and Metalsucks, and powered ahead with a series of blistering shows. The arrival of bassist Philippe Arman in 2019 seemed to complete the band at last, with the addition of live vocal harmonies and slick yet thunderous low-end.

A sprawling record full of time and tempo shifts, their sophomore album »Nefarious Wave« is a story of survival and resilience. As naysayers flee the city, claiming the scene is dead and will never be what it used to, Somnuri is alive, breathing, adapting and mutating into something greater, and continues to push the possibilities of heavy music and the ideals of how a DIY band fights for their place. It was mixed by Phil SanGiacomo, and mastered by Justin Mantooth at Westend Recording Studios KC. The artwork was designed by Dani Otrajki.

Somnuri is:
Justin Sherrell – Guitars/Vocals (also bass on the album)
Philippe Arman – Bass
Phil SanGiacomo – Drums

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

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