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Swiss alternative metal outfit Trounce share a visualizer video for their brand new single »Walls«

Swiss alternative metal outfit Trounce share a visualizer video for a brand new single »Walls« taken from their upcoming debut album, »The Seven Crowns« + »Live at Roadburn«, set to released on October 20th, 2023 via Hummus Records.

Courtesy of Epicerie Libre:

Trounce are releasing a brand new single »Walls« today and begin their tour in Switzerland tonight.

Visualizer for the single »Walls« on YouTube!

The single »Walls« is also available on digital platforms!

About the new single “Walls”: “I somehow blended all my influences from heavy and extreme music into this one track. It’s a song I absolutely love performing live, and it’s a personal favorite on the album. Though I believe it’s a challenging song to listen to, as it takes the listener on an wild ride from noisy punk D-beat to epic choruses with blastbeats, and then dives into super technical and chaotic sections. If I had to compare it to food, it would be like goat cheese stick filled with chocolate, deep-fried in fish sauce, wrapped in gorgonzola-flavored marshmallow, marinated in maple syrup, and garnished with pickles.” — Jona Nido

Trounce is the new band of Jonathan Nido (founder / CEO of Hummus Records and guitarist of Coilguns) surrounded by illustrious musicians gravitating around the Hummus Records label (details below). The project was instigated by the prestigious Roadburn Festival, the European Mecca of heavy music commissions Hummus Records in 2022 for an exclusive project to present on stage this year’s festival.

Photo by Roberto Romano

The album will be released as one piece of work including 11 songs recorded in the studio as well as 11 more from recorded live at Roadburn Festival. Both versions offer some unique tracks as well as some alternative versions of the same songs. »The Seven Crowns« will be available on Oct. 20th as a double CD including the Live at Roadburn recordings as well as on a deluxe triple vinyl edition.

To be released on October 20th – Triple LP, LP, 2CD, Digital – Pre-order the album here:

Behind Trounce’s boastful name hides the Roadburn-instilled new projet of Jonathan Nido (mastermind of Hummus Records and guitar player in the infamous Coilguns): the European Mecca of heavy music commissions Hummus Records in 2022 for a exclusive projet to present on stage this year’s festival.

To honor that flattering proposal, Nido digs up from his covid-drawers some Dark Funeral inspired riffs, and gather a troup of noisemongers surrounding the label: the staggering Luc Hess (Coilguns, Louis Jucker, Closet Disco Queen) on drums, the falsely retired Renaud Meichtry (Kruger) on vocals, the young prodigy Léa Martinez (Svarts, Etienne Machine) on Moog and vocals, Naser Ardelean (Yrre) on guitar and the noisy Anna Sauter (Yrre, Dubuk) on samplers – with the massive help of Kevin Galland’s live sound and Guillaume Ducommun’s impressive lightshow.

Trounce play their seminal show on April 2023 in Tilburg (NL), blowing away the 2000 people attending Roadurn’s “Terminal” stage that day. In the meanwhile, what might have looked like a black-metal parade has turned into hybrid and epic reckless rock, merging ferocious blastbeats with shoegaze, doom, noise and refreshing punkness.

Trounce then dives, with reduced personal including Icare’s Axel Vuille on drums, in the recording of »The Seven Crowns«: a frantic interpretation of Roadburn repertoire boosted with another five shellacking songs. The eleven pieces switch from nocturnal to solar, feature epic charges and metallic bulk, topped with vocals between preaching and vociferation, about the usual topics – a lot of people dying, God the Father and the other way round.

The project serves as a playground for Jonathan Nido’s artistic deviations, and the band aims to deliver a complete experience from the studio to the live environment. With photographs by Roberto Romano and illustrations by Bryan Maita, Trounce also offers a very bleak yet beautiful visual landscape to complement their work.

Concerts in Switzerland:
06.10 – Saint-Gall (CH) – Palace
07.10 – Nyon (CH) – Usine à Gaz
28.10 – Fribourg (CH) – Fri-son [Hummus Fest]
03.11 – Zürich (CH) – Rote Fabrik
04.11 – Neuchâtel (CH) – Case à Chocs
18.11 – Bâle (CH) – Sommercasino [Hummus Fest]
02.12 – Genève (CH) – Groove
16.12 – Monthey (CH) – Pont Rouge – [Hummus Fest]

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

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