Listen to new track from Poseidon ‘Chainbreaker’

By on 12 June 2017

This new track from Poseidon ‘Chainbreaker’ is taken from the band’s new album ‘Prologue’ which is out 21 July on Ripple Music. You can buy ‘Prologue’ here.

With their feet firmly planted in the dense sounds of 70s rock and doom metal, and having spawned afresh from the now defunct band Light Bearer, Poseidon bring together a sound that explores the vastness of sonic landscapes. From a rage of aggressive riffs, barked vocals and elemental drums to sea-deep rhythms and unearthly melodies, they invoke a catastrophic nature as they dive headfirst into an abyss of heavy rock. As best heard on new track ‘Chainbreaker’, where pulverizing guitars soundtrack moments of stark, barren beauty where Neurosis-like drones hang over nuclear test sites, threatening apocalypse with every note. Having already stormed major festivals such as DesertFest London, Bloodstock Open Air and Hard Rock Hell, and shared stages with the likes of Mastodon, Orange Goblin and Electric Citizen, Poseidon are also poised to hit the road this month for a UK-wide tour with Dallas rockers and fellow Ripple Music brethren Mothership.

Commenting, drummer Raza Khan said:

“Prologue, as the title suggests, is the introductory part of an ongoing narrative called The Medius Chronicle. This concept will carry through to future records and detail the collapse of civilization and its reconstruction all wrapped in a post apocalyptic sci-fi opera.”

“Poseidon’s sound stemmed out of a desire to create emotionally dense sludge combined with elements of sparse, melancholic atmosphere; invoking such bands as Pink Floyd and Neurosis to wider influences like Black Flag and 16 Horsepower. An aggressive mix of both classic and contemporary. Its musical arrangements are intrinsically tethered to themes of the lyrics, with sections and leitmotifs, which may reoccur in later records as the narrative progresses.”

Poseidon on tour:

25th June – Milton Keynes, UK – Craufurd Arms
26th June – Coventry, UK – The Phoenix
27th June – Manchester, UK – Factory
28th June – Edinburgh, UK – Bannermans
29th June – Cardiff, UK – Fuel
30th June – Bournemouth, UK – The Anvil
1st July – London, UK- The Black Heart

Poseidon are:

Raza Khan – Drums
Matt Norris – Guitar
Matthew Bunkell – Bass/Vocals
Jamie Starke – Guitar




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