UK progressive metallers OHHMS discharge another punishing salvo with their new song « The Magician » on Terrorizer. Brace yourselves in anticipation of the band’s debut album, coming out March 31st on Holy Roar Records.
Vocalist Paul Waller tells us more about their anti-establishment new song:
« We have tackled the subject of GMOs contaminating the food we eat on our debut EP in the song ‘Bad Seeds’, which highlighted corporate greed and the huge amounts of cash that can be saved by cutting corners. I was shocked that the information was out there in the public domain, and yet we just ignore it and continue to eat poisons day after day.
Musically, it was the first ‘fast’ song that we had ever written, although in reality its pretty much mid-paced and even though it lasts a little over eight minutes in total, I only managed to fit in one verse, one middle eight and a killer chorus at the end. It’s all it needed. It’s disgusting and angry enough, so any more riffs or anymore vocals would have been sensory overload.”
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As fearless explorers of the heavy music scope, OHHMS quickly build a strong reputation among the UK’s underground scene, which leads them to play big festivals such as Desertfest, ArcTanGent, Temples, Incubate, as well as playing alongside The Skull, Conan, Rolo Tomassi, The Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell and many more. Three years after their thunderous beginnings, the band is back in March 2017 with their debut full-length « The Fool » on Holy Roar Records. True to themselves, OHHMS continue their boundary-free ascension in quest of the sonic panacea, more determined than ever to brand minds with their cathartic, transcending creations.
OHHMS have developed a loyal following amongst those that love their rock sludge-fueled, progressive, heavy and intense. Spanning the course of sixty minutes, « The Fool » delivers five thunderous songs that focus on corporate and personal politics, taking their lyrical cues from the likes of Crass and politically-charged hardcore punk, all the while wrapping these critical themes in elegant tarot-inspired packaging courtesy of Italy’s Black Sails Design.