OHHMS share resonant video off new album "Exist" out Nov. 9 on Holy Roar Records ; UK tour with Boss Keloid kicks off tomorrow!
Vocalist Paul Waller enlightens us about the song: « When I was younger I found militant straight edge guys and gals just the worst people to converse with. All they would talk about is how straight edge they were and how they despise people smoking and drinking in front of them. 15 years on, and now its militant vegans that always give me terminal earache. I get it already. It’s only been in the last 5 years that I have stopped eating meat myself so who am I to judge anyone else? I’m happy with the way in which I live my life and if you are happy with the way in which you live yours then that’s ace right? ‘Shambles’ is my story and mine alone, it’s why I chose to no longer eat meat and why I refuse to judge others that do. »
The video was directed by Craig Murray, who also previously worked with the likes of Birds In Row, Mogwai and Converge.
Initially planned for a 2020 release, OHHMS’ sophomore album ‘Exist’ was born earlier as a strong will to bring to the table topics that are dear to the band. They once again sail through the heavy scope and manage to blend all their influences in one massive, down-tuned and melodic piece of Art. Definitely their darkest and catchiest outing ever. ‘Exist’ will be released on November 9th via Holy Roar Records.
Out November 9th on Holy Roar Records
Vinyl and CD preorder available here
1. Subjects 23.00
1. Shambles 7.07
2. Calves 6.50
3. Firearms 6.22
OHHMS are currently gearing up for their UK tour in support of the new album release. The band invited Manchester’s progressive heavy unit Boss Keloid to join them, catch them on one of the dates below:
23.10.18 – BRISTOL – Exchange
24.10.18 – NOTTINGHAM – The Maze
25.10.18 – BIRMINGHAM – The Victoria
26.10.18 – LEICESTER – Vault
27.10.18 – GLASGOW – Classic Grand Lounge
10.11.18 – MANCHESTER – Satan’s Hollow
11.11.18 – LONDON – The Boston Music Room
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 major events such as Desertfest, ArcTanGent, Bloodstock, Damnation, Incubate and many others. Three years after their thunderous beginnings, the band returns in March 2017 with their debut full-length « The Fool » on Holy Roar Records. Widely acclaimed by the press and fans, it is praised as « the real deal » (Metal Hammer), « a ultra-heavy, emotionally-charged debut album » (Kerrang) and « a convincingly heavy magnum opus » (The Quietus), quickly elevating the UK five piece to a whole new level.
True to themselves, OHHMS continue their boundary-free ascension to transcending sonic peaks, while making a point at raising awareness about animal rights and social matters with their unique and cathartic brand of artistry. In 2018, the band announces the release of their second album ‘Exist’, due out November 9th on Holy Roar Records.
Paul Waller – Vocals
Max Newton – Drums
Chainy Rabbit – Bass
Marc Prentice – Guitar
Stuart Day – Guitar