By Owen Morawitz |
Tyler Norris is a busy guy. Alongside metalcore revivalists Foreign Hands, Norris also does ax duties in DC’s Wristmeetrazor outfit and bass slings for metal hardcore sluggers Simulakra (not to mention his currently dormant but nonetheless dormant straight-edge band). revered Vicious Embrace). And with a recent announcement, Norris shows no signs of slowing down.
Following the release of their exceptional bleed the dream EP for DAZE earlier this year – a Bruce HV record from No Echo hailed as a “flawless” example of the “alchemical joy of metalcore’s revered delights, renewed” – the Delaware-based quintet has now been picked up by the giants of heavy music, SharpTone Records, with work on their debut album in progress.
To celebrate their new union, the band have released a scorching single, While You Wait, recorded with none other than producer and maestro engineer Will Putney, best known for his work with Knocked Loose, Stray From the Path, Counterparts and more. countless other must-haves of the scene.
Watch the video for “Chlorine Tears” below:
On the intent and creative process behind their latest single, the band comments:
“’Chlorine Tears’ was written knowing that we had to go into the studio to record, so there was definitely a bit of pressure there. The song was written in a more collaborative way than we had ever done before and ended up coming together pretty quickly once we had everyone on deck.
“Obviously Will Putney is a huge name in heavy music – we all know his material very well and were delighted to have the opportunity to work with him on this track. Will grew up listening to a lot of bands that We take He was therefore able to help us refine “Chlorine Tears” while staying true to our sound. The same can be said for the recording process: He brought out the best in each of us as we went. that we record our parts, and it really shows on the finished product.
A little like bleed the dream“Chlorine Tears” finds Foreign Hands fusing crushing heaviness with emotional honesty and fist-pounding catharsis in the vein of sonic touchstones like early Converge, Poison the Well and 7 Angels 7 Plagues.
Buy and stream “Chlorine Tears” here.
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