First Signs Of Frost Unleash Video For Relics

First Signs Of Frost
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London-based progressive post-hardcore band First Signs of Frost have released a music video for their brand new single ‘Relics’. The track, with lyrical content tackling the topic of narcissism, is taken from the band’s upcoming album Anthropocene, due for release in September 2022.

On the new single, guitarist Owen Hughes-Holland comments: “The theme for ‘Relics’ is one that approaches the subject of those who live in their own narcissistic bubble, generally looking down on others, and taking life, and even the earth itself for granted. The song outlines how we should be grateful to exist on this planet, and to bare in mind the vastness of the universe to put our own lives in perspective. I feel as though most people will have no doubt encountered someone like this in their life at some point, and can therefore take some sort of comfort and solace in the lyrics.”

Drawing influence from the likes of Deftones, Tool and Glassjaw, London-based four-piece First Signs Of Frost push boundaries with their unique blend of technical instrumentation, epic soundscapes and anthemic vocal melodies. Forming in 2004 with a line-up consisting of longtime friends Owen Hughes-Holland (vocals/guitar), Adam Mason (guitar), Will Gates (drums) and Dan Oehlman (bass), the band released their consequential debut EP In Our Final Chapter the following year.

In 2007 First Signs of Frost signed their first record deal with Japanese label Zestone Records, and after a successful UK tour supporting metal-core legends Exit Ten, they recruited Daniel Tompkins as their main vocalist. The band then began writing their debut album Atlantic, all whilst securing subsequent tours and major support slots with acts such as Deaf Havana, Enter Shikari, Architects, You Me At Six, and more.

Following a hiatus since the departure of Tompkins in 2009, founding members Owen Hughes-Holland and Adam Mason set out to resurrect the band. With a new lease of life and a fresh line-up, First Signs of Frost moulded their sound into a more groove and ambient direction, manifesting itself in the aptly titled 2017 EP The Shape of Things to Come, via Basick Records. With their well received EP in tow, the band took to the studio in late 2019 to work on their second full-length album, Anthropocene, this time with help of exciting new frontman Ronan Villiers. Now, with the forthcoming single ‘Loss’ in tow, the highly anticipated album following in September will be released through Alaskan Records. 2022 will be yet another landmark year for the progressive post-hardcore pioneers.

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