Fresh off releasing their debut self-titled EP, Melbourne quintet FIGURES are back with new EP Chronos on 16 June.
The band have also unveiled new video ‘Recoil’; first premiered on themusic.com.au, check it out here:
The massive, riff-heavy track, Recoil, comes along with a video and is dedicated to the memory and tragic loss of their friend and fan, Mick Mills, to Lymphoma.
Simon Edgell, Guitarist for the band, wants the world to know this one is for him. “‘Slick’ Mick Mills was a close personal friend of the band since meeting Simmo and Josh through work years ago. He was diagnosed with Lymphoma in September of 2016. He died only 9 months later at the young age of 27. He was a great guitar player and like a little brother to Simmo, who wouldn’t be the guitarist he is without those countless hours jamming together. His favourite Figures track was Recoil and he was always front row when we dropped it. He was a proper fan, we never want to forget him and what that song used to make him feel. RIP ‘Slick’ Mick, we’ll miss him but we will never forget him and this video clip was never released in time for him to see it. Guaranteed if he had have seen it, in true Mick style he would have most certainly lost his shit.”
The EP will be available for pre-order from this Friday 5 May, with ‘Recoil’ as the instant grat track for fans upon pre-order.
Having had their first EP see widespread coverage worldwide, FIGURES have made their mark on critics and music lovers alike, with industry stalwarts not shy on professing their love for what the group is doing. Now new EP Chronos is not only going to keep the band at the forefront of bands to watch out for in 2017, but it might just shift the boat completely starboard into wholly new waters.
Featuring the band’s usual earth-shattering explosive riffs, expertly crafted with intricate and powerful melodies, FIGURES exhibit complete dominance at their hard rock sonances. Having adapted and evolved in a few short months, they execute a surplus of pulsating grooves, thunderous drum and bass lines and a diverse technical prowess. Chronos will undoubtedly cement the quintet as mainstays in the Australian heavy music circle.
Frontman Mark Tronson thoroughly shines in Chronos, where his crisp and pervasive vocal ability, ranging from soaring vocals along with some piercing screams, is one of the many outstanding features of exceptional quality.
With shows alongside Caligula’s Horse, Twelve Foot Ninja and Superheist already in the books, the band, notorious for a live show like no other, are intent on steering towards stages across the globe and carving their name into the minds of new faces, so that nobody ever forgets the name FIGURES.