Central US-based CHROME WAVES has issued the first single from their impending second full-length, Where We Live, nearing release in late September through Disorder Recordings. The new track “On The Precipice” makes its premiere through Decibel Magazine as preorders for the record are unveiled.
CHROME WAVES creates an emotive album full of dynamic aggression and brooding melody on Where We Live, with six new songs pushing further into post-black metal and post-rock territory. The lineup for the album sees new drummer Dustin Boltjes (Demiricous, Wretch, ex-Skeletonwitch) joining James Benson (Amiensus), and Jeff Wilson (Deeper Graves, ex-Nachtmystium, ex-Abigail Williams).
With the drums having been recorded by Daniel Farnsworth at Gravity Studio in Chicago (Smashing Pumpkins, Veruca Salt, Josh Homme), Where We Live was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Jeff Wilson at Disorder Recordings. The album features guest contributions of cello from Christopher Brown (Kakophonix) and vocals from Kim Dylla (ex-GWAR) and is completed with art and layout by Brian Sheehan/Legerdemain.
James Benson offers, “‘On The Precipice’ was written right as the Coronavirus pandemic was becoming an epidemic. A lot of what is written pertains to post apocalypse America. Where do we go? How tribal do we become?”
Jeff Wilson provides, “‘On The Precipice’ is a concise culmination of everything that James and I have been doing over the last year and a half or so with CHROME WAVES. It’s a good bridge into the new record with everything you’d expect from the band up to this point giving a little bit of something old, something new and something that will eventually come to be.”
Decibel writes with the song’s premiere, “Midwest post-black metallers CHROME WAVES (featuring former members of Skeletonwitch, Nachtmystium, Wolvhammer, Abigail Williams) have been on a creative tear since reactivating just two years ago. In 2019, they released their debut LP, A Grief Observed, and today they reveal the first track form the follow-up Where You Live, ‘On the Precipice.’”
Stream CHROME WAVES’ “On The Precipice” at Decibel Magazine RIGHT HERE.
CHROME WAVES will release Where We Live on limited CD and pink 12” vinyl runs and all digital platforms through Wilson’s own Disorder Recordings on September 25th.
Preorders can now be found at THIS LOCATION.
Watch for new, videos and much more to be issued in the coming weeks, including updates on CHROME WAVES’ upcoming custom reverb pedal, their own brand of mead, and more to post over the weeks ahead.
CHROME WAVES was rebooted in 2018 when guitarist Jeff Wilson took the lead and reformulated the band’s sound, and began constructing the band’s first material since their 2012-released eponymous debut EP. Since its reformation, the act has been incredibly proactive, releasing their debut LP, A Grief Observed, just months after getting back together.
Less than eight months later, the band issued The Cold Light Of Despair, collecting several new songs as well as covers of Nirvana, Slowdive, and Nick Cave songs. Five months after that, CHROME WAVES released a split album with Gridfailure, including a Joy Division cover, while they were immersed in the recording of what would become their second LP, the newly completed Where We Live. It was during this time that the band tragically lost their friend and bandmate, drummer Bob Fouts (The Gates Of Slumber, Nachtmystium).
Once again restructured and revitalized, the CHROME WAVES crew now delivers their most stunning work yet with Where We Live.