Newcastle melodic metal sensations Purenvy just released their crushing new single ‘Sweet Poison’. Featuring blasting drums, thrashing riffs & belting vocals, the group delivers a fierce anthem surrounding the hardships of addiction & recovery.
‘Sweet Poison’ is the culmination of over a year’s worth of creative frustration, resulting in some of the group’s strongest work to date that warrants multiple listens. Treating listeners to a tasteful combination of modern, classic, and thrash metal genres, this is the band’s first offering since the release of their sophomore album ‘Redemption’ (2018). Underneath its blistering exterior, ‘Sweet Poison’ carries a deeper message as vocalists Adam Kiefel and Josip Malkoč explore the damaging nature of substance abuse.
Drummer Zac Swan on the new release “This song originally started as a riff that our guitarist and vocalist Josip brought to a rehearsal session. The lyrics are pretty self-explanatory, we’ve all battled with addiction at some point, and it can be difficult to take the first step toward getting better. Recording the song was a lot of fun. The drums have a lot of different feels, between the straight 4/4 and the more swung 6/8 sections, but also there were a lot of opportunities to try some new techniques with chokes, dynamics, and double kicks.”
No strangers to the music scene, Purenvy’s body of work has been garnering national coverage & airplay including features on Heavy Mag, Wall Of Sound, MetalGodsTV, Loud Mag, Rebel FM, and more. The band’s electric live performances have landed them appearances at festivals such as Steel Assassins (Sydney), OutmoshYaMa (Brisbane), Thrashfest (Melbourne), Thrashville (Hunter Valley), and most recently Metal Alliance Festival (Sydney). With the release of ‘Sweet Poison’, more new music & a national tour to follow, Purenvy is hungrier than ever to bring their blend of heavy metal across the nation to their ever-growing fanbase.’Sweet Poison’ is out now via lnk.to/SweetPoisonPE
Catch ‘Sweet Poison’ live via purenvy.com.au
Adam Kiefel – Vocals & Guitars
Josip Malkoc – Vocoals & Guitars
Zac Swan – Drums
Dave Lewsam – Bass
Purenvy hail from the steel city of Newcastle, Australia. Fusing elements of thrash metal with harmonies reminiscent of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, Purenvy have been perfecting their craft for many years, appealing to a wide range of heavy music fans, and attracting a loyal following along the way.
After the 2013 release of their first album “As The Light Fades”, Purenvy focused on refining their style and released their second album “Redemption” in June 2018. “Redemption” received overwhelmingly positive reviews, including a feature on Wall of Sound’s podcast “Up Against the Wall”. The accompanying video for the single “Deception” has also gained popularity on social media for its creative take on the unique Australian metal scene.
Purenvy has been honing their live performances up and down the east coast of Australia, developing an electric and entertaining stage presence in all types of venues. With many appearances at festivals such as Steel Assassins (Sydney), OutmoshYaMa (Brisbane), Thrashfest (Melbourne), Thrashville (Hunter Valley), and most recently Metal Alliance Festival (Sydney) Purenvy provide a memorable and professional show wherever they play.
2022 is set to be a great year for the band after COVID interrupted their plans of touring in Japan. Purenvy is currently finishing up on recording new material for their next release armed with thrashing new songs, the band is looking to take their music to other countries as soon as we can all fly again.
Written, Produced, and Performed by Purenvy Mixed and Mastered by Chris Themelco, Monolith Studios Music Video by Kye Smith Creative Photography by Lewis Morley Artwork by Ali Samhoun