“The song is a wickedly heavy slice of metalcore that leans into the tangled stylings of bands like Botch and Zao, while still providing the heart-on-sleeve catchiness of a group like Poison the Well.” – Revolver
Canadian metalcore band Serration are the latest act to join the buzzy metal and hardcore label, DAZE. The band will drop their debut album, Simulations Of Hell, through the label later this year, but for now fans can get a taste of what to except with new single “A Suicide Note in Midi Format.” The song brings together an uproarious blend of frantic drums, crushing breakdowns, and unique electronic samples. Vocalist Cody Dewald’s frenzied screams trade off with cleanly sung guest vocals from Dying Wish’s Emma Boster, makes for palpable listen. This marks the second time the two bands’s have joined forces, previously releasing a split together in 2018.
Speaking on the collaboration, Serration stated:
“Dying Wish and Serration have been best friends since the inception of our bands, from our first tour together, to our split, we’ve always had plans to be doing music together as bands. It was a pleasure to have Emma sing on our latest single from our first LP, no one could do it better.”
Serration have also announced an upcoming tour with fellow Canadians and labelmates, A Mourning Star, starting March 10th in their hometown of Calgary, AB and including a stop at the DAZE showcase serving as a pre-show to Louisville, KY’s LDB Fest on March 16th. Full dates below.
Formed in 2018 to write “Turmoil worship” Serration have been seeing a steady rise in the metal and hardcore scene. The band broke out that year with the release of their EP, Shrine of Eternal Life, followed by the aforementioned split with Dying Wish, and 2019’s Ease Yourself Back Into Consciousness. This lead the band on tours with Morality Rate and Wristmeetrazor. When the pandemic struck in 2020, the band teamed up with Wax Vessel to put their two EPs plus an additional single to vinyl, resulting in the compilation Shrine of Consciousness. Fast forward to 2022 and Serration shared a teaser single “Joy Of Creation” through DAZE and began writing and recording what would become the upcoming Simulations of Hell.
Serration is Cody Dewald- Vocals, Jake Braben- Guitar, Jose Flores- Guitar, Matt Wischlinksi- Bass, Colter James- Drums, and Jess Nyx- Samples.
March 4- Vancouver BC @ Elgin Hall w/ Sunami & Ingrown
Tour with A Mourning Star
March 10- Calgary AB @ Marda Loop Hall
March 11- Regina SK @ The Exchange
March 12- Fargo ND @ The Aquarium
March 13- Minneapolis MN @ Pillar Forum Cafe
March 14- Milwaukee WI @ Cactus Club
March 16- Louisville KY @ DAZE LDB Showcase
March 19- Nashville TN @ The End
March 20- Springfield IL @ Dumb Records
March 21- Kansas City MO @ tba
March 22- Denver CO @ 7th Circle
March 23- Salt Lake City @ tba
March 24- Boise ID @ tba
March 25- Spokane WA @ tba