Underground UK tech-metal legends, The Arusha Accord, have announced their first recorded output in seven years, with the Juracan EP set to be released on September 28th.
This will be the groups first release since their return to the stage during 2017’s UK Tech Fest and since the departure of vocalist Alex Green, who made up half of the band’s dual vocal attack, and guitarist Tom Hollings, who left to focus on other projects.
None of this seems to be slowing the Reading natives down, however, as Juracan is set to be the first of four planned EP and features five tracks of masterfully controlled chaos that were tracked and mixed at Middle Farm Studios by ex-Periphery member Adam “Nolly” Getgood. The EP will feature two previously released singles, Blackened Heart and Vultures which were posted to YouTube in 2017.
Now solo vocalist, Paul Green, explains how the highs and lows of the group have influenced this new release.
We decided to title the record Juracan due to the turbulent time we had with this record, I think chaos & disorder sums that phase up perfectly. Despite the knock backs we have had and there have been a whole bunch this past year, we’re the strongest we’ve ever been, more unified and passionate about this project and excited to finish the next three EPs!
The progressive and technical metal scene has changed massively since the groups seminal 2009 release The Echo Verses, but with bands likes The Dillinger Escape Plan riding off into the sunset, there’s certainly room for the group’s chaotic sonic attack to really take-off in 2018 and convert a whole new generation of heavy music fans to their particular brand of insanity.
Look out for physical and digital copies of The Arusha Accord’s Juracan EP on September 28th 2018 with pre-order available soon.