Emerging Brit progressive metal unit HEDRA have unleashed an immersing new single and video, Jackdaw, out now – https://youtu.be/TSUbMsCJfbg . The track is lifted from their engulfing new EP, The Pecking Order, which drops via Devils Clause Records, on Friday 11th November.
HEDRA express a commanding, progressive and diverse metal sound that nods to the majesty and guile of Iron Maiden, Soundgarden, and Mastodon, and which also pulls from the progressive approaches of Tool and TesseracT. Originally formed in 2014 in Norwich, England as a studio-based project based around Jim Marten (Vocals) and Kamil Korsak (Guitar), finding the right members that matched Jim and Kamil’s commitment was an early struggle, and a revolving door of bassists and drummers curtailed HEDRA’s trajectory during their initial years. However, by the end of 2020, the band had a solidified line-up with Zoran Gyenis (Guitar), Lukas Mozdzenski (Bass), and James Redden (Drums), and soon began to tour widely throughout the UK. A series of successful singles followed, as momentum began to build for the Brit riff maestros.
This year, HEDRA signed to Devils Clause Records, and are now braced to deliver their much-awaited new EP, The Pecking Order. The lyrical themes and focus of the record were greatly influenced by the government’s handling of the recent pandemic, and the animalistic ways in which Boris Johnson dealt with the crisis. Vocalist Jim goes on to explore the similarities between human and animal relationships, and this resonates strongly throughout the record. The EP was recorded with an authentically earthy vibe to it. The band felt the need to go back to basics and to ensure that all instruments sounded crisp and genuine. Upon listening to the release, it’s clear that HEDRA have more than fulfilled their brief. It’s full flowing, punchy, contagious, and loaded with hooks and vigorous riffs. The EP stands gallantly as a superb body of work clearly mapping out the band’s manifesto and unabashed ability. Stay tuned to the band’s socials for live show announcements and much more.
Track Listing: 1. Jackdaw 2. Stolen 3. Suchi 4. Avismogi 5. Storm clouds 6. Head Held High (demo).