ANOTHER NOW release
debut album ‘OMNI’ todayStream/listen HERE
Today, Dutch metalcore five piece Another Now release their first full-length album ‘OMNI’.The start of 2021 saw the release of the first singles ‘Parallax’, ‘Trojan’ and ‘Cascade’ (which received support from platforms such as Rock Sound, KERRANG! Magazine and Spotify’s ‘New Core’, ‘New Metal Tracks’ and ‘New Blood’ playlists) lifted from this project. The sound of this dynamic metalcore formation gives a twist on metalcore with electronic beats and a surprising mixture of varied styles and genres such as techno, hardstyle and deathcore.
‘OMNI’ was produced and mixed by the band’s own Rik Bosmans (bass, vocals & production) and mastered by Darius van Helfteren (Noisia, Epica, De Staat) combining ethereal digital soundscapes, glitches and crushing, angular riffs that are accompanied by guttural screams and anthemic vocal melodies.
Vocalist Stef Rikken put his mark on ‘OMNI’ by tying together its themes and concepts with mental health, a subject close to his heart, working as a social worker in mental health care.
“It’s heartbreaking to witness the suffering of people struggling. There is a lot of stigma and misconceptions about mental health issues in our society” remarks Rikken. “Everything is portrayed black and white, while things are certainly much more complex.”
With their first record, the band hopes to manifest a mind-shift in their audience and beyond, aiming to counteract the stigmatization of psychological problems and create more understanding and empathy. With the pandemic in full effect, these topics have become more relatable to a larger part of society as a global experience. “It is time we reshape our vision towards mental health by showing more understanding and empathy…”
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Another Now is a five-piece alternative metal band formed in Eindhoven, Netherlands, inspired by bands like Northlane, Bad Omens and While She Sleeps as well as the sickening and beautiful duality of society. The successful release of the band’s previous standalone singles ‘Lotus/Echoes‘ and, “Shijima’ (2019) combined with their energetic live performance resulted in a sold-out Melkweg (Amsterdam) show as support act for Ice Nine Kills and spots on festivals like Jera On Air, Popronde and Submitfest. 2020 saw the release of ‘Outflow’, which received support from the likes of WackenRadio (DE), Rhino Radio (UK), SiriusXM (US) as well as editorial Spotify playlist ‘New Blood’ laying the foundations for the band’s debut album.
2. Cascade (feat Xavier Kleuters)
5. Program (feat Alan Grnja)
7. Decisions (feat Sem Pisarahu)
11. We Died At Least A Thousand Times (feat Julia Rose)