Figures vocalist Mark Tronson comments on the personal influences that sparked the fires of their latest single release:
“As I was a worker in the hospitality community that had been personally affected by these scandals in the past, I had a lot of first hand experience and pent up rage about it. There’s a definite wartime battle ground aesthetic going on with this song, and I wanted the vocals in the verses to imitate lobbing grenades, explosions and machine gun fire.”
Figures’ upcoming studio album follows two acclaimed EPs – ‘Self Titled’ (2016) and ‘Chronos’ (2017) – as well as performances with the likes of Hed (p.e.), Pop Evil, Mammal, Voyager and Twelve Foot Ninja. Add to that the band’s status as PROGFEST regulars and headline act of 2018’s AMPED Festival, and ‘Operating In Unsafe Mode’ – a record that explores themes of dehumanisation, isolation and oppression, all through the idea of mass media influence and manipulation – stands as a long-awaited and welcome treat for fans and newcomers of the band.
If a new album, single and video wasn’t enough to sate the needs of metal fans across the globe, on the evening of June 12th, Figures will be hosting a very special livestream performance to celebrate the album announcement and single launch. The livestream will be produced by Woohah Productions at Studio 45 and will be going live at 8pm AEST (11am BST) at Figures’ Facebook page.
Figures’ debut album ‘Operating in Unsafe Mode’ will be released on Friday July 17th. Pre-Orders can be made via this link as of Friday 12th June. For more information on the band, check out their website.