Hawaii progressive hardcore crew Mara Bloom announce ‘They Who Invite’

Hawaiian progressive post-hardcore crew Mara Bloom have detailed their upcoming album.

The pacey and dazzlingly frenetic They Who Invite, is set for release on October 9th, 2023.

Listen to the band’s lead single “Hateful Little Things” ft. Properties of Nature via:
Apple Music

Track listing:
1. Midnight Bouquet
2. Dirty Deeds (ft. Dylan McBride)
3. What Happened in May
4. Yomi
5. Little Shadow
6. Full Circle
7. Camellia
8. Hateful Little Things (ft. Properties of Nature)
9. Faith For a Lie

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Emerging from Honolulu, deep in the heart of the island of Oahu, progressive post-hardcore crew Mara Bloom stitched themselves together from the island’s local heavy scene that, while sparse, is brimming with passion and dedication.

Spring 2021 saw the release of debut EP Hallucinations, a frenetic but highly accessible odyssey that dances between soaring melodies, bouncing funk grooves and pummelling breakdowns.

With their upcoming debut full-length, They Who Invite, the heavy outfit have realized a captivating and dramatic take on the sound they began crafting with the rookie EP. Inspired by a particularly tragic tale from Shinto mythology, They Who Invite is at once sensual but crushing, progressive but catchy, dance-inducing yet melancholy, and spins a dream-like modern love story with terrible and occult consequences.

Along with a deeply evolved conceptual storytelling style, the new record also transcends the sonic bounds of the genre. Increasingly progressive elements are introduced with unusual song structures and winding referential lyrics. Influences of Japanese city pop and progressive metal riffs are abundant and tangible, creating an attention grabbing brand of modern hardcore.

While the three released singles so far (“Dirty Deeds”, “Hateful Little Things”, “Yomi”) offer a tantalizing taste of what’s to come from Mara Bloom, They Who Invite will sate the appetite and establish the Aloha State crew as innovators in the progressive post-hardcore arena.

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