French instrumental post-djent quartet STÖMB are eager to enter into the new decade with a fresh sense of purpose…and a forthcoming studio album.
Before looking to their sophomore studio release that follows their 2017 EP ‘Duality’, the band reflect upon their past.
Despite attempts upon their inception to locate the right vocalist to fit their progressive, exploratory sound, Stömb’s subsequent formation and continuation as an instrumental project has since become perhaps their greatest and most defining feature – something that was hallmarked by the release of their 2013 debut EP ‘Fragment’.
For the singer-less quartet, the lyrical “obviousness” of other current-day metal acts has melted away in favour of carefully-mapped journeys of pure musical interpretation. Song meanings are implied and concepts are willingly offered for consumption, yet it is the interwoven adventures of rhythmic intricacy and dynamic exploration that presses forward into the limelight, crafting constantly-shifting plane of atmospheric intensity and intrigue.
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2015 saw the release of Stömb’s debut studio album, entitled ‘The Grey’, which was produced at Hybreed Studio and mastered by Acle Kahney (Tesseract). Introducing a psychedelic and ethereal atmosphere of post-rock painted confidently with the groove and heaviness of djent and modern metal, ‘The Grey’ received a unanimous and warm welcome from both public and press. September 2017 marked the release of a second EP, “Duality”, as well as the arrival of drummer Tom Gadonna (The Long Escape) into the band.
Stömb have shared the stage with the likes of Leprous, Vola, Humanity’s Last Breath, The Algorithm and Kadinja, and have enjoyed the opportunity to perform at festivals such as Cologne’s Euroblast and UK Tech Fest.
With Stömb poised to enter into a new decade – and with forthcoming details of their brand new studio album soon to be announced – now is the perfect time to follow the band on social media via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and to stream their back catalogue of releases via Spotify.