Promo Credit: Alexis Jade Gross
JESUS PIECE’s highly anticipated album …So Unknown drops in just one month. Today they’ve shared its atmospheric centrepiece ‘Silver Lining’ which was inspired by vocalist, Aaron Heard’s son. It kicks off with a deceptively clean, eerie minor scale riff, followed by another mid-tempo steamroller just before opening back up into calmness.

Stream ‘Silver Lining’ HERE.

JESUS PIECE gallantly broke onto the scene, turning heads for their feral live shows and grandiose, melodic songwriting which has since cemented them as standard stirrers and boundary-breakers. On …So Unknown, their Century Media debut, listeners ascend to the apex of metal and hardcore– where a mix of complex instrumentation is led by a manic, shaman- like vocal delivery from frontman Aaron Heard. It’s a cluster bomb of ten anthems, bursting at the seams with memorable riffs and pulsing with fresh ideas. Drummer Luis Aponte promises, “This is as close to a JESUS PIECE experience as you’re going to get without standing in front of us.”

Heard uses a livewire vocal delivery, ala Busta Rhymes, to orchestrate the crowd’s kinetic energy— pushing further toward utter mayhem and culminating in a show that stands tall among their genre peers and live music writ large. JESUS PIECE is a live phenomenon, only possibly held back by a heretofore limited recorded output. Their time has come with …So Unknown, the follow-up to their white-hot Only Self.

Co-produced and mixed by Randy LeBouef (Every Time I Die, Orthodox) and clocking in at a lean and mean 28 minutes, …So Unknown documents the lives of the bands’ five members as they step into life’s abyss and react to the changes. “The making of the record was nothing short of all-consuming. It was an intense and challenging process,” recalls Aponte. “The record reflects a lot of confusion, but also, evolution. There was a lot of uncertainty and emotion during the pandemic– we all changed and grew so much. So if there is a single thought or concept to the record, it’s constant metamorphosis. That’s also how we operated as a band on this LP– spending a lot of time songwriting and fleshing things out as a unit, and then upping our game from there. It’s definitely a reflection of us as more mature, playing the best we’ve ever played and feeling like a real band for the first time.”

JESUS PIECE – ‘Silver Lining’

JESUS PIECE is composed of vocalist Aaron Heard, guitarists David Updike and John Distefano, bassist Anthony Marinaro and drummer Luis Aponte. Formed in Philadelphia in 2015, the band released a trio of EPs (the S/T EP, 3 Song Tape and the Malice at the Palace split) before delivering their massive 2018 debut LP for Southern Lord Records, Only Self. The release stood head and shoulders over much of the hardcore and metal crowd, with a diversity that can be credited to the unique approach and chemistry between the members. Hell, even their name bypasses typical hardcore naming conventions and instead originates from a piece of jewellery loved by the hip hop crowd.

JESUS PIECE festivals:
5/23-5/25: Manchester, UK – Outbreak Fest

…So Unknown – Album Artwork
(By LAZYGAWD)Track Listing:
1. In Constraints
2. Fear of Failure
3. Tunnel Vision
5. Silver Lining
6. Gates of Horn
7. Profane
8. An Offering To The Night
9. Stolen Life
10. The Bond
Band Members:
Aaron Heard – vocals
David Updike – guitars
John DiStefano – guitars
Anthony Marinaro – bass
Luis Aponte (LU2K) – drumsSocial Links:
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