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AUSSIE METAL OUTFIT FIGURES ARE ‘OPERATING IN UNSAFE MODE’ WITH LATEST STUDIO ALBUM

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Figures – ‘Operating In Unsafe Mode’
Out Now (Independent release)
Purchase here

‘OPERATING IN UNSAFE MODE’ TRACK LIST
1. Failure to React
2. Syntax
3. Someone Uninvited
4. Underpaid Machinery
5. Another Injustice
6. Inside You’re Alone
7. Force Feeding
8. Matrix Love
9. The Circle Bends
10. Pedestals

WHAT THE MEDIA SAY ABOUT FIGURES

 “One of the most promising bands leading the charge, boasting a sound that’s a muscular prog amalgamation of churning, drop-tuned riffs, scintillating melodies and multi-layered density”
Metal Hammer UK

“packed with crushing guitars, venomous bass, rage-infused vocals and a freight-train of heavy drumming”
Velvet Thunder

“FIGURES pile on more rage than their peers, giving the band one hell of an intense approach to their delivery”
Metal Mance

“A blend of heavy rage that means their music hits you instantly and accomplished musicianship that makes you come back for more”.
Alex Baker, Kerrang! Radio

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Figures – ‘Underpaid Machinery’

 From Parkway Drive to Northlane, Twelve Foot Ninja, Voyager and beyond, the Australian music scene has consistently produced a plethora of stand-out modern metal acts for fans to enjoy.  Melbourne-based quintet FIGURES step up to join the fight with their epic debut album ‘Operating In Unsafe Mode’, which is out now and available to purchase and stream here.

Presenting yet more of Figures’ distinctive take on melodic metal, ‘Operating In Unsafe Mode’ violently ramps the intensity up in a significant way. With equal parts soaring melodies, blistering riffs and rage, rock and metal influence blend together with a peppering of prog to maintain a steady and exciting pace from start to finish.

WATCH ‘UNDERPAID MACHINERY’ ON YOUTUBE

Figures’ debut album explores themes of dehumanisation, isolation and oppression, all through the idea of mass media influence and manipulation.

Of this concept, vocalist Mark Tronson comments:

“I never thought of us as a political band, I always try to write personally and introspectively as I’ve never had thought I’d have the confidence or the gusto to have something to say on a much grander scheme. There are mild glimpses of it in our previous EPs, like in our first single Filter, but not to this degree. But sometimes things just bubble to the surface. we are living in some truly frustrating times, and our anger and frustration at the world has really come out in this album.”

“We talked about themes of artificial intelligence and weird technology as an aesthetic basis for the music, but over time the idea warped into a malfunctioning, broken version of that, which then came through both lyrically and in the vocal performance. We wanted it to sound powerful and yet unhinged, even broken – to have a big polished sound suited to the music of today, but to maintain that visceral and uncomfortable intensity of the very early works of Deftones: Around The Fur and Nine Inch Nails: The Fragile.”

The first single drawn from the band’s upcoming full-length, ‘Underpaid Machinery’ premiered in the UK on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P Carter, and was subsequently featured on Triple J’s The Racket in Australia, as well as receiving airplay from Kerrang! Radio’s Alex Baker, who stated that the track was “A blend of heavy rage that means their music hits you instantly and accomplished musicianship that makes you come back for more”.  The album’s second single, ‘Someone Uninvited’, premiered on Maniacs and saw airplay on Triple M, The Racket and Kerrang! Radio.

WATCH ‘SOMEONE UNINVITED’ ON YOUTUBE

With a live resumé featuring an LA showcase, opening for international acts Hed (p.e.) and Pop Evil,  local legends Mammal, Voyager and Twelve Foot Ninja, as well as being PROGFEST regulars and headlining 2018’s AMPED Festival, the band has distinguished themselves as leaders in a new wave of heavy Aussie exports. You can experience the new sound of the Melbourne underground together with Figures on stage, as the band ambitiously tours Operating In Unsafe Mode to the nation in 2021.

Figures’ debut album ‘Operating in Unsafe Mode’is out now and can be purchased and streamed from this link. For more information on the band, check out theirwebsite.

Figures – ‘Someone Uninvited’

FIGURES IS

Mark Tronson – Vocals
Paul Callow – Guitar
Josh Gibson – Guitar
Jen Fletcher – Bass
Adam Zaffarese – Drums

FIGURES ONLINE

figuresband.com
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