VOICES – Announce New Album ‘Breaking The Trauma Bond’ and Single “Beckoning Shadows”
VOICES unveil their brand new album
‘Breaking The Trauma Bond’ debut first single ‘Beckoning Shadows’
Friday 3rd September
Today, VOICES begin a new chapter in their indomitable legacy and usher in the era of ‘Breaking The Trauma Bond’. Their brand new album, and Church Road Records debut is set for a November 26th release. In celebration the band have given us their second morsel following the single of “An Audience With Mannequins” of what is to come from the album in the form of “Beckoning Shadows”.
Preorder ‘Breaking The Trauma Bond’ HERE Watch / Listen to “Beckoning Shadows” HERE
Returning after a three year absence following the release of 2018’s ‘Frightened’, VOICESbring their signature Avant-Garde come Extreme Metal sound into a new dimension with their brand new album “Breaking The Trauma Bond”. Made up of 16 tracks and clocking in at 68 minutes “Breaking The Trauma Bond” proves to be perhaps the bands most ambitious release to date. Moving throughout multiple sonic soundscapes in its listen it’s sure to be one of the highlights of 2021.
Single ‘Beckoning Shadows’ brings the band’s affinity for Death Metal rhythms and the malevolent atmosphere of Black Metal to the foreground and is a perfect setting of the scene for the grandiosity of the full album.
Regarding the announcement of the new album and single the band had the following to say:
“Breaking The Trauma Bond is our journey through the dark corners of the subconscious and turbulent relationship with the inner self, the critical voice and the drama triangle.”
The band adds further:
“Beckoning Shadows, as a song examines the beckoning shadows of a life capsized – when there is absolutely no hope to be found in a world full of delusions you must walk without fear into the abyss”
Prior to their sold out show at The Black Heart in London the band also unveiled their standalone single “An Audience of Mannequins” of which all proceeds were donated to Dementia UK.
“Breaking The Trauma Bond” artwork and track listing:
1. A Field Without Crows
2. Breaking the Trauma Bond
3. An Audience of Mannequins
4. Lilacs In-Between
5. Ghost City
7. Methods of Madness
8. Running Away
9. Absent Equilibrium
10. Beckoning Shadows
11. My Sick Mind
13. The Widower
14. Kaleidoscope of Thorns
15. She Speaks To Him in a Dream
16. Photographs of a Storm Passing Overhead
VOICES are a collective of London night crawlers. Since 2014, VOICES have navigated the city streets and articulated our urban anxieties through this expressive, uncompromising music. Taking influence from the architecture of London, both literally and figuratively, the music reflects this diversity be it through harsh tangents, unscalable depth or sculpted beauty.
VOICES are a synergy of many different bands that have revolved around the dark scenes of London since 1999. The most notable of these is Akercocke which provided the seeds from which this network of devils has spawned.
As we reach our fourth record we, again, engage with our own cinematic narratives which have become sonified in this sprawling piece of music which could manifest as a type of therapy for those that need to reach such depths in a post-pandemic age.
Photo credit: Sahar Vagan
Peter Benjamin – Guitars, Vocals, Piano
Sam Loynes – Guitars, Keyboards
Matthew Adnet – Guitar
David Gray – Drums
Dan Abela – Bass Guitar