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Queensland metal outfit God Hunter have emerged from the ashes following an earlier enforced hiatus with one clear objective – to decimate the hearts and ears of as many of their fellow countrymen as they possibly can.
Since re-emerging in 2022, God Hunter have released a succession of singles, each of which showcased yet another arsenal to their expanding metal bow.
Blending metal styles from Southern to progressive to blackened to thrash and groove, God Hunter are redefining the parameters of labeling by steadfastly refusing to conform to one genre or be forced into a neat and tidy box.
With today’s release of their fourth single Evolver – lifted from forthcoming nine-track album Season Of The End – God Hunter show a more aggressive side to their nature, expanding their reach even further in the process.
HEAVY sat down with guitarist Bradley Rohloff and drummer Kendal Brown to find out more.
“We’re best described as a Southern, progressive, blackened, groove, thrash band,” affirmed Rohloff.
“We’ve got a few things thrown in the mix,” added Brown. “There’s not one particular sound that we stick to exactly.”
We ask the boys to tell us more about Evolver musically.
“The original sound was…”, Brown searched for the words.
“A never-ending build,” Rohloff picked up.
“Yeah, a build that keeps building,” Brown continued. “I had a bit of a riff that seemed to play over itself quite easily, so it was the idea of that atmosphere and build, build, build with a bomb drop right at the end.”
In the full interview, the boys talk more about the new single, the four songs released so far and how they differ musically, which one best represents their sound, their plan to release each album track individually before launching the physical full album, their influences and how they combine to produce the band’s sound, upcoming shows and more.