Australian Progressive Metal/Hard Rock band Age of Emergence released today their EP The War Within Ourselves. The EP follows their first act EP, Plea for a Dying World, which the band released in February 2017. The War Within Ourselves can be ordered via Bandcamp. The band released a lyric video for the song “Stone Cold Icarus” and a video for “Your Kingdom Dies”.
The bands state: “‘The War Within ourselves’ is the culmination of a years work with new drummer Benn Baxter. It is a reflection or reaction to the current world landscape. We dive deep into the human psyche when humanity is in turmoil due to climate change.”
On 4 April, the band was planning to embark on their first tour Smoking the Universe. The tour has now postponed due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The band plans now to reschedule the tour to the end of the year.
Age of Emergence are:
Dean Holmes – Bass & Vocals
Matt Neilson – Guitar & Vocals
Benn Baxter – Drums
Age of Emergence formed in the Australian Newcastle region in 2013 by ex-Shambhala members Dean Holmes and Allan Hofer. They teamed up with Order of the Dragon guitarist Matt Neilson. After many free form jam sessions, a set of originals began to take shape. Home recording started and after much practice and tweaking sounds and equipment, the first demo was released on Soundcloud. After a year of gigging locally the band recorded their first EP in 2017 and now in 2020 follows up with the new release The War Within Ourselves.