Art As Catharsis are proud to announce ‘Cold Bloom’ — the first single and music video from CASCADES self-titled LP.
CASCADES play a mixture of crushing post-hardcore and experimental noise, with rich orchestral swells from analog synthesisers and a strong underlying melodic thread.
The band aims to reflect the struggle to maintain hope and positivity in a world poisoned by human greed, and tap into the crippling anxiety and powerlessness many of us feel about modern life in a society rife with fear and dread.
The band’s music nods to both the mesmerising atmospheres of Godspeed!, Earth, and The Cure, and the thundering aggression of bands like Neurosis, Tragedy and Converge.
The result are passages of mournful, otherworldly beauty, which collapse into chasms of oppressive heaviness.
The band recorded its debut album late in 2016 with Joel Taylor (Inverloch, Encircling Sea) at The Black Lodge in Melbourne, with mastering by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.
CASCADES self-titled debut LP sees release on 4 July 2017 on Art As Catharsis.
CASCADES will appear at NEGFEST Sydney and Melbourne on 6 and 13 May.