“It is an amalgamation of all the harder forms of metal”, declared Ian Konrad, guitarist for Byron Bay metallers From Crisis To Collapse, attempting to summarise the sound of their upcoming debut EP The Seventh Tree, “like hardcore, the old street punk style, definitely a big European death metal influence and a strong mix of thrash in there as well so it’s easier to put under the banner of extreme metal”.

For From Crisis To Collapse the lyrical content of their music is just as important as the music itself, with vocalist Angus Carter revealing the underlying theme of the album is both deeply personal and socially reflective.

“With the music itself being uplifting and empowering there’s a lot about people really stepping into that power in the 21st century”, he said. “We live in a light age where there’s a lot of cool things going on but there’s also a whole lot of fucked up shit going on that’s being exposed everywhere and also not being expressed elsewhere and sometimes it’s hard to be a normal human being in this twisted world we live in so it’s just about taking abreast of power and opening your eyes up from all the bullshit and listening to some heavy metal”!

In the full interview we speak with three of the members of From Crisis To Collapse, Ian, Angus, and guitarist Chad Ellis, who talk us through their upcoming single and video for ‘Slow Burn’ which be released exclusively through HEAVY on Friday, February 15, the meaning behind the title of debut EP The Seventh Tree, what parameters they use to gauge the success of the EP, signing an International deal and what it means for the band, finding your musical identity and more.

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Written by Kris Peters

Kris has been writing freelance for about 20 years. Kris always found his taste in music a little too eclectic for the mainstream market but has found his niche writing for HEAVY. Based in Brisbane, Kris also runs a promotions company, KSP Productions.

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