The Stranger formed in 2013 as the brainchild of Kalen Austin and Daniel O’Brien, with the goal of exploring musical expression by leaving no musical stone unturned. The Stranger has since carved a presence in the Brisbane music scene and has developed their sound into an eclectic mix of progressive metal, djent, folk and acoustic.
The Brisbane outfit released today their new single “Divine Intervention” which is off their upcoming album due early 2017 and sets the tone sonically and thematically for the album.
Adam Merker (Aversions Crown, Lagerstein, Disentomb) from Anderz Debeerz Studio recorded the single and album with David Castillo (Katatonia, Bloodbath, Opeth) from Ghost Ward Studios on mix duties and Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Caligula’s Horse) from Fascination Street Studios doing final master.
Drummer for the outfit, Daniel O’Brien said of the new track, “Divine Intervention is the story of an aggrieved deity whose apathetic pantheon’s tenacious destruction of evil drives him to question his own morality and the very nature of good and evil itself.”
To ring in the single and to cap off 2016
The Stranger are playing Brisbane’s THE TRIFFID
Thursday, December 22 as part of TRIFFID PROG