Model: 19075868032

SKU: 350728 Product ID: 249611

Format ‐ CD

Genre ‐ Heavy Metal

Release Date ‐ 13/07/18


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    New Zealand’s highest-charting rock act LIKE A STORM are back with their third offering, “CATACOMBS”.

    Since their breakout release, “AWAKEN THE FIRE,” which yielded 4 US Top 40 rock singles including, “LOVE THE WAY YOU HATE ME” (over 7 million views on Youtube), LAS has toured the world 5 times, playing in 22 countries alongside the likes of ALTER BRIDGE, VOLBEAT, GOJIRA, GODSMACK & OZZY OSBOURNE.

    “That last album not only took us to all the major tourist places like NYC, London, Paris, Italy, but also to places we never thought we'd get to go, like Finland, Poland, Norway, Australia,” says Chris.  “The first time we were ever in Warsaw we got out at the venue and the was a crowd of people holding LAS signs they’d made. To realize you’d made a connection with people on the other side of the world through your music is mind-blowing.”

    The album was entitled “CATACOMBS,” as its lyrical content deals with introspection and reconciling what’s inside. “I got the idea when we went to the actual Catacombs in Paris, on a day off on tour,” says Kent, “It hit me that how they used to just bury away the sick and diseased corpses could be taken as a metaphor for what each of us deals with… In life we’re told to suck it up, swallow it, bury it, deal with it… But it never goes away. Just like those Catacombs in Paris, up above there are people sitting on cafe patios on the street, and 60 feet below them there’s this whole other darker world of past atrocities. We all have the ‘shop front exterior’ up top, but our own Catacombs down deep.”  The album’s lead single, “THE DEVIL INSIDE” tackle’s head-on the theme of the album. “We all have this urge, this calling inside, this struggle with our own demons that we’re supposed to feel guilty about, but that’s part of what makes us human,” say Chris. “This song’s about grappling with that.” The track features a heavy, compound-time riff that intertwines with a tribal didgeridoo rhythm. “On this record we really experimented with how the didgeridoo could become one with the heavy guitars, in a way we’d never heard done before.” says Matt.

    So what can one expect from this new album?..  “A lot of riffs.” says Kent, “We grew up on steady diet of riffage: METALLICA, RAGE, KORN… Not to mention watching our brothers in GOJIRA and ALTER BRIDGE tear it up every night from side of stage.” “We also pushed the drumming,” says Chris. “This is the first LAS record Zach’s played on, and he’s taken the drumming to a whole new level.” And variety. Like the last two LAS records, “Catacombs” also spans the full spectrum, from the super heavy to the super melodic. “There’s one track, “These Are The Bridges You Burn Down”, which is four relentless minutes of heavy guitars, drums and screaming. And then there’s “Solitary”, with an epic, half-time groove and massive chorus. We love being able to write and play whatever we’re feeling, and are so grateful that our fans always come with us on the journey,” says Matt. “This album is definitely not the same song done 10 times over.”


    Primary Format - Music - CD

    Artist - LIKE A STORM

    Label - Sony Music

    Music Genre - Heavy Metal

    Music Genre Primary - Metal

Track Listing


  1. The Devil Inside
  2. Out Of Control
  3. Catacombs
  4. Complicated (Stitches & Scars)
  5. Solitary
  6. The Bitterness
  7. Until The Day I Die
  8. Hole In My Heart
  9. Bullet In The Head
  10. These Are The Bridges You Burn Down
  11. Pure Evil

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