Australian Progressive Metal/Hard Rock band Age of Emergence is bound to release their second EP The War Within Ourselves on 27 March 2020. To support this release the band teams up with Odysseus Reborn from Bundaberg to embark on their first Australian tour, after playing for 5 years shows in the local underground. The Tour will start on April 4th in Lismore and the show is part of Metal United Down Under. Afterwards, the band goes up to the Gold Coast and then comes back to Newcastle where they have the EP launch show on home turf. The band will then hit the road again playing in Sydney, Wollongong, Canberra, Albury, Melbourne and until the final show in Bendigo on April 19th.
The bands states about the EP: ‘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.”
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. Age of Emergence has played locally with bands like Demonhead, Flaming Wreckage, Temtris, Genetics, Anno Domini, Red Sea and more.