Australian Alternative Groove Metal band Chaosaint releases today a lyric video for the second single Knives Are Drawn.
Chaosaint says about their single Knives Are Drawn: “Knives was one of the more recent songs we wrote. It’s a five minute ode to the evil that people are capable of especially during the breakdown of a marriage or relationship. Pantera and Machine Head were huge influences on us and we tried to combine a bit of that signature groove metal swagger with a bit of a Lamb Of God vibe thrown in for good measure.”
Chaosaint state about the EP “We recorded the EP over various periods dating back to 2016 in the spare room of my house. Originally we intended to release a full length album- Chris came down and we recorded drums for 11 songs. The project almost seemed cursed, the final mixes were almost complete and a power spike fried my PC and we lost most of the recorded material- even the backup drives died. We were able to salvage some of the original drum tracks but had to re-record the guitars, vocals and bass- I’ve since learned my lesson and invested in some cloud storage as well!”
Unable to play live to promote the release due to current restrictions on live music due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the band are already working on material for a full-length album with a 2021 release date and also intend to release more material from the initial lost recording sessions later this year.
Hailing from Newcastle, Australia, Chaosaint incorporates elements from groove metal and melodic hard rock, into their own brand of Alternative Groove Metal. Aiming to combine driving rhythms with chunky guitar riffs and a vocal style that leans towards melody whilst still maintaining an aggressive edge. The four band members initially formed whilst still at school back in 2001. Originally known as Exhale, the band found a degree of success in the height of the ‘Nu Metal’ craze of the time and played a variety of live shows both in their home region and Sydney including a support spot for power metal band Dungeon at an all-ages show in Penrith in December 2001. Unfortunately, with the relocation of several key members at the end of 2002, the end came all too soon.
Late in 2015- Jon Cribb approached the rest of the band proposing to return to writing new material. Initially beginning as a hard rock band- the heavier influences of the past began to progressively show through, leading to the creation of Chaosaint‘s blend of Alternative Groove Metal. The 5 track EP In The Name Of was released on June 19th.