[Interview] Mat Wale from The Ascended talks ‘The Dark’

Melbourne metal quartet The Ascended are set to release their sophomore album ‘The Dark’ on September 17.

Bringing back mid-2000s style metalcore with crushing riffs and harsh vocals, coupled with breakdowns and lifting clean choruses.‘The Dark’ highlights their most impressive work to date, displaying refined technical prowess, while still holding true to themselves and what they have been over the past 5 years.

The Everblack Podcast spoke to The Ascended frontman Mat Wale to talk about their new album ‘The Dark’ and its lyrical concepts, upcoming tour with Desecrator and Harlott, what it’s like playing shows in Japan, running Destruct Agency and more!

Watch/listen to the interview here:

The Ascended – ‘THE DARK’ album released independently: September 17th, 2021

CD & digital pre-order:  http://www.theascendedband.com

In celebration of the new album, THE DARK, being released on September 17th, The Ascended along with Melbourne thrash metallers Desecrator and Harlott, are launching a comprehensive east-to-west live assault of Australia!!


Sept 18 – Adelaide – Enigma+

Sept 24 – Ballarat – Volta

Oct 2 – Mildura – Sharkfest^

Oct 16 – Warrnambool – Wannon Rooms

Oct 22 – Sunshine Coast – Venue TBA

Oct 23 – Brisbane – Halloween Hysteria

Oct 24 – Gold Coast – Mo’s Desert Tavern

Nov 6 – Melbourne – Bendigo Hotel

Nov 13 – Adelaide – New Dead Festival*

Nov 20 – Perth – Murderfest *

Jan 6 – Albury – Beer Deluxe

Jan 7 – Canberra – The Basement

Jan 8 – Newcastle – Hamilton Station

Jan 9 – Sydney – Frankies Pizza

+ more to be announced!