Eora/Sydney-based heavy metal seven-piece Battlesnake have today unbridled their ferocious new single ‘I Am The Vomit’ – self-produced by the band themselves, and mastered by Steve Smart (The Living End, Parkway Drive).
Launching into action with hammering guitar riffage and mantra-like vocals from frontman Sam Frank, ‘I Am The Vomit’ pays superb homage to the likes of Judas Priest and Slayer. Brilliant harmonies and tension-building cadences make way for a mammoth chorus, thunderous and sepulchral with fetid lyrics embodying motifs of rebirth and decay through intense instrumentation.
Battlesnake explains the themes behind ‘I Am The Vomit’:
“‘I Am The Vomit’ is a key piece of Battlesnake lore. It tells the tale of a hell beast made from vomit that emerges from the dirt on judgement day to consume every naughty boy and girl before sending them to vomit hell.”
To coincide with the release, the band will take their theatrical live show to Qudos Bank Arena to open for international metal goliaths KISS on their farewell tour, before performing on several dates in capital cities and regional towns along Australia’s East Coast.
Battlesnake are notorious for their distinct presence in Eora/Sydney’s music scene, coordinating their musical ability alongside CO2 cannons, spark machines and trademark swimwear outfits. Entirely self-made, produced and managed, the group’s cohesive cult-like portrayal compliments all that they create. In the live arena, they have supported homegrown favourite Ruby Fields and sold out several hometown shows including The Lansdowne Hotel and Waywards. Previous singles have seen praise from triple j, triple j Unearthed, FBi Radio, 2SER, Tone Deaf, Monster Children, The Rock Pit, Don’t Bore Us and Happy Mag.
‘I Am The Vomit’ will be available worldwide on Friday, August 26
* Supporting KISS
SAT 27 AUG | QUDOS BANK ARENA, EORA/SYDNEY NSW*
THU 1 SEP | OXFORD ART FACTORY, EORA/SYDNEY NSW
SAT 3 SEP | JUNGLE LOVE FESTIVAL, DUUNGIDJAWU/JIMNA QLD
FRI 4 NOV | MARY’S UNDERGROUND, EORA/SYDNEY NSW
SAT 19 NOV | THE LEADBEATER HOTEL, NAARM/MELBOURNE VIC
SUN 20 NOV | SOOKI LOUNGE, WURUNDJERI/BELGRAVE VIC
FRI 25 NOV | MO’S DESERT CLUBHOUSE, YUGAMBEH/BURLEIGH HEADS QLD
SAT 26 NOV | THE TOMCAT, MEANJIN/BRISBANE QLD
FRI 2 DEC | CHOPPED FESTIVAL, JAJOWURROUNG/CARISBROOK VIC