Australian melodic tech-death metal band SNAKE MOUNTAIN will release their long-awaited new single ‘Veins’ on January 27th.
The song was recorded by Snake Mountain at their own studio and mixed and mastered by Dan Field at Sledgehammer Studios in Brisbane who has worked with heavy acts such as Apate and Babirusa.
‘Veins’ is the first new music from the band since 2019’s ’The Hunted’ and a demonstration of the groups new heavier musical direction and lyrically inspired by one of the greatest characters in comic history and an exploration into the psychological damage of his origins.
‘Veins is about trauma and dealing with it in a very violent way. A man who obsessively lives in a cycle of trying to make a difference to prevent it happening to anyone else and has infinite resources to do so, but it’s a never ending war he essentially can’t win within himself and that’s something that’s always drawn me to the character and his story.’ Says vocalist Nev Pearce.
The video was masterfully filmed by Gold Coast filmmakers Kyle Watson and Rianna Griggs from FortyTwoFifteen Video Productions and premiered on the HEAVY Magazine website.
Watch the ‘Veins’ video here :
Snake Mountain wrapped up 2022 with two shows supporting Freedom of Fear, Xenobiotic and Remission in Brisbane at the Woolly Mammoth on November 24 and the legendary Frankie’s Pizza in Sydney on November 27 before the venue sadly closed its doors.
In support of Veins, the band will be playing the following dates with more to be confirmed for earlier in the year.
Friday February 10th at Vinnies Dive (Gold Coast) with Burst (New Caledonia), Choof and Awful Noise
Saturday February 11th at Mansfield Tavern (Brisbane) with Minus Life (final show), Black Lava, Freedom of Fear and Ancient Remains.
About Snake Mountain
Formed in 2015, Snake Mountain has collectively combined their influences of blast beats, heavy grooves, atmospheric melodies and 80’s and 90’s movie inspired lyrics to create their own unique sound and a high energy live experience.
In 2019 before the lockdown, Snake Mountain were selected to open for ex-Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman and his band from Japan at his Brisbane show.
YouTube sensation Ozzy Man Reviews used Snake Mountains single ‘The Burden’ in his video ‘Dodgy Australian Critters Swarm My Office!’ Which has gained over 600k Views
watch here : https://youtu.be/3vHVQfxHFXU
Various members past projects have previously supported international bands such as Cradle Of Filth, Soilwork, Dissection, Dark Funeral and Cavalera Conspiracy to name a few over their decade plus spanning musical explorations.
2022 saw Snake Mountain open for The Stranger for their debut album anniversary as well as Be’Lakor’s Brisbane show which also featured Andy Gillion and Orpheus Omega.
The band also performed a well received slot at the Vamped Up ‘Our Party’ Festival alongside headliners Witchgrinder and Our Last Enemy before wrapping up the year playing one of the last shows at Frankie’s Pizza in Sydney with Xenobiotic, Freedom of Fear and Remission.