Windwaker return with video for new single “Fractured State of Mind”

Melbourne metalcore outfit Windwaker share new single Fractured State of Mind, out now via Cooking Vinyl Australia & Fearless Records. The band will debut their latest single live at Knotfest Australia this March — tickets on sale now.

Fractured State of Mind is aptly named. It’s a glorious musical mindfuck that will make both your head and body tingle with its ferocity. The band cross-pollinates ’90s-inspired electronic flourishes, synths, blood-chilling screams, gnarly riffs, and breakdowns with soaring choruses, clean vocals, and a heap of hooks. The song quietly fades out but leaves one helluva mark. It’s a perfect execution of brutal and beautiful.

“‘FSoM’ showcases a darker, heavier take on our sound without sacrificing the melodies and experimental sound design Windwaker is known for,” the band offers. “It’s an anthem of frustration, born from battling the forces that try to dictate how we think and live. It’s a wild ride that dives deep into the chaos of a messed-up world, yet still hooks you with a chorus that’s as catchy as it is rebellious.”

Fractured State of Mind is the first new music from the band since they dropped the video for the brand new single SIRENS in 2023. You can watch that video here.


The Australian outfit— Liam Guinane [vocals] Jesse Crofts [guitar], Indey Salvestro [bass], Chris Lalic [drums, programming], and Connor Robins [synths and samples] —have grown a dedicated and passionate fanbase, amassing millions of digital streams since their inception in 2017. SIRENS has cracked over 1.6 million Spotify streams in just a few months and saw the band travel across the nation in celebration on the ‘Love In The Dark’ tour with Caskets (UK) and alt., selling out nearly every date along the way.

The band’s debut album ‘Love Language’ released in 2022 via Cooking Vinyl Australia & Fearless Records, demonstrating an unpredictable and undeniable exploration of love across 12 tracks. The band have carved their name into the core of Australia’s alternative music community and have toured alongside some of metal’s most favoured acts— Beartooth (US), I Prevail (US), Motionless In White (US), Enter Shikari (UK), Caskets (UK), Creeper (UK), Northlane and more.

Stay tuned for more from the band… because it’s coming. Fractured State of Mind is out now and streaming everywhere via Cooking Vinyl Australia & Fearless Records.