The Skinny: On October 16, 2015, New York-based ambient/metal act, So Hideous, released their extremely ambitious 7-song recording, Laurestine, via Prosthetic Records. The band, which artfully blends powerful blackened hardcore with beautiful orchestral elements, put their abilities to the test when creating their latest masterpiece. Filmed remotely by the band, guitarist and founder Brandon Cruz was kind enough to go into detail about his band’s new offering. This is part 1 of a 2 part video interview – watch PART 2 here!


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