Young British tech/prog-metallers Fraktions have unveiled a new track from their upcoming EP Anguish, out August 12. The track, “Panic”, features a guest appearance from Kaan Tasan from No Consequence.

A concept EP, Anguish is about the final chapter of a schizophrenic woman’s life. The protagonist suffers from aural hallucinations as a result, a condition translated musically into the EP’s frantic and unpredictable style, veering between piano-led dissonance and guitar-led technical off-kilter riffing. The multiple sound-worlds of the EP mark Fraktions out as a band to take notice of – a young group with a promising future ahead of them.

The EP was recorded and mixed by Daniel Reid of No Consequence and mastered by Acle Kahney of TesseracT.

Catch the band’s album launch show at Surya, London, on August 14th.

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