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We don’t often (if ever) feature bands from Minsk, Belarus, but upon hearing the tunes from the quintet Weesp, we were sold. The electronic-tinged rock/metal group released their thirteen-track full-length The Void in August 2015 (grab it on Bandcamp or iTunes) and, as of today, we’re offering a free download of the killer single “Solar Empire” which features a guest spot from Norma Jean‘s Cory Brandan.

Hopefully these tunes will get you amped on the band, just in time for their sophomore Wieslawski brothers-produced full-length Black Sails, which is due in early 2018. Expect three new singles and music videos thereof, plus a European tour (taking part in Poland and Germany in early November).

Said bass guitarist Mi of the single: “’Solar Empire’ is a mix of alternative metal and electronic and it turned out to be very personal and powerful. We hope you will like it and will find something that speaks to you in this song! By the way, this song features guest vocals by Cory of Norma Jean which are very cool.”


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