Azusa, the avant-metal group formed of members of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Extol, Sea + Air, have released “Monument”, the second single from their forthcoming LP, Loop Of Yesterdays, due on April 10, 2020 via Indie Recordings / Solid State Records.

In the words of the band, “”Monument” is a mid-tempo banger about false idols, hypocrisy, and the shortcomings of faith systems as a one-size-fits-all recipe for the ‘correct’ ways of living.”

Loop Of Yesterdays is the follow-up to 2018’s critically acclaimed Heavy Yoke and sees the group expanding on ideas first presented on 2018’s album Heavy Yoke, through their unique blend of melodic-thrash, jazz-fusion, hardcore and early 90’s riff pop sensibilities. This is accompanied by lyrics which assertively confront coming of age struggles, like loss, grief, memories and estrangement. Bassist Liam Wilson says, “Heavy Yoke was the initial impact, Loop Of Yesterdays is the aftermath.”

“The line “cannot lose myself in a loop of yesterdays” was inspired by an eerie dream I had and became a recurring reminder for me. I had been out of focus for a long time that I wanted to get back to reality, to the present.” says vocalist Eleni Zafiriadou.

Check out “Monument” the second single from Loop Of Yesterdays right here:

Loop of Yesterdays Track Listing:

01. Memories of an Old Emotion
02. One Too Many Times
03. Detach
04. Seven Demons Mary
05. Support Becomes Resistance
06. Monument
07. Loop of Yesterdays
08. Rapture Boy
09. Skull Chamber
10. Kill / Destroy
11. Golden Words
12. Ritual Aching

Loop of Yesterdays will be released via Solid State Records in North America and Asia, and via Indie Recordings in the rest of the world on 10th April. You can pre-order your copy here and pre-save your copy here.


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