Photo Credit: Raphael Klatzko
Sons Of Alpha Centauri sign to Exile On Mainstream records and announce their third album Push - a milestone release for the UK-based collective and a radical departure from their instrumental sound. Push marks their first collaboration with musicians from two of the biggest and most respected bands in the Sacramento music community; Jonah Matranga (Far, Gratitude) and Mitch Wheeler (Will Haven). Exile On Mainstream will proudly release Push on 27 August.
Push is a powerhouse of searing post hardcore, alternative metal and progressive dreamy riff rock, with an ideology rooted in the 90s hardcore scene. The record has evolved a fresh take on alternative post hardcore and emotive metal. The hypnotic pulsing riffs and the soaring emotional power of Jonah's wrought and raw vocals provide his first heavy performance since the critically acclaimed Far reunion album At Night We Live!
SOAC follow on from Continuum exploring their heavier side and pursuing a truly avant grade blend of progressive ambient metal and post hardcore. Jonah uses his return to post hardcore, and his subtle, almost subliminal delivery to challenge some of the core topics with a reignited fire of passion and emotional persuasion.
Founding member and bass player Nick Hannon said ‘SOAC has a split personality - this is most certainly our darker and heavier side - we grew up on 90s alternative rock and to harness our vision with the purveyors of the Sacramento post hardcore sound will make this a true landmark release and we have taken it to the extreme collaborating with Mitch and Jonah!’”
On embracing the spirit of collaboration Nick continues, “We’ve always been interested in working in a collaborative manner so despite the epidemic we’ve continued building and expanding our spectrum of musical genres that we want to experiment with. This is an exciting phase for us, and integrating the guys from Sacramento and their heritage is phenomenal. We have worked to sculpt the instrumental rock dexterity of SOAC and provided a hardcore backbone by integrating Mitch and Jonah that has breathed a whole new spirit into the vessel. It still has an element of mysticism but comes with a more direct connection to the audience.”