Wednesday 24 January 2024

Doom/Sludge/Stoner Metallers WE FOLLOW THE EARTH Premiere New Song THE HUNTER From Upcoming New Album EXTINCT

Band Bio

Originally started as a simple project between brothers, Matthew Crotts and Robert Crotts. Matthew wrote and performed all of the music/vocals, while Robert wrote the story/concept/lyrics. After months of writing, what emerged was the debut album »Lightbearer« in March 2023 – a heavy combination of thick guitars and pulsating synths which, over the course of five tracks follows the journey and eventual horror of an astronaut who awakens to find that he is the sole survivor on a derelict ship, barreling through space.

Three months later, writing began for a second album. Once again, with Matthew writing all of the music, and Robert conceptualizing the lyrics. The material took shape quickly, evolving from the atmospheric doomy vibes of »Lightbearer«, to a more straight-forward, in-your-face onslaught of pummelling riffs.

We Follow The Earth is:

Matthew Crotts – Guitars/Vocals
Matthew Pickard – Bass
Matt Osburn – Drums

While Robert Crotts doesn’t have a presence on-stage, he is very much an integral piece, and a behind-the-scenes member of the band.

The Lowdown About EXTINCT

"Extinct" is a crushingly heavy fantasy piece from start to finish. A 6 track concept album which tells the story of a Cyclops chieftain discovering that his entire tribe has been murdered and vowing revenge. Every track is an experiment on how to get heavier than the last.It starts with a slow intro, which lulls the listener into a sense of calm, then the music kicks in and hits you like a brick wall. From there it never lets up, save for a short reprieve on the third track which will give the listener a chance to take a breath, but it is short lived and the pummelling wall of sound picks up right where it left off."Extinct" was recorded and produced by Jamie King, and will be released March 1st, 2024.

Desert Bloom PR have kindly agreed for ourselves to host the premiere for their stunning new song The Hunter.

Here's what the band say about the upcoming new album: 

"The new album, "Extinct", is a concept album which tells the story of a Cyclops chieftain discovering that his entire tribe has been murdered and vowing revenge. In "The Hunter", the hero meets someone who shares his goal.

This is a turning point in the story, so musically I wanted a change of pace from the rest of the album. You don't often hear punk or hardcore beats in doom, but it was the foundation of this song. From the start, I went in to writing this song with the idea that it would be more upbeat, while still making it as heavy as it could possibly be.
" - Matthew Crotts


Extinct will be available to buy on Digital Download from March 1st 2024.

Thanks to Desert Bloom PR for all of the details.