The Qemists Fight The Dark Side With 'Warrior Sound'
Tue, 12 Apr 2016 09:30:09
UK rock outfit The Qemists are a busy, busy band. They have just released their new album The Warrior Sound. With a diverse, yet unified bunch of inspirations, The Qemists are an intriguing musical sound. They are drum and bass aficionados who believe their hurtling breakbeats sound best under muscular, metallic guitar riffs.
The first single, "Run You," was featured in the worldwide trailer for Arnold Schwarzenegger's film Terminator: Genisys, and has been playlisted by UK's Team Rock, Kerrang! Radio, Scuzz and more, reaching #6 on the Kerrang! Rock chart. Since, the young group has set their sights on bringing the new album to North America.
Having grown from three to five members, Warrior Sound is The Qemists' first album since the addition of full time frontman Olly Simmons (formerly of cult metal band Collisions) and rapper/MC Bruno Balanta. The band has teamed up with a number of diverse artists for collaborative features on Warrior Sound, including Hacktivist on the brilliant up-tempo "Jungle," Japanese metallers Crossfaith, whose singer Kenta Koie is featured on "Anger," and UK grime MCGhetts on "No Respect."
This March, The Qemists will join Enter Shikari on a European tour, and have landed a main support slot on Crossfaith's upcoming UK tour. We spoke with the ensemble about what else is new.
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