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Groove-Metal’s After Smoke Clears unleash 5th 2020 single Rapacious

Groove-Metal's After Smoke Clears unleash 5th 2020 single Rapacious ahead of debut album EDIFICATION

London based 4-piece AFTER SMOKE CLEARS are smashing the underground metal scene, garnering formidable attention with their onslaught of aggressive, high adrenaline new-core pre-album 2020 releases, having achieved over 120,000 streams to date, and are here to present to you their fifth creation; ‘Rapacious’.

Taken from their upcoming album ‘Edification’ (out November 12th), ‘Rapacious’ is the first of a 3-part music video trilogy depicting the demise of the human race, from imagined dystopia into bleak reality. Part 1 focuses on greed, over indulgence of objects, brands as false idols, and consumerism.

2020 will see the release of their newly announced debut album ‘Edification’. Containing 10 brand new tracks sharing a journey through destruction and into self-realisation. The past months have seen the releases of ‘The Vine’, ‘Deterioration’, ‘Beta To Gamma’ and ‘Machine Dependent’, all of which have grown, solidified and strengthened their following and media interest considerably, bringing dynamic, energetic, high quality releases to the scene, busting headphones with fat bass while enriching minds with meaningful rhyme. A fit at the forefront of the new wave of metal.

AFTER SMOKE CLEARS 2020 releases tell the story about a violent space, inside your head, a hidden caged animal. Repression and cultural pressures force conformity. Only after the cage has been burned to the ground, and the turmoil and struggle to see outside has ceased, after smoke clears your vision manifests. Every video is produced to symbolise the in-depth, detailed and meaningful story behind each song AFTER SMOKE CLEARS release, which makes for an enjoyably impactful viewing experience. The band have lived this story, reflected in their music, philosophy and ethos.

Unashamedly honest, reflective, extreme; AFTER SMOKE CLEARS offer insight not only into their releases, but in recent weeks have also launched the SMOKE CLEARS STREET CREW [#SCSC], a community of exclusive content, open-space Q&A’s, lyrical discussion, and a chance for fans to be a part of the growth and development of the band. Open to all.

Prior to the worldwide pandemic, After Smoke Clears have had the fortune of sharing the stage with a variety artists, such as the INCITE, THECITYISOURS, MTXS, Bohemian Grove, Jonestown and more; and the opportunity to play on the stages of the well known London rock club night FACEDOWN, Camden Rocks Festival, and Summit Fest, and will be taking to the stage once the live-industry doors open once again.

Watch, Stream and Share ‘Rapacious’ as of Thursday 10th September 2020; 10:00am UK.
Available via Spotify, Apple Music and all other major outlets.

BRITISH GROOVE-METAL ‘AFTER SMOKE CLEARS’ UNLEASH DEBUT ALBUM ‘EDIFICATION’
RELEASE DATE: 12TH NOVEMBER 2020

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London based 4-piece AFTER SMOKE CLEARS are smashing the underground metal scene, garnering formidable attention and over 150,000 streams with their onslaught of aggressive, high adrenaline new-core 2020 releases, all in the lead up to the release of their debut album ‘Edification’.
10 brand new tracks sharing a journey through destruction into self-realisation, coming November 12th.

2020 has seen the release of an onslaught of six singles and music videos from the debut album; ‘The Vine’, ‘Deterioration’, ‘Beta To Gamma’, ‘Machine Dependent’, ‘Rapacious’, ‘Extinguo’ and ‘Awaken’, all of which have grown, solidified and strengthened their following and media interest over the months, bringing dynamic, energetic, high quality releases to the scene, busting headphones with fat bass while enriching minds with meaningful rhyme. A fit at the forefront of the new wave of metal, landing After Smoke Clears placements in Spotify Editorial playlists amounting to over half a million followers.

AFTER SMOKE CLEARS 2020 releases tell the story about a violent space, inside your head, a hidden caged animal. Repression and cultural pressures force conformity. Only after the cage has been burned to the ground, and the turmoil and struggle to see outside has ceased, after smoke clears your vision manifests. Every video is produced to symbolise the in-depth, detailed and meaningful story behind each song AFTER SMOKE CLEARS release, which makes for an enjoyably impactful viewing experience. The band have lived this story, reflected in their music, philosophy and ethos.

Unashamedly honest, reflective, extreme; AFTER SMOKE CLEARS offer insight not only into their releases, but in recent months have also launched the SMOKE CLEARS STREET CREW [#SCSC], a community of exclusive content, open-space Q&A’s, lyrical discussion, and a chance for fans to be a part of the growth and development of the band. Open to all.

Prior to the worldwide pandemic, After Smoke Clears have had the fortune of sharing the stage with a variety artists, such as the INCITE, THECITYISOURS, MTXS, Bohemian Grove, Jonestown and more; and the opportunity to play on the stages of the well known London rock club night FACEDOWN, Camden Rocks Festival, and Summit Fest, and will be taking to the stage once the live-industry doors open once again.

Available to stream / download via all major outlets as of Thursday 12th November 2020.
With Limited Edition CD pre-orders, plus a wide range of merchandise, on sale now: aftersmokeclears.com

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Machine Dependent Press:
“After Smoke Clears continue to impress with their reminder of how we have become ‘Machine Dependent’ with this excellent slice of technical death-dealing.” – Uber Rock

“After Smoke Clears continue their rising trajectory with their fourth single of 2020. Certainly the best one so far. Twists and turns keep the listener vested, headbanging within the first couple of seconds. I for one can’t wait to see what they hold in store for us after this release. After Smoke Clears are definitely the one to watch.” – MusicMattersGB.com

Beta To Gamma Press:
“A heavy, bass-driven slab of metal with a video that looks like it was filmed in your favourite rock club” – Moshville.co.uk
“AFTER SMOKE CLEARS are seeing clearly and have ambition to make their mark in the tech metal scene. Beta To Gamma is a solid and hugely enjoyable single” – MetalMance

Deterioration Press:
“Unfiltered, primal, invigorating. Relentless, Energising & Unapologetic” – Gig Radar
“An Excellent example of how the band blend metal, tech, and groove to deliver powerful songs” – MetalTalk.net

The Vine Press:
“Blends groove and metal together in a harmonious and hardcore way” – Insane Blog
“A big wall of heavy sound” – FYM Reacts

The track listing for Edification is ...

  1. The Vine
  2. Machine Dependent
  3. Deterioration
  4. Invigorate
  5. Beta To Gamma
  6. Rapacious
  7. Extinguo
  8. Buried
  9. Awaken
  10. Edify

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