2020 is a fresh start for the London based 4-piece After Smoke Clears, and like their band name, they have cleared their vision and are ready for you to listen to their latest creations;
‘Deterioration‘, is the second of six single releases throughout the year that blend metal, tech and groove to deliver a powerful movement in their music and make heads bang. The song portrays the story of personal suffering and family tragedy. The raw emotional rage from the lyrics expose a story previously kept deep within. ‘Deterioration‘ is a reminder to the listener that life is short lived, precious, and not be taken for granted.
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. 2020 will see the release of their debut album ‘Edification’. Containing 10 brand new tracks sharing a journey through destruction and into self realisation. The debut single ‘The Vine’ hit platforms on 27 March receiving over 20,000 streams to date, fan and press acclaim, and is followed ‘Deterioration’ and 4 further singles.
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.