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 seven music videos from the debut album; ‘The Vine‘, ‘Deterioration‘, ‘Beta To Gamma‘, ‘Machine Dependent’, ‘Rapacious’, ‘Extinguo’, and finally ‘Awaken’ to mark album release day, 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.
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