London based 4-piece After Smoke Clears have been smashing the underground metal scene, and are here to unleash their sixth and final pre-album single & video; ‘Extinguo‘. A 6 month onslaught of aggressive, high adrenaline new-core releases has led to this final stage, having garnered formidable attention achieving over 150,000 streams to date, and now the album countdown is on.
Taken from their upcoming album ‘Edification‘ (out November 12th), ‘Extinguo‘ is the second of a three-part music video trilogy depicting the demise of the human race, from imagined dystopia into bleak reality. The music video progresses from a one-minute cinematic narrative, through to a post apocalyptic world set within a barren and smoke filled dining room. Part 3 focuses on deforestation, depletion of resources and overpopulation.
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‘, ‘Machine Dependent’ and ‘Rapacious‘, 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 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.