By having a well-defined background in the U.S. Metalcore/Hardcore scene MATRIARCHS wants to strengthen its position with every song they release. 'Ascendancy' is the first song of this explosive puzzle called "The Shape Of C#nts To Come".
The effervescent combination of both NU-Metal and Metalcore elements only adds points to the technicality chapter that makes you think of new expressions less explored by the band. However, it does not overshadow or alleviate the aggressiveness and constructive dynamics MATRIARCHS has displayed so far.
'Ascendancy' is an explosive introduction to what MATRIARCHS' sound will be heading. It remains to see. Anyhow, this first chapter will make you want to browse and listen to all the other songs that will follow.
'Ascendancy' VIDEO: https://youtu.be/05IwEBh2ORQ
MATRIARCHS is a metallic hardcore band formed by Ben Levi (Cutthroat, Fate Destroyed) in Los Angeles in 2012, inspired by his affinity for Beat Down and ‘90s New York metallic hardcore. Ben had played with drummer Alfred Santa Cruz, bassist Miguel Vasquez and guitarist Marty Cole in several other projects throughout the last decade so they were no strangers to getting creative together. After playing their first show to a packed house the boys never looked back. They've gone on to play with bands like Soulfly, Harm's Way, Disgrace, Bane, Backtrack, Sworn Enemy, and Vision Of Disorder.
An ambitious release produced by Nick Jett of Terror, and mastered by Matt Hyde (Lionheart, Hatebreed, Deftones), "Scandalous Jointz" fused together with the visual aesthetic and presentation of more thought-provoking heavy acts with the sonic ferocity and energy of hardcore. A few national festivals and two tours later saw the band taking a hiatus and reflecting on what the general direction and purpose of the band would be.
In 2018 MATRIARCHS parted ways with vocalist Richard Barthel. After teaming up with Jeremy Valentyne and Brandon Wolfe to produce their new release, adding veteran Carlos Pagan to the lineup on guitar, and meeting new vocalist K Enagonio during the pandemic, the band found the new fire it needed. In K the band finds its truest voice. Over the quarantine, they wrote their second full-length, "Year of the Rat", released last fall through KnucklehedzINC and Upstate Records.
Theirs follow to that effort, a stream series entitled "The Shape Of C#nts To Come", will be released this October.
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