Forbidden Seasons ‘Thank You For The Venom’:
Italian Metalcore Mob Reveal Video Single From Forthcoming Debut LP

Italian metalcore quintet Forbidden Seasons have unveiled the video for ‘Thank You For The Venom’. Featuring Suicide Girl Riae, vocalist Mark Seasons reveals: “The song talks about an ill relationship with someone very dear to me. They played with my life; tried to take advantage of my weaknesses and unconditional love, turning it into hatred and venom, consuming my soul. When in times of need this person tried to get back in touch, they managed to make me feel even worse; numb even though in my veins flows their own rotten blood. The video explains this relationship; the protagonist forced to interact with a mysterious and dark entity which ultimately despite all the efforts, manages to corrupt her, convincing her to consume its venom. With this track I wanted to release the evil which I’ve had inside for years. Even though I don’t usually like to talk about my personal issues, thanks to my band and family, I managed to open up.”

‘Thank You For The Venom’ is taken from their forthcoming debut album ‘Promise’, which will see release via This Is Core on 16th March 2018. The LP follows on from their 2017 debut, EP ‘Paramnesia’, with vocalist Mark Seasons saying of the title: “’Promise’ refers to all the promises made by people that are never fulfilled because of their selfishness.” The writing of the record began after their Russian tour in February 2017 and taking their time, recording took place over 7 months at HTR Studios in Turin. Covering such topics as loneliness, anger, apathy and misplaced trust, the outcome is self-described as “really reflecting who we are and the direction we want to take. Both in terms of sound and composition it’s very different from Paramnesia, heavier than our last work; we wanted to create a deeper sound according to our emotional state.” Melodically charged, beauty meeting darkness, their sound evokes Saosin and Underoath, Forbidden Seasons certainly are a promising prospect.

Hailing from Turin, Italy, the band is completed by Symon Ray on Lead Guitar, Danny Ghale on Rhythm Guitar, Paul J. Price on Bass and Federico Spagnoli handling both Drums and Keys. Founded in 2015, they simply came together as five individuals’ intent on realising their dreams to play music. Mark explains the moniker: “It’s about discrimination and lack of half measures in society. Everything is completely bad or good, black or white. There’s no space for gray anymore. Forbidden Seasons, it’s like forbidden feelings, forbidden thoughts, forbidden actions, forbidden goals… So we thought that name fit great with this idea.”

Forbidden Seasons Release Debut Album ‘Promise’ Via This Is Core On 16/03/18

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INHEAVEN – Sweet Dreams Baby


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“Indie’s most dangerously exciting debut-album-darlings.” – NME

“INHEAVEN know their way around a tune. Boasting turbocharge riffs, instant hooks and the striking vocals of guitarist James Taylor and bassist Chloe Little, it is easy to see why Julian Casablancas’s label scrambled to spread their gospel in America.” – Q

“Noisy, riotous, anthemic and bristling with excitement, INHEAVEN is an album to rage along with.” **** – DIY

“There’s something special about INHEAVEN. With them leading the way, the new wave of British indie may actually stand a chance.” ***** – Dork

“INHEAVEN are one of the most exciting up-and-coming British bands around, with fans in all the right places, and a debut album full of 5* bangers, they’ve finally arrived.” **** – Upset

“a certified banger glistening with dreamy hooks and an anthemic quality which will have it replaying in your head all week.” – Wonderland

After a year in which they fulfilled several landmark ambitions, INHEAVEN today share their brand new track ‘Sweet Dreams Baby’ – their first new material since their critically acclaimed debut album was released last summer.

It comes after Huw Stephens highlighted the band in his Alternative Tips for 2018 list, and they were also praised by DIY in their Notable First Steps of the Year feature. They hailed INHEAVEN as “torchbearers for a new, vital era of British guitar bands.”

‘Sweet Dreams Baby’ is an anthem for those who are hoping for better things to come in 2018. “Ever wish you were someone else? Every wish you were somewhere else?” begins frontman James Taylor, expressing desires that many will identify with. Subsequently joined on vocal harmonies by Chloe Little, the duo’s lyrics remind people not to lose sight of their aspirations.

Sonically, ‘Sweet Dreams Baby’ echoes a succession of timeless American influences – from the insistent percussion of the great 60s girl groups to Springsteen’s yearning and the widescreen hooks of Kings of Leon. The track was produced by INHEAVEN’s regular collaborator Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood, Pixies, The Amazons).

The accompanying visual for the track is suitably dreamlike. It flickers between an exuberant band performance, sepia-tinged close-ups and intimate shots of Taylor’s vocal delivery.

INHEAVEN followed their debut album with the release of the ‘Acoustic’ EP. It featured their take on Ride’s 1990 shoegaze classic ‘Vapour Trail’ which prompted Vanyaland to comment that it’s “exciting when a new band filters it through their own musical lens.”