Less than two months after the release of their acclaimed debut album “Rivers of Heresy”, out via Roadrunner Records, extreme metal band Empire State Bastard has returned with a new single “Tired, Naw? – which is now available on all streaming platforms.
“Tired, Naw?” sees Empire State Bastard update the track “Tired, Aye?” which originally appeared on “Rivers of Heresy” as a duet between frontman Simon Neil and drummer Dave Lombardo. On “Tired, Naw? Mike Vennart joins the party with his no-holds-barred guitar, taking the song to new heights.
Simon Neil and Mike Vennart first conceived the idea for Empire State Bastard during downtime on tour with Biffy Clyro, pushing each other to find the most visceral and vitriolic music they could. It took years for the idea to be fully realised, with Mike crafting instrumentals inspired by Siege, Slayer, Sleep and The Locust, before Simon added equally ferocious vocals, a world away from anything he had previously been known for. The band was completed by the ultra-consistent bassist Naomi Macleod and the all-time great Dave Lombardo on drums.
Check out Chaoszine‘s interview with Empire State Bastard below: