October Ends’ new album drops next week, and they are powering into release week with a big new collaboration.
October Ends have shared a new track, and it features an incendiary guest.
The track is ‘Call Me Before I’m Dead’, a nu-metalcore belter full of bubbling synths and haunting atmospheres.
And they have roped in the unstoppable Kid Bookie to add his own brand of aggression to proceedings.
The band had this to say about it and its unique creation:
“This is the first song Alex [Hek, guitar] wrote for October Ends after joining two years ago, and at the time, he was recovering from repetitive injuries in both of arms. Because of this, he wasn’t able to play a guitar or even type at a computer. In order to write this song, he had to use some crazy head tracking software similar to what American virtuoso musician Jason Becker used to use. He would think up ideas, melodies, and the instrument arrangements in his mind, and then would use head and face gestures to control the computer mouse to write it all into notation software. When it was finished, it was sent over to Nick [Mavromatis, vocals/production/mixing] for recording. That was Alex’s process for a while until he got better.
“The aim with this track was to lean into the nu-metal aspect of our sound more but in a way that was modern and catchy. It was also really influenced by industrial sounds and the whole cyberpunk aesthetic for the verses. The verse has a kinda sexy Nine Inch Nails vibe to it, so we rolled with that and wrote the vocals and lyrics into what I’d describe as a fucked up lust anthem. The song is about desire and anxiety in a relationship where you don’t know where you stand with that person. The dual vocals help paint this juxtaposition, with Nick being softer in the verses and George [Mavridis] going for it in the choruses.”
Here it is:
October Ends’s new album ‘PHASES’ will be yours on October 28 via UNFD.
It will also feature ‘Of Stars’: