Juracán was the name given by Spanish colonists to the zemi or deity of chaos and disorder. With the trials and tribulations that The Arusha Accord have gone through to get this out, the EP name is aptly titled. After a triumphant return to the stage being headliners at UK Tech Fest 2017, the band shortly thereafter lost a vocalist and later in the year a guitarist to other projects and life in general. This might be the end of some bands, but the guys in Arusha persevered, finishing the work that was started back in 2016 as a quartet. The first of four planned EP’s and the first new material since The Echo Verses, Juracan is sure to please fans both old and new.
Hailing from Sacramento, mathcore/metalcore band Journal are set to unleash their newest album “Chrysalis Ordalias” on July 17th, 2018. Journal ended up developing a dedicated group of fans after dropping their debut album “Unlorja” back in 2010. Anxiously awaiting new material, the band finally delivers after a 8 year hiatus, and boy oh boy is it tasty. I had a chance to talk with guitarist Joe Van Houten about what the guys have been up to since the release of “Unlorja”, why they write what can only be described as “video game music”, and who some of their biggest influences are. Be sure to give Journal a like on Facebook, and be sure to pick up “Chrysalis Ordalias” in either digital or physical format over on the bands Bandcamp page!
If Kurt Travis wasn’t already on a roll he has formed another band but this time with Thomas Erak of The Fall of Troy. They are currently in the studio and have no music released yet but a possible demo EP has been mentioned. Below is a teaser of the drum tracking