In January, London based art rockers The Bloody Mallard kicked off the new year by sharing the heavy and complex ‘Subject To Entropy’. A month on, the band have returned with another taster for their upcoming album ‘Realm’.
In the band’s own words, the new single ‘Ceremonious Synapses (ii)’ “signals the most climatic point of the album”. From a listening perspective, it shows the band in a more melodic light than before, but without losing any of their riff-based strengths.
Listeners might hear a strong Tool influence running through the new single, thanks to the rhythm section often being the dominant force throughout its six minutes, but that’s not to say that fans of solid guitar riffs won’t find plenty to enjoy.
In terms of instrumental prog with leanings towards a metal based groove, this is one of those numbers that makes an instant impression, though it’s with further listening that its strengths really begin to show.
You can watch the full performance video below.
Further info on the band and single can be found in the press release which follows.
Ceremonious Synapses (ii)
The Bloody Mallard
6 March 2020
Self Release via Onslaught Music
‘Ceremonious Synapses (ii)’ brings us to the 3rd single form prog, heavy-psych instrumental band, The Bloody Mallard, and it signals the most climatic point of the album ‘Realm’.
It is the 2nd of two songs under Ceremonious Synapses which both thematically explore the subject of neural pathways and behaviours within the human brain. Human consciousness and behaviours can be linked to the structure of these neural networks and based upon certain events in a person’s life (environmentally, traumatically, meditatively) these pathways can alter. The Ceremonious Synapses songs are thematically narrative of the conscious effort to change these pathways; part (i) focused on the frictioned physical and disciplined, whilst part (ii) focuses on the deeper and sub conscious/spiritual level of change.
The single due out on the 6th March shall have an accompanying music video which teases our first view of the band. The band have announced that they’ll be playing live shows this year to support the release.
The Bloody Mallard is a London-based rock project headed by guitarist, Tom Walding. After experimenting with melodies, rhythms and tones that were reminiscent of many mushroom trips in rural Kent, the sonic segments finally formed into songs which turned into the album, ‘Realm’.
The album was produced recorded and mixed by Jarred Hearman (Katy B, Wretch 32, Mammal, John Butler Trio, The Prodigy, Slipknot) at Konk and City Sounds Studios and The Gin Factory.
FFO: King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Baroness, Yob and Elder.
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