ONCE HUMAN has released “Only in Death,” the second single from their upcoming new studio album Scar Weaver, which hits streets on February 11 via EAR Music.
Following the first single “Deadlock,” “Only in Death” is yet another killer track from their heaviest album yet and underlines ONCE HUMAN’s presence as the hottest up and coming band in the modern brutal metal world.
“This is my most personal song on the new album,” says vocalist Lauren Hart. “It meant so much to me that I really needed to get my hands dirty with the visuals. Logan and I filmed everything to keep the song’s raw meaning. Musically, it’s very emotional and dire, and the outro is probably my favorite piece of music on the album!”
Pieced together over the last two years, ONCE HUMAN’s Scar Weaver represents a massive step forward for the band. Blessed (or perhaps cursed) with plenty of additional time during the last year’s lockdown situation, the band has been able to refine and redefine their sound, inspired by a sudden creative surge from latest recruit Max Karon. The result is a gloriously idiosyncratic modern metal record, with Hart’s career-best vocal performance as just one of its dazzling revelations. With ONCE HUMAN’s most intense and explosive music to work with, the singer has pushed herself to new heights, showcasing a vastly expanded vocal range in the process.
About ONCE HUMAN:
Formed in 2014, ONCE HUMAN has steadily established themselves as one of the most distinctive and destructive metal bands of the modern era. Founded by guitarist Logan Mader (ex-Machine Head) and vocalist Lauren Hart, the LA-based quintet has had noses to the grindstone throughout their existence, exhibiting a tireless dedication to live performance and a meticulous approach to capturing their crushing anthems for posterity.
Over the course of two full-length albums – 2015’s widely hailed debut The Life I Remember and 2017’s conceptual tour-de-force Evolution – ONCE HUMAN has pursued a militantly individual path, eschewing contemporary cliché in favor of a versatile and sinewy new strain of brutal but accessible metal, with Hart’s coruscating vocals providing an endlessly emotive and humane focal point.
Four years on from their last album, ONCE HUMAN ais primed and ready to launch a fresh assault on hearts and ears. With a line-up completed by long-time bassist Damien Rainaud, drummer Dillon Trollope and second guitarist (and now chief riff-writer) Max Karon, the band have mutated into an even more devastating beast, as demonstrated with face-ripping aplomb on Scar Weaver.
ONCE HUMAN US tour dates with Cradle of Filth and 3Teeth:
Oct. 01 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
Oct. 02 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
Oct. 03 – Houston, TX – Rise
Oct. 05 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Oct. 07 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
Oct. 09 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
Oct. 10 – Harrisburg, PA – HMAC
Oct. 11 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Oct. 12 – Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
Oct. 14 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
Oct. 15 – Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
Oct. 16 – Chicago, IL – Radius
Oct. 18 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
Oct. 20 – Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
Oct. 21 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
Oct. 22 – San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
Oct. 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Theatre
Oct. 24 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
Oct. 26 – San Francisco, CA – Regency
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