Norway’s Metalcore Machine Release New Single, Poison Pure
New Album Coming In September!
Upon listening to ATENA‘s latest single, you are instantly struck by a delightful blend of electronic, nostalgic, and playful elements. However, it doesn’t take long before their signature sound takes center stage, featuring a powerful and intense riff alongside gripping screaming vocals. In summary, ATENA’s new track is an exceptional fusion of metalcore, playful beats and irresistibly catchy melodies.
The band states:
“The essence of the song revolves around toxic attachments to people, objects, drugs, or any other form of addiction. As members of the band, we are all too familiar with the experience of being hooked on something, and it’s a complex feeling to look forward to indulging in that thing at the end of the day – knowing that it’s not good for us, but brings temporary pleasure nonetheless. The song explores this bittersweet sensation of craving something that’s ultimately detrimental to our well-being.”
ATENA have pushed through to become one of the most noteworthy and experimental metalcore acts from Norway, proving that there’s more than black metal that roams the country. Merging elements from classic metalcore with a more urban soundscape, they address issues new generations face today. The new track is mixed and mastered by Swedish producer Henrik Udd (Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Imminence).
Over the last years and with 4 albums under their belt, ATENA have proven to be one of the fore fronters of Norwegian metalcore with their relentless mix of heavy guitars, electronic samples and hip-hop influences.
With a deep inspiration from classical composers, hip hop and love for heavy music the band entwine these elements together with lyrics of darker episodes that occur through life. ATENA’s latest, critically acclaimed album “Drowning Regret & Lungs Filled with Water” earned them international praise.
According to Metal Hammer UK, “Atena’s willingness to push boundaries needs to be applauded”, while one of Norway’s biggest newspapers Dagbladet praised them for being “something semi-exotic in the Norwegian metal flora.”
ATENA`s new album “Subway Anthem” will be released on September 29 via Indie Recordings.
Vebjørn Iversen – Guitar
Jakob Skogli – Vocals
Ulrik Linstad – Bass
Fredrik Kåsin – Drums
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