Reviews

Next Stop Olympus


My Affliction

My Affliction 

From the band: “This song is about the burning sensation inside when your temper has reached its limit, trying to express how crippling anger and a temper can be and how much it can ruin a life in split second bad decisions. Bringing awareness to the fact that people that do struggle day to day with a temper”.

Matt Gray – Bass & Vocals 

“This track was an interesting one from how it came about, Matt had written the lyrics for it and shown Harry one evening, Harry came up with the chorus melody almost straight away and then when we next had practice he’d written a skeleton to the song, we’d worked on the song as a band from there. Two of the main points from when we were recording the song that really stand out was the word ‘Rage’ being screamed before the breakdown was decided on the spot in the vocal booth, we’d been talking about having something there already but couldn’t decide until the Graves brothers (Innersound Studio) agreed it needed something there and the other part was the big ending when it has all three vocals going was actually finalised by Harry in the middle of the night the day before we recorded the vocals for it.”

‘HEART, MIND & HELL’

Mixing the heavy breakdowns and screaming vocals of Metalcore with the intricate guitars and anthemic choruses of classic Rock n’ Roll, the band have crafted their own unique brand of Modern metalcore, riddled with nostalgic vibes that will have you banging your head & raising your horns to the sky! 

“The EP highlights a person’s journey through the betrayal and collapse of any relationship and turning to personally destructive tendencies as a means to cope before ultimately giving in to the personal demons simmering at the surface.” 

-Matt Gray – Bass & Vocals

“We took a massive step up with every aspect of this EP, from the writing process to the recording. Taking a much more personal route with the way we put the songs together to tell the story that each member of the band can relate to.” 

-Conor McEniry – Vocals 

Photo by Marianne Harris

Salisbury based band mixing the heavy breakdowns and screaming vocals of metalcore with the guitar solos and big choruses of rock n roll.

“We started Next Stop Olympus in 2017, spend the rest of the year writing our debut EP ‘Hit The Ground Running’ and recorded in early 2018 with that being released mid 2018, spend the next year or so playing as many shows as we could whilst we were writing new music. We went to record our follow up EP in September of 2019 at Innersound studio in York, unfortunately Covid delayed the process but we finally got to release our brand new EP ‘Heart, Mind & Hell’ on 9th April 2021.”

Next Stop Olympus – My Affliction

Next Stop Olympus – The Ignorance of Us

Next Stop Olympus – To Bite The Hand That Feeds

Next Stop Olympus – Don’t Let Go

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