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Sedative


Sedative
Death Romantic
Independent
Release: 20 May 2022

Perth metalcore rising stars, Sedative, just dropped their blistering debut record ‘Death Romantic’. Merging elements of deathcore and metalcore with swaithes of hardcore into a kaleidoscope of brutality, ‘Death Romantic’ treats the listeners to superbly tight instrumentation, gut-punching riffs, catastrophic breakdowns and magnetic vocals.

Not ones to shy away from confronting themes, Sedative bare it all in this seven-track sonic odyssey to explore heartache, grief, self-destructiveness and despondency. Vocalist Matthew Daly spits fire laden with haunting hooks that warrant repeat plays and are bound to get under the listener’s skin.

Daly on ‘Death Romantic’: “This new record is aptly named, honing in on romanticism and the weight that can be carried as a result of decisions made within relationships we have. It’s about regret, and how heavily my heart is consumed by this. As a whole, ‘Death Romantic’ is a bleak insight into what one can do to others, and in turn then do to themselves, as a result of acting unconscionably and with no thought of how things will affect those involved.”

Sedative burst into the scene with a series of singles ‘Cough Medicine’, ‘No Hard Feelings’ and ‘Vile’ which quickly developed a dedicated fan base in their hometown of Western Australia. Their current and previous body of work has amassed over 98,000+ Spotify streams and have been featured on Triple J The Racket, Killyourstereo, Maniacs, IdiotEQ, Wall Of Sound, The Faction as well as landing on Spotify’s “Homegrown & Heavy” editorial playlist.

Coming hot off their national tour, Sedative are due to perform a string of notable shows alongside Within Destruction (EU), Signs of the Swarm (USA), Fit For An Autopsy (USA) Xibalba (USA) & Honest Crooks (AU). With the release of ‘Death Romantic’ and a year jam packed with live performances, Sedative are poised to make their mark in the heavy music realm.

‘Death Romantic’ is out now via lnk.to/DeathRom

Tickets for upcoming shows can be purchased via https://linktr.ee/sedativeband

TRACKLISTING

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  5. Stained Soul
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  7. Lothario

Sedative – Godspeed

Sedative – Romilda Vane

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