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The Stranger


Brisbane based Progressive Metal Sensations The Stranger are set to release their immersive new single ‘Eleventh Hour’ on January 22nd, 2021 via Octane Records. ‘Eleventh Hour’ is a riveting piece of pure progressive power with hard hitting synths layered beneath aggressive guitar work, meticulously arranged instrumentation and addictively complex grooves. 

Vocalist Tom explains Eleventh hour is an impassioned retaliation against climate denial and environmental ignorance within the ruling government. It expresses our desperate need to take action to preserve the planet for the future of not only mankind but also of our ecology. It is a finger pointed at the complacent federal government and the corporatism that allows such negligence and greed to survive and an acknowledgement of the struggles ahead of us. The chains of industry are unnaturally evaporating and agitating the natural world, a struggle represented by two arcane kings upon their thrones. As rampant industry drains our natural resources, the environment grows weaker and weaker to resist. It is our hope that once humanity has re-established its priorities and direction that nature will begin to heal and even prosper. We hope that our fans will feel that they are not alone in their journey into the future and that our music will provide a welcome catharsis against frustration. It all begins with us’

Brisbane’s Progressive Metal Sensations announce their new album ‘Kaleidoscope’

Brisbane based Progressive Metal Sensations The Stranger are pleased to announce their new album ‘Kaleidoscope’ for release on April 9th, 2021 via Octane Records. The album can be best described as an audible manifesto of the harboured anxiety and anticipation for the future. ‘Kaleidoscope’ is an acknowledgement of change and of shifting paradigms, and frustration at those who would adapt too quickly or too slowly. Over nine unique tracks, The Stranger voice their fears and hopes over growing social isolation, climate change, and political rhetoric through an anthology of fantastic fiction and deeply personal odes to growth, change and perseverance. Kaleidoscope’ is available to Preorder in both digital and physical (via Wild Thing Records) via https://lnk.to/strangerscope

Incorporating influences such as Opeth and Dream Theater, the band has forged a respected name for themselves in the Australian Metal Scene with their eclectic mix of progressive metal, djent & funk.
Following a successful release of their highly acclaimed album ‘The Stranger’, the band shared stages with Australian and International Progressive Metal Powerhouses such as Caligula’s Horse, Voyager, Ne Obliviscaris, Monuments and The Ocean; including festivals such as ProgFest and winning Brisbane’s Wacken Metal Battle. With The Strangers’ recent signing to Octane Records & Wild Thing Records for their much anticipated sophomore album ‘Kaleidoscope’, the band is set to make a mark on the Australian Heavy Music World and beyond!

The Stranger – The Eleventh Hour (22/01/2021)

The Stranger – I’m a Marionette

The Stranger – This is Halloween

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