Full Zenith: Sludge Metal Meets Hardcore on “Head in the Clouds” (VIDEO PREMIERE)

Photo: Lake Tracy

Formed in 2012, Full Zenith is a Kentucky-based band that initially came together due to a shared love for both stoner metal and hardcore. The members of the group loved the slower groove of stuff that fell into the stoner/doom/sludge bucket, but they admittedly didn't have the attention span for some of that style's most known aspects, including epic-minded song lengths. So, when you listen to Full Zenith, you're getting the Iommi worship in the guitar riffs, but everything is balanced out with the immediacy of hardcore.

Full Zenith will be issuing their latest record, Higher Cosmic Knowledge, later this month and No Echo is partnering with the band to bring you the video premiere for their track "Head in the Clouds" today:

For the video, Full Zenith called on uber-talented photographer Errick Easterday to direct the mind-bending clip. Guitarist Dustin Cantrell offers: “With the passage of time and the acceptance of death, the anxieties of reality force us to examine life, and sometimes look for escape—or answers—or maybe for something more. Your head is in the clouds, your heart is in your hands.”

Higher Cosmic Knowledge will be out on April 20 via Full Zenith's Bandcamp page.


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