"To me, they had this Swiz/Neurosis hybrid style, and they instantly became my favorite local band," vocalist John Pettibone told me in a 2016 No Echo interview about the first time he heard Heiress, the group he would eventually end up joining after original frontman Adam Paysse's exit.
At the time, the hardcore and metal veteran (Undertow, Himsa) was promoting Heiress' third studio album, Made Wrong.
Now, 6 years later, John and Heiress are gearing up for the release of their next full-length, an excellent collection they've called Distant Fires. After working as a quintet since forming back in 2006, the band is now a 4-piece, with guitarist Wes Reed, drummer Justin Martinez, and bassist Mat Houot joining John.
Today, No Echo is the premiere home of "Quiet Tension," which is the fifth track on the forthcoming record:
"Finding silence and calm in the chaotic behavior and disorder of feeling defeated," John told me via email about his lyrics for "Quiet Tension." I think the track is a perfect sonic representation of why I'm a big supporter of Heiress.
Distant Fires will be out on December 3rd via Satanik Royalty. You can pre-order the album at this link.
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