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Exclusive Full Album Stream: Sons of Alpha Centauri, Push

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I’ll be honest, folks: I wasn’t familiar with Sons of Alpha Centauri until this week. I know, I know! But it’s never too late to keep finding new music, right? So today I am very pleased that MetalSucks has been asked to stream the long-running U.K. doom/post-rock outfit’s brand new album, Push, in its entirety.

Second confession: the involvement of Jonah Matranga (Far, Gratitude, etc.) is what piqued my interest. The band brought in Matranga on vocals this time around — the very first time they’ve had vocals in their 20-year existence — along with Will Haven drummer Mitch Wheeler, and the results are absolutely explosive. Fans of Jonah’s work in Far, as well as his post-hardcore / alternative metal contemporaries like Quicksand, are going to absolutely eat this up, as I am.

Explains bassist Nick Hannon:

“After being an instrumental band for 20 years, collaborating with Jonah to deliver vocals on this album was the perfect choice. His iconic and immediately recognizable vocal sits perfectly with where the band has evolved to right now. This record captures that wrought emotional tone that Jonah brings and blends brilliantly with the heavier, moodier, and darker vibes of Sons of Alpha Centauri. Mitch brought the phenomenal backbone beats that give the record that extra level of energy! Together it has all bonded into an album journey that looks to the future as much as it reflects on the past.”

Push was recorded by Lance Jackman of EightFourSeven in Sacramento, engineered and mixed by Dan Lucas, and mastered by the legendary Nick Zampiello (Cave In, Converge, ISIS). It comes out this Friday, August 27, via Exile on Mainstream; pre-order here.

Stream Push in its entirely below!

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