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New York City’s The Supposed Blend Prog Influences on “Oculus”

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Tried-and-true New York City metal bands, whose members all (or mostly) reside within the five boroughs, are increasingly harder to find these days. The rent is simply too damn high! Working, touring artists are forced to find refuge elsewhere. When was the last time a metal band broke out of NYC on an international (or even national) level? Type O Negative, maybe? That was eons ago.

Could The Supposed be heir ascendants to the NYC metal throne? It’s too early to tell just yet, as the band, which formed in 2017, are just readying their first official album. But if their blend of progressive metal and rock influences tickle the fancy of the city’s rabid metal fanbase — which is in no short supply — I don’t see why not!

The band just released a new single and video, “Oculus,” and their first album is just over the horizon. Vocalist/drummer Eri Kurshan explains:

“We’re excited to release our first, official, full-length LP to the world! As somebody who listens to a wide variety of musical styles—from rock and electronic to classical, jazz and more—I wanted to create a metal sound that incorporates a lot of color and dynamic musicality. It took a lot of time and hard work, but we’re very happy with the result and excited for everyone to listen.”

Watch the video for “Oculus” below. Materialize, the band’s debut LP, will be released in early 2022

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