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British stoner/doom metallers OUTRUN THE DAY will release album ‘Burden’
track-list: Sundown Burden Crooked Bird Pinebox Meandering (instrumental) Battered & Bruised OathBreaker (instrumental) Happier Dead Everything All At Once (instrumental) Hollow Throne (instrumental) [bonus track]
Outrun The Day are: Ian Field-Richards – rhythm and lead guitar, bass, songwriter Clive Withers – rhythm guitar Geoff Kinch – vocals
Daniel Engman (of Soulquake System): “Good stuff, I can hear some influence from crowbar and down, I like it!” Constantine Droutsas (Ulma): “…I love it!! Truly great work there! Sundown is so Sabbathy and with an awesome guitar and bass tone! Super cool solos too and very appropriate vocal lines! However, it’s on the second track ‘burden’ where the vocals truly shine! Impressive stuff!” Jimmy Bower (Down & EyeHateGod): “Good job” Rick Hunolt (DieHumane, Exodus): “DUDE…it’s bluesy doom bad ass(sic) freakin really good sounds like Trouble and Alice In Chains had a mutant baby …”
Metal/Stoner outfit Outrun the Day is set to release new album ‘Burden’ The album is a personal journey for founding member Ian Field-Richards and sees the seasoned musician producing, “a collection of tracks where I’m writing for the love of the music and without any musical prejudice, just letting whatever happens happen.” It’s a collection of 10 tracks all of which showcase Ians diverse musical tastes and influences. Each one distinctly ‘Outrun the Day’ but never sounding like the one before it. Focus tracks on this release are ‘Pinebox’, ‘Happier Dead’ and ‘Crooked Bird’. The album was written without boundaries and with Ian writing what came naturally to him. Injecting light and shade into the heaviness which comes through when you listen to the album as a whole. Having already garnered acclaim from notable figures like Down, EyeHateGod, and Exodus, ‘Burden’ is steadily establishing itself as a pivotal achievement for the band. Spanning various themes, from recognizing the unparalleled experiences derived from band camaraderie (‘Pinebox’), weaving a narrative akin to a B-Movie involving the undead (‘Happier Dead’), to delving into the sense of alienation (‘Crooked Bird’), ‘Burden’ takes listeners on a comprehensive voyage both in terms of its musical composition and lyrical storytelling. Outrun The Day is the brainchild of seasoned musician Ian Field-Richards, a veteran of the metal scene renowned for his role as the guitarist in the influential hardcore/metalcore crossover band, SNUB. Although often mislabeled as Nu-Metal, Ian firmly believed that SNUB’s sound transcended such categorizations and leaned more towards a proto-metalcore style. Nevertheless, SNUB’s impact was undeniable, having shared the stage with a plethora of iconic bands, including The Misfits, Napalm Death, Earth Crisis, Turmoil, Earthtone9, Iron Monkey, One Minute Silence, Medula Nocte, and Stampin’ Ground. During their fruitful tenure, SNUB was signed to Copro Records, and under the watchful eye of producer Dave Chang, they released their album ‘Memories in Richter’. He also contributed songwriting material to their second album ‘The Harvest’ before parting ways with the band. Ian’s artistic talents extended beyond musicianship, as he also lent his skills in creating artwork for several releases of the renowned band Earthtone9. In the wake of his journey with SNUB, Ian Field-Richards set out on a solo venture, shaping the unique sound of Outrun The Day. With multiple demos under his belt and the recent success of the EP ‘Dredge’ the solo project gained considerable recognition. Notably, the debut album, comprising ten tracks, stands as a testament to Ian’s dedication and artistry, eagerly awaiting an imminent release. The eminent praise for Outrun The Day’s music speaks volumes of the project’s prowess and impact within the metal community. Daniel Engman of Soulquake System hailed the band’s work, detecting shades of influence from renowned acts Crowbar and Down, while Constantine Droutsas of Ulma was captivated by the impressive vocal delivery on the track ‘Burden’ coupled with the remarkable guitar and bass tones reminiscent of classic Sabbathy vibes and soulful solos. Jimmy Bower, renowned for his contributions to Down and EyeHateGod, acknowledged the band’s efforts, appreciating the hard work put into creating their distinct sound. Furthermore, Rick Hunolt, of DieHumane and Exodus fame, was blown away by Outrun The Day’s bluesy doom style, likening it to a magnificent fusion of Trouble and Alice In Chains. As Outrun The Day gears up for their debut album release, the anticipation builds for the revelation of this unique musical journey, crafted by the prolific and talented guitarist, Ian Field-Richards. With his past experiences, remarkable collaborations, and unyielding dedication, the future holds endless possibilities for Outrun The Day, promising to captivate metal enthusiasts worldwide.