In this episode we are hanging with Oli from Aussie Industrial Titans, Our Last Enemy.
The band EP released their new ‘As Within So Without’ on August 18, which includes the second single from the EP,
the pummelling ‘Still Breathing’ featuring long time friend of the band and deathcore royalty, CJ McMahon from Thy Art Is Murder.
‘Still Breathing’ shows OLE leaning into their never ending pool of industrial heavy grooves that are blended with death metal elements and topped with horror movie-esque tinges.
As the bands guitarist Wade Norris perfectly summarises; “Drawing inspiration from our own trials and tribulations, “Still Breathing” delves deep into the human experience,
traversing into the depths of despair and emerging triumphant. It echoes the struggles we all face, inviting our fans to embrace their inner strength and forge ahead despite adversity’s
‘As Within So Without’ is the final piece of the puzzle and follow up to 2021’s ‘As Above So Below’ which received rave 10/10 reviews and hit 26 on the Aria independent charts,
bringing an epic story to its thematic conclusion.
Both releases were produced by two-time ARIA nominee DW Norton and feature the legendary John Sankey (Fear Factory, Divine Heresy) on drums.
Earlier this year the band revealed the new EP’s first single ‘Slay For Me’
Fogwell comments; “These two records were written and recorded during a tumultuous time for both the band and the world, and that frustration and
pain we were experiencing is evident in the sound. Underneath all that the band’s mantra of perseverance and strength still underpins it all…we’re STILL BREATHING!’
As Within So Without tracklisting:
Bless The Fall
Slay For Me
Off the back of a successful return to live touring in 2022 with an east coast run of dates to riotous crowds, the band followed it up with a main support for Powerman 5000 Australian tour
earlier this year. Previously the band have also shared stages with Combichrist, Perturbator, Static X, Dope, Prong, Mnemic and more!
Their dark, industrial tones and hypnotic rhythms are a soundtrack to the apocalypse and perfect for horror movies which led to one of their songs being included in a Troma (the Toxic Avenger)
movie ‘Eating Miss Campbell’ which debuted this year with the screening hosted by Kevin Smith (Clerks/Mallrats)
Our Last Enemy’s debut album Fallen Empires (produced by Christian Olde Wolbers Fear Factory) hit #1 on iTunes metal charts and the Wolves of Perigord EP hit #2
With a remix album seeing the band working with members of extreme metal bands like The Berzerker and Mortiis to electro industrial acts like Dismantled and Angelspit – OLE traverse the meeting ground
for metal and industrial, while avoiding the candy cutter trappings of a classic yet maligned genre.
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