Eleventh Key presents Poison Wind’s debut album, VIRUS!, slated for release on All Hallows’ Eve (October 30th).
Formed in the early stages of the COVID-19 quarantine by Brian Magar, Poison Wind brought people together from different bands, backgrounds, and locations to see what would sonically transpire.
Brian’s drum tracks provided the groundwork for each member to compose their own songs with guitar or bass. These tracks were then passed around to various members who contributed vocals, guitar, bass, and other instrumentation. The only caveat: members did not know who they were working with at any time during the process.
This covert collaboration has produced some truly striking results spanning several extreme metal genres and subgenres. The songs range from thrash, doom, grindcore, death metal, and black metal to the outer reaches of the avant-garde.
Written and recorded in 8 different home studios, The album VIRUS! is a historical timestamp for the first half of 2020, forged from the protest, cynicism, fervor, and rage. This is intense music for intense times!
Poison Wind is:
Joe Coats (Gryla)
Steve Dietz (Melancholic)
Chad Hammitt (Altar & The Bull, Pagan Youth, Black Yoga Meditation Ensemble)
Reese Harlacker (Cultic)
Brian Magar (Cultic, The Owls ANWTS)
Ben Price (Foehammer, Immiseration, At the Graves, Myopic)
Jason Schlossman (Vormund)
Bobby Yagodich (Baneful Altar, Worm March, The Owls ANWTS)
Cover Art: Brian Magar