Australian rising metal stars INFINITE EXILE kick-off 2022 with a brand new song “WAR IS HERE” which is out now. The new track is indicative of a heavier direction from their previous material, delving further into the band’s unique sound, constantly evolving and never once following a trend.
On the new video for “War Is Here”, the band states: “This video is us introducing ourselves to the world, our energy, our emotion, and our passion. We wanted to launch hard and make a statement with this new single, and we decided that the best way to convey how strongly we feel about the current situation around the world was to back the single up with a video that captures who we are. We teamed up with Joe from DarkSpiritPhotography and fleshed out our vision for the clip, and he brought to life the rawness and anger that inspired this track.
This is us in our truest form, and our message is clear. Wake up, war is here.”
On the new song “War Is Here”, the band comments: “War Is Here is us at our fastest and most aggressive. 2022 is a new era for the band, we’ve never been more focused and determined, and we really wanted to come out of the gate swinging with a statement piece that encapsulates what a lot of us are feeling right now with the current political climate worldwide. There’s so much anxiety, confusion and division, and this song speaks about that, and we believe it succinctly portrays our thoughts and feelings on the subject”.
Heavily inspired by 90s thrash and groove metal, the band draws inspiration from Pantera and Machine Head, blended with modern progressive elements and mixed in a way that gives the music a unique and timeless sound. Tight eclectic rhythm guitars, groovy intricate basslines, and explosive drumming, all combined to create the backdrop for aggressive and saturating vocals.
Perth, Australia-based Infinite Exile was formed in mid-2020, with three of the members having played together previously in Human Effigy, and Shannon Marston (Vocals) and Josh Fox (Bass) having played together in internationally touring bands for over a decade. After the dissolution of Human Effigy, Shannon, Josh, and Fabian Vacca (Guitars) decided to reaffirm what they wanted to create and settled on carving their own path through genres rather than trying to conform to what other bands were playing or writing music to fit within a certain genre. Enlisting drummer Kallum O’Regan, the band wrote and released two singles “Ruminate” and “Skin”. After debuting these tracks live, as well as some demo tracks, the band decided that their live show needed one more guitarist to round out their sound. After Sam Walker-Smith joined the band in early 2021, the lineup was completed and the band had found its cohesive groove.
With the full lineup, Fabian started finalizing the new songs with input from the rest of the band, for what would become the EP The Path Of Most Resistance. The EP was mixed and mastered by Gareth Hargreaves in Brisbane, with the band working remotely to send him tracks. The artwork was designed by Fiaz Farrelly, with the EP cover being shot in the Catacombs of Paris.