Azusa (Extol, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc.) Stream Debut Album “Heavy Yoke”

Azusa, the band featuring Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan), Christer Espevoll (Extol), David Husvik (Extol), and Eleni Zafiriadou (Sea + Air), are streaming their debut album “Heavy Yoke” in full via NPR. You can check that out HERE. The effort will officially be released on November 16.

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Azusa (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Extol, Etc.) Premiere “Fine Lines” Video

Azusa, the band featuring Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan), Christer Espevoll (Extol), David Husvik (Extol), and Eleni Zafiriadou (Sea + Air), have premiered a new video for their new song “Fine Lines.” This track is from the group’s debut album “Heavy Yoke,” which will be released on November 16. The band commented:

“Fine Lines is a quiet storm in the shape of a song; an odd-time metal ballad wearing a pop disguise. Lyrically this song explores self-destructive tendencies and the fine line between dream and reality.”

Azusa (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Etc.) Share Second Studio Video For “Heavy Yoke”

Azusa, the band featuring Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan), Christer Espevoll (Extol), David Husvik (Extol), and Eleni Zafiriadou (Sea + Air), have shared the second studio video for their debut album “Heavy Yoke.” That effort will be released on November 16.

Azusa (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Extol, Etc.) Premiere “Heavy Yoke” Music Video

Azusa, the band featuring Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan), Christer Espevoll (Extol), David Husvik (Extol), and Eleni Zafiriadou (Sea + Air), have premiered a new video for the title track of their debut album “Heavy Yoke.” That effort will be released on November 16.

The band commented:

“The musical elements in ‘Heavy Yoke‘ are constantly challenging the song’s center line and balance point. While the acrobatic riffing insists on taking the tune off-track, the vocal lines add an anchoring sense of stability within the chaos. The opening riff is a precarious roller coaster and one of the more jarring, yet thrilling rides on the whole album. After the intro drop, the chorus catches you in a cushion of harmony, leaving you feeling secure and ready to take that ride again.”

“Thematically, ‘Heavy Yoke‘ deals with those unspeakable truths lurking in the subconscious mind. You can ignore them for a while, but sooner or later, they’ll haunt you in the night. When you finally wake yourself up and let the daylight in, its healing powers reveal universal truths, which bring clarity and relief.”

[via Heavy Consequence]

Azusa (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Extol, Etc.) Stream New Song “Heavy Yoke”

Azusa, the band featuring Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan), Christer Espevoll (Extol), David Husvik (Extol), and Eleni Zafiriadou (Sea + Air), are streaming the title track of their debut album “Heavy Yoke.” That effort will be released on November 16. Wilson commented: “Hard to choose, but this is the title-track for many reasons and probably my favorite song on the album…Enjoy responsibly!”

Azusa (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Extol, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Heart Of Stone”

Azusa, the band featuring Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan), Christer Espevoll (Extol), David Husvik (Extol), and Eleni Zafiriadou (Sea + Air), have premiered a new song titled “Heart Of Stone,” via Revolver. This track is from the group’s debut album “Heavy Yoke,” which will be released on November 16. Azusa commented:

“‘Heart Of Stone‘ is one of the more direct and ‘to the point’ tracks on the album. It flirts with the punk/hardcore side of thrash and death metal and still saves room for weirder melodies and unpredictable shifts. Lyrically, this song sums up what the Heavy Yoke album is all about: There is a carnival of contrasts found in every soul, as in life itself. When changes in life bring instability, we’re often driven by negative forces like fear instead of love.”

The Dillinger Escape Plan, Extol, Etc. Members Join Forces In Azusa

Liam Wilson (The Dillinger Escape Plan), Christer Espevoll (Extol), David Husvik (Extol), and Eleni Zafiriadou (Sea + Air) have joined forces in a new band called Azusa. The group’s debut album “Heavy Yoke” will be released on November 16 and a video for the first single “Interstellar Islands” can be found below:

The band said the following about the upcoming album:

“This album is special for all of us and we’re currently feeling the same excited feelings we got before we debuted any of our previous efforts. We are really fortunate to have been able to create these songs together and to be able to share them with fans of our former and current bands, as well as new fans.

It has been such a relief crafting music without having any outside expectations placed on us. Turning to creative playfulness with a more relaxed and intuitive approach to songwriting, we feel that this collection of songs will hold a unique space in the atmosphere of heavy music.”

“Heavy Yoke” Track Listing:

01. “Interstellar Islands”
02. “Heart of Stone”
03. “Heavy Yoke”
04. “Fine Lines”
05. “Lost In the Ether”
06. “Spellbinder”
07. “Programmed to Distress”
08. “Eternal Echo”
09. “Iniquitous Spiritual Praxis”
10. “Succumb to Sorrow”
11. “Distant Call”