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”