UK band Heriot have signed to Century Media, and their first release for the label is new single “Soul Chasm.” It’s a tremendous song that picks up where last year’s Profound Morality EP (released on Church Road) left off, with futuristic, genre-bending metalcore that fans of Code Orange and Vein definitely need to hear.
“‘Soul Chasm’ illustrates the internal struggle for peace, revealing our tendency to be unkind to ourselves and how the fear of failure can dim the vibrancy of our existence,” the band says. About the signing, they add, “We are proud to announce our signing with Century Media! The label is a monumental force within the metal world, and we are honoured to now become part of such an incredible legacy. We cannot wait to see what the future holds.”
Century Media’s Mike Gitter also had this to say: “Heriot are not merely a landmark band for this generation of UK metal but a benchmark for a new generation of heaviness. They meld the brutal with the cerebral in a way that’s uniquely theirs. HERIOT has carved their own path without compromise and Century Media is proud to be partners in that.”
Heriot also spoke to Mia Hughes for Stereogum about their next album, and here’s what guitarist Erhan Alman had to say about it:
It’s still quite bare bones at the moment, so there’s not really much I can say, ’cause it might totally change by the time we step into the room. But we’ve all had a lot of time to play shows, to see what other people vibe with, to learn a bit more about ourselves and what we vibe with. We started writing a lot of it in March. We kinda put it on the backburner, did all the shows over the summer, and now we’re revisiting it. And even listening to some of the stuff now, it’s just like, that doesn’t work. Initially when we were writing it was just like, yeah, that riff’s cool, let’s try this, let’s put this section in. And it was just about us. And yes, ultimately, we write music we love, but [now we’re] kinda thinking about how you’re connecting to other people; how you’re writing every song off an album potentially to be someone’s favorite song. You don’t just think, oh, that song’s a filler song. There’s a lot of external elements that we’re bringing into this a bit more seriously.