Although Manic Abraxas and their brand of punk, doom, and To Mega Therion era Celtic Frost thrash are a new name to us at The Shaman HQ, the devastating three-piece, who reside in the outer reaches of the northeast in Maine, are gearing up to unleash their frantic new seven-track album Foreign Winds on the 30th September.
Recorded by the one and only Steve Austin, yes that Steve Austin of Today Is The Day fame, at Austin Enterprise, he’s managed to capture the angst of Manic Abraxas’ in all its filth, and today, it’s the Shaman’s pleasure to bring you the second single, and opening track from the album, Red Camo Rock
Justin Hamm, who provides bass, synth and vocals on the new album, states, ‘Jester’s privilege – the ability and right of a jester to talk and mock freely without being punished. Red camouflage is garish, our chosen colors. Red Camo Rock is a statement that we cannot hide, nor would we want to; tricksters we are and what’s yours will soon be ours. We are the modern-day jesters, and you are the audience. We mock and you laugh but do you truly understand?’
Now click play below, scream out an ‘uugghh’ as Red Camo Rock beckons you to dance with the jester…
More On Manic Abraxas & ‘Foreign Winds’
Manic Abraxas formed in 2012 and unites a collective of occult individuals who met at local shows and who all just couldn’t get enough Celtic Frost, early High On Fire, and Unearthly Trance. Their unique brand of punk and metal fuses unpredictable yet catchy riffing with underground hooks and an energetic and aggressive sound that will make you either pump your fists or nod your head to the deep grooves.
Through two prior albums – 2015’s Manic Abraxas and 2020’s Speed Golem – Manic Abraxas has employed heavy D.I.Y. promotion and regional performances supporting the likes of The Obsessed, Today Is The Day, Pilgrim, Heavy Temple, Shabti, Zud, Hessian, and more, earning them a solid fanbase, and the title of ‘Maine’s Best Metal Band’ by Bangor Daily News.
2022 sees Manic Abraxas come ripping forth with their third album, Foreign Winds, its seven thundering tracks delivering thirty-two minutes of dirge-strewn punk-fueled doom/crossover. Recorded over twelve days in 2021, Foreign Winds was engineered and produced by Today Is The Day’s Steve Austin at Austin Enterprise in Orland, Maine. Joining drummer Tom Bennett, bassist/vocalist/synth player Justin Hamm, and guitarist/vocalist/synth player Dallas Seger, the record features guest vocals from Ryu Mitsuhashi on Domerunner and lead guitars from Ryan Curry on the title track, Foreign Winds.
Foreign Winds Trackisting:
01. Red Camo Rock
03. I Toblakai
04. Foreign Winds
07. Black Destrier
Manic Abraxas is:
Tom Bennett – Drums
Justin Hamm – Bass, Vocals, Synth
Dallas Seger – Guitar, Vocals, Synth
Additionally, the band’s Dallas Seger is also a renowned luthier and owns his own company, Seger Guitars. The dedicated shop specializes in custom handmade electric guitars inspired by vintage golden age electrics using traditional techniques. These guitars are the pinnacle of tone and feel. In addition to Manic Abraxas exclusively playing Seger Guitars, some of the artists who are known to regularly play these axes include Matt Pike (High On Fire, Sleep), Dallas Green (Alexisonfire), Tim Sult (Clutch, Lionize), Tim Lehi (Draugar, ex-Twilight), and others. See more at the official website.
Foreign Winds, the devastating new album by Manic Abraxas, releases next month, 30th September on compact disc and digital download, pre-orders are available now over on Bandcamp.