More times than not heavy music can be criticized for not being as collaborative as it’s pop and hip-hop contemporaries. While Top 40 acts aren’t afraid to lend a verse or two to another artist’s track, in rock or metal music, the idea of a guest feature is a pretty rare commodity.
Taking this into account following the departure of frontwoman Jazmine Luders, Australian noisemakers Cursed Earth have enlisted some of our scene’s best vocalists to contribute to what they call The Deathbed Sessions – aka a bone-breaking hardcore mixtape which might just be the first of its kind.
After smashing the door down with their jarring lead single “Torch” featuring Joel Birch of The Amity Affliction, Cursed Earth has returned with yet another slobberknocker titled “Tyranny Forever.”
Premiering exclusively on The Noise, Cursed Earth’s latest featuring Larissa Stupar of Venom Prison is a pissed off and punishing track meant to be a rebuke of British colonisation in Western Australia, which resulted in atrocities including the Pinjarra Massacre and Rottnest concentration camp – a prison and labour facility which incarcerated nearly 4000 Indigenous people between 1838 and 1931.
Shedding more insight on the powerful new single, guitarist Kieran Molloy said, “[‘Tyranny Forever’ is] also a reflection on the devastating impact the invasion has had on Western Australia’s landscape and a celebration of local hero Yagan of the Noongar people. The scars of these crimes are disguised in plain sight all around where we were raised. We believe that raising international awareness to the ongoing racist policies of the Australian Government is one key to pressuring our officials to take responsibility and we were proud to share the message and song with Larissa and her audience.”
To dive head first into the fiery new release from Cursed Earth and Larissa Stupar, be sure to look below. Afterward, make sure to pre-order The Deathbed Sessions before it hits stores May 31st via UNFD.
2. Rock Bottom
5. Tyranny Forever