Kentucky progressive metal outfit Greyhaven have announced their signing to Graphic Nature / Equal Vision Records and will release their sophomore album, Empty Black, on March 16th. The band have also debuted their new single, “Echo and Dust – Pt. 1”, alongside the official video for the track.
“Echo and Dust – Pt. 1” is an explosive piece of heavy rock that incorporates a myriad of influences. It’s impactful, driving energy is infectious and the underlying ethereal tones set the stage for the band’s abrasive compositions in a manner that positions Greyhaven as torchbearers in the resurgence of progressive metal. The visual that the band has created to accompany “Echo and Dust – Pt. 1” ties closely to the overall theme of struggle that is prevalent on Empty Black. It is largely a multimedia art project that speaks to the chaos of the world we live in – both on a larger scale and more intimately in our day-to-day life.
Empty Black is best encapsulated by one phrase – “make the accident look like it was on purpose”. This isn’t due to a lack of intent, but more so to a commitment to experimentation. As a product of the vibrant yet insular music scene in Louisville, Kentucky, Greyhaven has never been afraid to pursue the avant-garde. On Empty Black they’ve created an album that is pristinely violent while challenging the norms associated with heavy rock music.