Sydney’s up-and-coming heavy outfit Trojans are today beginning the countdown to their debut EP, The Blissful Hollow, out 3/17 – and are celebrating with a bang – dropping single “Mark of the Crown” and releasing pre-order details. The single features vocals from Mark Poida, vocalist from Aversions Crown – and purchasers will get the track instantly when they buy at iTunes from February 7th, when pre-orders open.
Trojans vocalist Jesse Vanderhurst said they were lucky to score the guest vocal from Mark, saying “We were absolutely stoked to get to work with one of Australia’s most talented vocalists. He was so easy to work with and while he has one of the most evil vocal abilities in the industry, he was such a friendly guy!”
He went to open up about the song’s meaning and what the overall theme of the record is about. “Mark of the Crown is a song about the displacement of wealth and power in today’s society. Far too often those born into wealth and privilege choose to further increase their already immense wealth instead of using their position to better mankind and help those less fortunate. We see the false smiles of our politicians promising the world with no intention of coming through with their lies, yet people eat it up, probably stemming from that inherent need or naive belief that someone will come along and be fighting for the little guy. Unfortunately that rarely is the case, and with each new leader or person in a position of power, we as a people get pushed just that bit more down. Mark of the crown is also about hope and a warning of times to come. Eventually people will snap, revolt, and destroy the system, that in its infancy was put in place ‘for the people by the people’ but has become so twisted and toxic along the way.”
“The Blissful Hollow” EP follows themes of self doubt, seclusion, internal struggle and the battle of humanity’s internal demons as well as those that we face in our day to day lives.