“Under The Weight of a Billion Souls” is the first taste of new music from next year’s anticipated full-length opus. Combining key elements of CHROME WAVES’ sound, you’ll be entranced by the traditional and modern black metal aspects while venturing into more ambient and alternative moments that pull you in balancing the light and darkness of their sound.
“The first single has one particular theme and was written with it in mind – responsibility towards your fellow man,” notes singer/guitarist James Benson. “Humanity as a whole and its greed and ability to hyper-focus on only our small “tribe” and remain in echo chambers with social media while our neighbours suffer through turmoil in front of our blinded ways and those with resources make no changes to help millions in poverty. It is a stark vision of our future collapse.”
While CHROME WAVES formed in 2010 as a project amongst friends, guitarist Jeff Wilson continues what was begun before The Atlas Moth’s Stavros Giannopoulos became too busy and Gates of Slumber drummer Bob Fouts’ unexpected passing. Through a series of several self-released singles, EP and album release CHROME WAVES have built a reputation through music, live shows and critical response from publications like Spin, Billboard and Revolver to cement themselves an appreciation and uniqueness that sets the band apart from many in the scene. In 2018 Jeff, whose resume includes work with Abigail Williams, Wolvhammer and Nachtmystium, with a full-time focus to concentrate on CHROME WAVES teamed up with Amiensus’ James Benson on guitar, vocals and synth in aim to continue their vision adding in Nachtmystium bassist Zion Meagher to the core a couple of years later. Drummer Garry Naples of Novembers Doom, Wolvhammer and Hatemonger perform drums on next spring’s anticipated release.