Ferocious LA five-piece, ONCE HUMAN have unveiled a taste of brand new music with new single, Deadlock, taken from their forthcoming album, Scar Weaver, set for release in February 2022 via earMUSIC.
Deadlock features a guest appearance from Machine Head frontman, Robb Flynn, friend and former bandmate of ONCE HUMAN guitarist, Logan Mader. Logan’s history with Machine Head is well documented, not least in recent times when he toured the globe with Robb for the Bay Area band’s Burn My Eyes 25th Anniversary Tour.
As a result, this new collaboration needs no explanation, but front woman Lauren Hart remains thrilled by the whole experience, telling us; “It was absolutely amazing, are you kidding? I didn’t believe it was happening until he sent something back and I heard his voice on our song. I was like, ‘Holy crap! This is real!’ He came back with a new chorus and it was so much better than mine, so my chorus was gone! [Laughs] But then performing with him in the video, that was insane.
The energy he brings on stage, he brings in person too. It was a great experience and his energy is so powerful. The video came out amazing!” The video for Deadlock premieres at 11pm UK time on July 1st HERE and members of the band will be hanging out in the YouTube chat, talking to fans as the video plays.
Pieced together over the last two years, ONCE HUMAN’s upcoming album, Scar Weaver represents a massive step forward for the band. Blessed (or perhaps cursed) with plenty of extra time during the last year’s lockdown situation, the band have been able to refine and redefine their sound, inspired by a sudden creative surge from latest recruit, second guitarist Max Karon.
The result is an gloriously idiosyncratic modern metal record, with Lauren Hart’s career-best vocal performance just one of its dazzling revelations. With ONCE HUMAN’s most intense and explosive music to work with, the singer has pushed herself to new heights, showcasing a vastly expanded vocal range in the process.
Founded in 2014, ONCE HUMAN have steadily established themselves as one of the most distinct metal bands of the modern era. Founded by guitarist Logan Mader (ex-Machine Head) and vocalist Lauren Hart, the LA-based quintet have had noses to the grindstone throughout their existence, exhibiting a tireless dedication to live performance and a meticulous approach to capturing their crushing anthems for posterity.
Over the course of two full-length albums – 2015’s much hailed debut, The Life I Remember, and 2017’s conceptual tour-de-force, Evolution – ONCE HUMAN have pursued a militantly individual path, eschewing contemporary cliché in favour of a versatile new strain of brutal but accessible metal, with Lauren’s vocals providing an endlessly emotive focal point. ONCE HUMAN are: Lauren Hart – Lead Vocals Logan Mader – Guitar Max Karon – Guitar Damien Rainaud – Bass Dillon Trollope – Drums For more ONCE HUMAN