ONCE HUMAN Premieres “Scar Weaver” Their Biggest and Most Life-Affirming Assault on the World's Senses New Video for the Title Track Premieres February 10th 10 a.m. PST / 7 p.m. CET
SCAR WEAVER Out Tomorrow - February 11, 2022 on earMUSIC
Logan Mader and Lauren Hart will both be in the live chat to answer questions during the premiere!
Watch "Scar Weaver" here: https://youtu.be/TtSjFoyfjEY
Four years on from their last album, ONCE HUMAN are primed and ready to launch a fresh assault on hearts and ears. With a line-up completed by long-time bassist Damien Rainaud, drummer Dillon Trollope and second guitarist (and now chief riff-writer) Max Karon, the band have mutated into an even more devastating beast, as demonstrated with face-ripping aplomb on new album Scar Weaver.
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 additional 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, 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.
Damien Rainaud, bass player, came up with the title “Scar Weaver”, which Lauren Hart thought was brilliant for the song she was writing. When Lauren asked him his meaning for the words, he said “We all go through life creating scars onto others.. bad scars, and good scars. We are all Scar Weavers.”
Lauren Hart adds "The 'Scar Weaver' track is about dealing with my anxiety and catastrophic thoughts. I give a bad thought (which is ONLY in my head) a true reality by feeding it energy- thus, giving it life, to grow and completely engulf my mind. I 'sew the flesh on my fears.'"
“We have an amazing record, we’re ready to crush it, we have a really good chemistry between all of us. We’re really good friends, and that’s really important. I think you can feel that when you see us onstage, like, ‘These guys are actually happy to be here and they like each other!’ That’s a bonus. It doesn’t have to be like that. But luckily we have a really cool, strong bond. It’s so important for us to get out there and connect with people in a real life environment,” says Logan Mader.
Photo: Jeremy Saffer
ABOUT ONCE HUMAN:
Formed in 2014, ONCE HUMAN have steadily established themselves as one of the most distinctive and destructive 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 widely 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 and sinewy new strain of brutal but accessible metal, with Lauren’s coruscating vocals providing an endlessly emotive and humane focal point.
Four years on from their last album, ONCE HUMAN are primed and ready to launch a fresh assault on hearts and ears. With a line-up completed by long-time bassist Damien Rainaud, drummer Dillon Trollope and second guitarist (and now chief riff-writer) Max Karon, the band have mutated into an even more devastating beast, as demonstrated with face-ripping aplomb on the forthcoming album Scar Weaver. ONCE HUMAN online:
Order Scar Weaver: https://www.ear-music.net/oncehuman
Album Release: February 11th 2022 on EarMUSIC
Formats: ltd. colored vinyl, black vinyl, digipak-CD & digital
02 Deadlock (feat. Robb Flynn - Machine Head)
03 Scar Weaver
04 Bottom Feeder
05 Where The Bones Lie
08 We Ride – (COVERSONG / Original Artist: Strapping Young Lad)
09 Cold Arrival
10 Only In Death