Australia's crushing industrial metal heroes Our Last Enemy sure know how to get rock fans excited. To celebrate the release of their upcoming new album Pariah, scheduled to be unleashed on March 11 via Eclipse Records, the band has teamed up with CraveOnline not only for an exclusive track premiere, but also a sick prize package featuring an autographed ESP guitar!
Our Last Enemy relocated to Los Angeles, CA to record with Christian Olde Wolbers, formerly of Fear Factory, at Temple studios. The result is Pariah (pre-order here), a new dawning of sonic evolution for OLE with a loose concept threaded throughout. The record centers on an unlucky soul who seems to be continually reborn at the center of times crisis or upheaval, whether as witness or catalyst. “The Pariah” appears multiple times throughout the record and some of the tracks are penned from his point of view or from the perspective of those around him.
Have a listen to a new track called "Devour The Sun" below, premiering exclusively on CraveOnline – and keep an eye out for an upcoming accompanying music video:
Although beginning in 2006, the band has evolved to their current lineup of Oliver (vocals), Jeff (keys/samples), Matt (bass), Bizz (guitars) and Zot (drums). Our Last Enemy’s driving desire is to create balls-to-the-floor metal cross-pollinated with harsh, electronic sounds, held together by good songwriting. There is no "metal for the sake of being metal" on the record, which is a breath of fresh air in a genre endlessly devouring its own tail, stylistically speaking.
"For Our Last Enemy, it's not just about writing heavy riffs, horror-like synths, mad samples, technical drum parts and dark lyrics, although these elements are a big part of our sound," the band said. "We spend a lot of time arranging the music. We pay close attention to detail when we write, because we want to write music that could convey a message or vibe accurately, even if we didn't include lyrics or vocals. So by the time vocals are added to the equation, the music will transport you to a different world, sort of like a movie does with it's background music and dialogue. But the world we'll take you to is a world in ruins."
Here's where the excitement really kicks off. One lucky reader will win an Our Last Enemy prize pack featuring an autographed poster, CD and band print, as well as a t-shirt and an autographed ESP electric guitar! The guitar features a black satin finish with maple neck and rosewood fingerboard, as well as LTD tuners.
Entry: to win, simply 'Like' CraveMusic on Facebook and post on our Facebook wall with the hashtag #ICraveOurLastEnemy
Simple as that!
Contest Run: Feb. 5th – Feb. 20th
U.S. entries only please! Be sure to read our official contest rules.