Best described as ‘nu-core’, a genre painted with throwback elements to 2000s-era nu-metal but with a more modern, hardcore energy, Tallah shares a passion for playing intense, angry, loud, and heavy music. Building on the notion of innovative metal with panic-stricken guitar screams with added distortion, Tallah’s screaming vocals mix with melodic choruses and driving bass guitar. Deep and dirty tones, syncing up effortlessly with thunderous drums and screeching cymbals. With a ferociously energetic and depraved live performance that saw Justin Bonitz arrested in 2019, Tallah are about to make a bold statement of intent with their forthcoming antics, starting now!
The band has just released a single and video, The Silo, featuring the percussive force of drummer Max Portnoy with the pure, war-torn fury of vocalist Justin Bonitz (see below). This track is the first airing of material from the band’s forthcoming debut full-length album Matriphagy, due out on 2nd October via Earache Records and available to pre-order now.
Tallah’s debut album will offer graphic details of a series of gruesome and traumatic family affairs. Without publicly alluding to whether or not the story emanated from any real life events, Justin details this as “Matriphagy is a concept album about how an overprotective mother pushes her son to the edge of insanity through psychological and physical abuse. Having spent two decades trapped inside a glorified prison, and after some failed rescue/escape attempts, the son, in a state of heavy delirium, does the unforgivable to free himself from his mother’s wicked hold.”
The Silo showcases a bold and confident evolution in the band’s style, building on the foundations of their 2018 debut EP No One Should Read This. When released, the single was premiered on radio by Kerrang! Radio’s Johnny Doom, and online via Metal Hammer.
The Silo perfectly spearheads the band’s mission to pull on the threads of nostalgia of early 2000s nu-metal bands as Bonitz leads the charge with an intense, angst-ridden lyrical explosion. With members ranging in age from 21-29, Tallah stand as flag-bearers for the disturbed, disillusioned and downtrodden masses of Gen-Z.
Drummer Max Portnoy offers the following insight into the musical direction of the band’s latest single: “The Silo is the lightest track on the album, and the first time we’ve experimented with using more dynamics in our music. This song is a good example of showcasing what else we can do with our sound aside from the raw heaviness displayed in all our other tracks.”
Tallah have confirmed that they will be unfolding a video series on their YouTube channel in the lead-up to the release of Matriphagy, with each entry detailing the conceptual details and importance of each track featuring on their forthcoming album. To follow the video series, subscribe to the band’s channel here.
Tallah’s latest single ‘The Silo’ is available to stream and download now via LINK. The forthcoming album Matriphagy is available to pre order from Earache’s website, including limited edition vinyl, signed editions and merch bundles. For more updates on Matriphagy, follow the band across their social media platforms Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
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