BRAINSWITCH, a psychedelic post-metal quintet from Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina, have recently premiered a new music video for “From the Sleep”, off their upcoming album “Sun Worship Kingdom”, and today we’re giving it a special presentation along with the band’s first-hand commentary about the offering, their project and local scene in Bosnia.
The new record comes as an interesting concept album portraying a generation’s utopian experience in a dystopian environment, and features several guests, including Mike Armine of the post-metal band Rosetta who was a guest vocalist on the song „Sometimes Comes the Mother, Sometimes the Wolf“.
Album credits: Mixed by Mario Quintero in Pittsburgh, PA. Mastered by James Plotkin in Plotkinworks studio, Philadelphia, PA. ‘Sun Worship Kingdom’ comes out next month via Geenger Records.
Brainswitch was formed back in 2010 by guitarist Goran, who already had some kind of blueprint for the band’s expression. The sound of the band is influenced by the late 90’s and early 00’s rock and metal scene, progressively gravitating more towards post-metal and post-rock, but still retaining the elements of grunge & psychedelic rock.
We are a 5 piece band. Bunch of different musicians coming from former hardcore and metal bands (Clown, Mother’s Chainsaw, Error, Project inc).
Our new video for “From The Sleep” is the first single off the new record. The song itself can stand as a “sequel” to the first album and introduction to the new one. The video is directed and edited by the band’s guitarist Goran Tiro.
The upcoming album “Sun Worship Kingdom” is a conceptual album containing 10 songs which are connected by a common thematic framework portraying a generation’s utopian experience in a dystopian environment. With this album, we took our time and made sure that we are not rushing things. We even build our own studio where we recorded most of the material for this record.
The new album features several guests, including Mike Armine of the post-metal band Rosetta who was a guest vocalist on the song “Sometimes Comes the Mother, Sometimes the Wolf”.
We also had the pleasure to work with Mario Quintero from New York’s dream-sludge band Spotlights, who did the mix of the album. He contributed with a touch of extra darkness and melancholic atmosphere to already a very dark sounding record.
We are currently at the stage of planning a tour which should happen in March and April of 2020. This tour should cover regional countries and probably more. It is hard to say at this point.
Before the album is out, we will release one more single and probably do one more music video aswell. Also, we have in plan to do some live studio footage sessions.
Local post-metal scene
Unfortunately, in Bosnia & Herzegovina, there is no post-metal scene. I think that we are the only band at the moment that fits this genre. I hope I’m wrong.
However, in the region, there are some great bands that you should definitely check out. Some of them are Consecration, Emphasis, Tú
s Nua, Hill.
Other bands worth a check
Here are some more awesome sounding bands: Psychonaut, Som, Spotli
ghts, Rosetta, Holy Fawn, Human Impact.