“Tower Has Fallen,” the fresh single from South Florida’s metallic hardcore crew Ephemeral, totally slams in the best way. Deathcore-like vocals join wicked guitars that switch between speedy riffs and electrifying metal bits. The track comes from the band’s first EP, Tower Of Silence, set to drop on May 19th via the fast-growing metal and hardcore label DAZE.
Teaming up with Anthony Burke (Magnitude, Envision) for recording, mixing, and mastering, Ephemeral has cooked up five tunes that pack a punch with equal parts anger and sadness. The lyrics dive into the human experience, exploring themes of pain and the darkness linked to bad vibes.
Diving into “Tower Has Fallen”, vocalist/drummer Matt Cody states: “This song was mostly inspired by Bolt Thrower lyrics, which are almost always about war. It sort of plays into the title of the record. Historically, the Tower of Silence is said to be related with ‘making a final act of charity,’ after death. (Exposing corpses to vultures as food) Tower Has Fallen has a lot to do with someone giving themselves to war (the military) but with no reward, only to be used as a pawn.”
Formed in 2018, Ephemeral first released a three song demo last summer that gained them attention in their hometown scene and beyond. Drawing influence from an array of acts like 100 Demons, Morbid Angel, Bolt Thrower, and Confusion, the band set out to write metallic hardcore with epic riffs for what would become Tower Of Silence. Ephemeral will perform at House of Disorder Fest in Atlanta, GA this weekend alongside Pain Of Truth, Inclination and more, and then hit the road for an east coast run with Symbiote (Corpus Records). Full dates below.
Tower of Silence is available for CD preorder (with a poster and shirt) through DAZE and digitally on Bandcamp.
Ephemeral is Tobby Davilmar (Guitar), Matt Cody (Drums/Vocals), Nick Cody (Guitar), and Alex Keese (Bass).
4/29-30 – Atlanta, GA – House of Disorder Fest
5/2- Pittsburgh, PA – Preserving Underground*
5/3 – Brooklyn, NY – The Broadway*
5/4 – Philadelphia, PA – Bonks Bar*
5/5 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar*
5/6 – Richmond, VA – Swingers*
5/7 – Charlotte, NC – The Milestone Club*
5/8- Jacksonville, FL – Island Tropics*
5/13 – Tampa, FL – Born Free Pub
6/2 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Gingers
*= with Symbiote (Corpus Records)