BLESSING A CURSE
RELEASE BRAND NEW SINGLE,
OFF FORTHCOMING ALBUM, WASTE
DUE OUT 3/29 via SMARTPUNK RECORDS
Blessing A Curse is an American metal band from Orlando, Florida, best known for their unusual amalgamation of metalcore, rap-metal and pop-rock. The band spent the better part of 2018 recording their sophomore release, WASTE, produced by Stephan Hawkes (Attila, Jonny Craig, Chelsea Grin) at Interlace Audio in Portland, Oregon and will be released on March 29th, 2019 via Smartpunk Records. Vocalist, Joshy Singer explains, “We really feel like this is the album that will resonate with people. Because it’s real. It’s raw. It’s heavy and it’s us. We can’t wait for everyone to hear what we have to say, and we have a lot to say.” The 10-track album is available for pre-order now.
Today the band is thrilled to share their second single off the record called, “Rat Race.” The single tackles the loose sense of purpose we experience in the mundanity of our day-to-day lives. Vocalist, Joshy expands, “I think we’ve all felt like a lab rat, lost in an endless maze where literally nothing goes your way, like some part of an infinitely minuscule cosmic experiment for the power-that-be to laugh at.” The single comes after the band’s release of the album title track, “Waste,” a song about letting yourself become engulfed in worries, stress, anxiety and tension and taking it out on others. Singer elaborates, “It is during those moments of weakness, a unique sense of clarity appears, to show you that through determination in the face of complete hopelessness and uncertainty one can surpass it all.” This is the ideology behind Waste.
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Brandon Swanson (lead guitar), Joshy Singer (vocals), Ronnie Mitchell (bass/vocals), Pedro Rentas (percussion/drums) and Jordan Crain (rhythm guitar), make up Blessing A Curse and together they add an eclectic mix of melodic guitar solos, technical riffs, blistering scream-rap verses and soulful anthemic choruses guaranteed to tug at the heart strings and leave the listener wanting more. The band emerged to the scene with their infectious EP Somewhere in Between It All in 2014, before signing with Smartpunk Records. Following the success of their EP, the band set out to release their debut full-length Satisfaction for the Vengeful in 2016, produced by Andrew Wade at The Audio Compound (A Day To Remember, Neck Deep, Wage War). Since inception, the band has toured the world opening for artists like Atilla, Beartooth, Alesana, I See Stars, Like Moths to Flames, and The Browning.
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