After releasing their single ‘The Door In The Wall’ a few short weeks ago, West Virginian metalcore upstarts CURSES have garnered massive anticipation for their sophomore full-length, Chapter II: Bloom, that’s due out from SharpTone Records on August 7th. Today, the band is back to offer another taste of the record with the single ‘无为’ (Wú Wéi) and an accompanying visualizer that can be viewed here.
“Roughly translated, 无为 (Wu Wei) means ‘not forcing’ or ‘effortless action’. This song is about recognizing the true reality that surrounds us all, the reality that we are all deeply connected to one another and interwoven with the events and world around us. It’s about acknowledging and flowing with the drift of life and its ups and downs.” – CURSES
The Princeton, West Virginia quintet—Brando Casto [vocals], Eli Fry [vocals], Davey Nicewander [guitar], Michael Olivares [bass, vocals] and Shane Cyrus [drums] arrived on the scene in 2017 with the vicious, roaring debut Chapter I: Introspect, that featured the massive, fan-favourite singles ‘The Abandoned’ and ‘Fortune Collapse’ (Feat. PERIPHERY frontman Spencer Sotelo). Following a year of solid touring and festival appearances, the band returned to the studio in late 2019/early 2020 to record their heavily anticipated Chapter II: Bloom. Now armed with seasoned experience, new-found depth and maturity and a refined skillset, CURSES enter the next phase of their story with one of metalcore’s most promising records of 2020.