This year, the music industry experienced arguably its toughest year yet, battling many setbacks and standstills. But, tenacious and hardworking, TETRARCH refuses to waver – remaining on the move upward into 2021 with colossal achievements in tow!
The steadfast trajectory of “I’m Not Right” and its impressive streaming numbers matches the official music video’s YouTube views – with both boasting over 1.5 million streams and views individually and respectively. The triumphs the band has seen with the single at US radio are also matched at European radio stations such as Kerrang! (UK), StarFM (GER) or Radio Lombardia (IT), and TETRARCH are more than ready to build on these achievements.
In addition to this success, TETRARCH lead guitarist Diamond Rowe and frontman/guitarist Josh Fore have both been nominated in Music Radar’s “Best Metal Guitarist of 2020” accolade. The deft duo is nominated alongside guitar greats Mark Morton, Willie Adler, Matt Heafy, Robb Flynn and many more.
In 2021, the Atlantean firestarters will push even harder by releasing their upcoming album Unstable! The album was recorded earlier this year with producer Dave Otero (Cattle Decapitation, Allegeon, Khemmis) and is due for release via Napalm Records, whom the band signed with in 2020.
Lead guitarist Diamond Rowe says: “We are thoroughly impressed with the year that we have had in the TETRARCH camp. 2020 has not been the best year for artists, but we have always been a band that tries to go out and make our own opportunities when circumstances may not permit and that’s just what we did with this year. I am extremely happy with what we achieved and it’s only a foreshadowing of what’s to come. We have so much in store for 2021 and we cannot wait to unleash this monster of a new album on the world.”
Fierce individuality and a fearless embrace of the outsider are at the heart of TETRARCH, a band equally defined by metallic power and melodic hooks. Seamlessly blending technical chops and aggressive ferocity with menacing groove and massive choruses, TETRARCH obliterates musical barriers. The band’s tireless hard work and relentless determination has established them as one of the top up-and-coming bands in heavy music, catching the attention of major media including Pollstar (cover mention), Billboard, Revolver, Alternative Press, Guitar World, Guitar Player, Premier Guitar, Kerrang! and Metal Hammer, many in which lead guitarist Diamond Rowe was the first African American female lead guitarist from the heavy metal genre to be featured. As of today, TETRARCH boasts over 180,000 monthly streams on Spotify, where they’ve been featured on playlists such as Kickass Metal, Rock Hard, New Blood (cover featured), Metal Tracks and more. The band has also seen stellar support from Apple Music and their users, appearing on several playlists and seeing their debut full-length, 2017’s Freak, emerge at #3 and #17 on the iTunes Metal and Rock charts, respectively. Having appeared on major festivals such as Epicenter and Exit 111, TETRARCH will charge back into the major touring scene upon its resurgence with renewed persistence and the mighty nonconformist’s spirit that has driven them since day one.