Sheer Mag just dropped the news of a brand new record, A Distant Call, out August 23 on Wilsuns RC.

“We’ve been waiting to write these songs since we started the band, and we were able to take these experiences and build a story out of them,” notes frontwoman Tina Halladay.

The album verges on being a concept piece, and the protagonist resembles Halladay herself. The songs document a particularly alienating time in her life when she was laid off from a job. Broke and newly single, her father (with whom she had a fraught relationship) passed away, leaving her with more wounds than felt possible to heal. The album’s lead single, “Blood From A Stone,” kicks off the narrative of the album proper. It flashes back to Tina’s life from a few years back and sets up the arc for the rest of the record.

Purchase the album here. 


Addison is reviews and online news editor for New Noise. She specializes in metal, queer issues, and dog cuddles.

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