Miami’s experimental post metallers band Bleeth is a well-known secret among South Florida denizens. The group’s latest album, Harbinger, was released in May this year through Seeing Red Records.
Watch the video for the band’s latest single “False Prophets” below:
Since their formation in 2014, Bleeth they have been featured on Miami New Times as part of the essential metal bands to see when visiting. The band’s self-released 2015 EP, Re-animator, took them touring up and down the East Coast, ultimately catching the attention of Anti-Language Records (LA), who released the band’s first full-length album Geomancer on August 3rd, 2018.
Geomancer helped establish Bleeth on a national level, along with coverage on Decibel, Revolver, Invisible Oranges, and more. After completing East Coast, Midwest tour and Florida tours., the band returned to the studio to work on their next album. Ryan Haft, an established live sound “go-to” for bands like Torche, Red Fang, Eyehategod, Big Business, OM, and more, recorded and mixed the material found on Harbinger. The new songs mark “a shift in a new direction”—shorter and faster than past records, with particular emphasis on atypical tunings and arrangements.
Appropriately titled, Harbinger, a reference to the omens these internal struggles imply for the future of human society, delves into internal struggles the band had with faith in self, public institutions, moral authority, and the afterlife. Bleeth has a growing fear that new technology and crisis would bring our society closer towards authoritarianism.
On the release of “False Prophets,” guitarist Lauren Palma states:
“Have you ever met someone who had their head stuck too far up their ass? That’s what ‘False Prophets’ touches on… not just in the context of individuals, but society as a whole. It’s about wanting to escape all of that and expressing your frustration with it. What better way to say fuck you to the world than kicking it on the couch with your buddies, cracking some beers open and eating junk food while you casually get blown away by heavy riffs?
We had a lot of fun making this one! Bryan Adams, a long-time friend, had been bouncing the idea off of us for quite some time until we decided ‘False Prophets’ would be the perfect song to put it to.”
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