Brisbane prog-metallers THE STRANGER are today carving their mark in the Australian heavy music landscape with the release of their new single DIVINE INTERVENTION. Divine Intervention is the first salvo of an assault-via-album due early 2017 and sets the tone sonically and thematically for the album.
The Stranger formed in 2013 as the brain child of Kalen Austin and Daniel O’Brien, with the goal of exploring musical expression by leaving no musical stone unturned. The Stranger has since carved a presence in the Brisbane music scene and has developed their sound into an eclectic mix of progressive metal, djent, folk and acoustic.
Adam Merker (Aversions Crown, Lagerstein, Disentomb) from Anderz Debeerz Studio recorded the single and album with David Castillo (Katatonia, Bloodbath, Opeth) from Ghost Ward Studios on mix duties andand Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Caligula’s Horse) from Fascination Street Studios doing final master.
Drummer for the outfit, Daniel O’Brien said of the new track,”Divine Intervention is the story of an aggrieved deity whose apathetic pantheon’s tenacious destruction of evil drives him to question his own morality and the very nature of good and evil itself.”
To ring in the single and to cap off 2016, The Stranger are playing Brisbane’s THE TRIFFID on Thursday December 22 as part of TRIFFID PROG.