Those are not happy faces. And those men don’t make happy music. In fact, the Portuguese band Axia have sought to infuse their music “with infinite levels of self-inflicted negativity and hopelessness.” As their vocalist Alex Vale says, they are “focused, cursed and inspired by the ruin shadowing our material ashes. Forward leads nowhere…”
As time marches forward, however, it will lead us to the release of Axia’s new album Pulverizer in April 2018 by Selfmadegod Records. That seems painfully far away, and the waiting will begin to seem even more painful once you listen to “Vultures“, which is the track from Pulverizer that we’re premiering today, because it’s really, really good.