Sound the Sirens! Mass Sky Raid are returning to drop their new track ‘Sacrifice’. The band have returned from the trenches of the studio where they have fought many hard-won battles in order bring home their prize – their debut full-length album, that will see it’s release later in 2017.
The track will be available in iTunes and Spotify from this Friday, March 10th.
Guitarist Alex Kewley, couldn’t be happier to be finally putting out new music. “We have literally and figuratively bled for this record and to be starting it’s journey towards everyone hearing the whole thing, to be honest, we are excited that that day has come. We really hope that people love Sacrifice – and we have so much more to come.“
Sacrifice is the very first taste of the record, a soaring, blistering track that literally speaks of the same things that the band went through to get this record to completion. The band spent many a late night and a long time perfecting the record, including Sacrifice, alongside Loose Stones Studios owner/producer/mix engineer Matt Bartlem, with both ARIA award-winning producer and Loose Stones native Forrester Savell and producer J.R. McNeely (Nashville TN, US) weighing in on mixing duties. Mastering has been balanced over time between Sterling Sound’s Grammy Award winning heavyweights, Tom Coyne and Ted Jensen.
Gold Coast alternative/rock outfit Mass Sky Raid formed in 2011, releasing their debut EP ‘Courage Under Fire’ mid 2013, securing physical distribution to Australian retailers via MGM. Off the back of receiving strong media reviews – including a 4.5 out of 5 star rating in rock bible Blunt Magazine – Mass Sky Raid secured support slots with high profile Australian bands including Dead Letter Circus and Twelve Foot Ninja as well as UK exports I Am Giant.
Several tracks from the EP as well as follow-up standalone singles “Oceans” and “Enemy” received airplay on rock radio shows around Australia including Triple M, 4ZZZ and 2FBi, in addition to over 40 stations in the US, Asia, South America and Europe, including BBC1 & BBC6 in London.
Mass Sky Raid announced their highly anticipated follow-up single “Oceans” in August 2014 to an exceedingly warm public and industry reception, with Dead Letter Circus frontman Kim Benzie describing it as “… one of the catchiest heavy rock songs I have heard in ages… ” Celebrated by a successful east coast Australian tour later that year, Mass Sky Raid ran the eastern shores again in March 2015 with their sprawling sophomore standalone single “Enemy”.