Perth groove metal act Bayview Suspect have had a stellar year in 2019 so far, first supporting the legendary Phil Anselmo & The Illegals alongside King Parrot at this year’s sold out Slayfest and then working on a brand new song which was officially launched at Perth Monthly Metal Club Hornography on Friday. The band top it all off with an announcement of tour dates across Australia for their first interstate run which will include Melbourne, Canberra, Newcastle and Sydney.
The new track titled “Stay Away” is the first new material from the band since their second EP “Survival Or Ruin” which came out on September 14th 2018 through Rockpit Records and which received rave reviews including from Hysteria Magazine stating “This EP has everything you could want from truly imaginative melodic groove metal–vicious vocals, machine gun drum lines, killer guitar and bass runs that tickle the ears like ants on speed“.
On the new single which is available now on all major digital streaming platforms, the band state that it further showcases the progression and evolution of the band which also includes the debut recording of two of it’s most recent members. ““Stay Away” was an exciting song for us, as it was our first release with the new members. We really wanted to put something out, showing the positive change and direction we are heading with our music. This song has a lot of new elements from all the instruments showing not only our progression as musicians, but as song writers. We believe that we are really starting to find our sound and this song really shows it. The song is about xenophobia and the turmoil between fear and acceptance.”
In support of the new song the band have announced their first national tour, taking the band interstate in July with shows in Melbourne, Canberra, Newcastle, Sydney and coming back home to Perth to round the tour off. The tour will see live performances of the new song as well as a selection of tracks from their most recent EP release “Survival Or Ruin”.
Bayview Suspect are a groove metal band from Perth, Australia that incorporates a varied mix of influences that result in a sound that has been described as the lovechild of Whitechapel and Lamb Of God. While still relatively young forming in 2014, the band have been hitting the live circuit in and around the local Perth metal scene since 2015 consistently that shows a determination and passion for the music they create. With two EP releases, constant live performances and a determination to crack the big time, the future is looking big for Bayview Suspect.
THE SURVIVAL OR RUIN TOUR
Thursday July 11th – Mr Boogie Man Bar, Melbourne VIC
Friday July 12th – The Basement, Canberra ACT
Saturday July 13th – Hamilton Street Station, Newcastle NSW
Sunday July 14th – Hideaway Bar, Sydney NSW
Saturday July 20th – Lucy’s Loveshack, Perth WA
Tickets and further info to come soon.