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News : Southeast Desert Metal release their new single “Rainmaker”, plus new album details

By on October 1, 2018

Hailing from the barren, red centre of Australia comes Southeast Desert Metal, a band who have forged a name for themselves as “The most isolated band in the world” – living in the small Aboriginal community of  Santa Teresa, the home of the Arrente people. Hunters, warriors and healers who have survived the harsh elements of Australia’s red centre, passing down stories to generations for 40,000 years. Southeast Desert Metal has built a solid foundation where their music reflects their dangerous and distinct surroundings.

Today, Southeast Desert Metal has announced their new single “Rainmaker” from their band’s upcoming second album ‘Break The Silence’. This is the second album they will release through The Black Wreath. Lochlan Watt from triple j’s The Racket hosted the worldwide radio premiere for the track Tuesday 25th September.

The band has since released a music video to accompany the new track with vocalist and lyricist, Chris Wallace commenting:

“Rainmaker is about how I see the land. It’s dry. We haven’t had any rain for a while. In the early days, the old people had the knowledge to sing rain, to make it whenever they needed it. I used to have the traditional rainmaker song. One old man used to sing it but he passed away. It’s more about the story of the rainmaking; Asking for more rain for our land before it really dies. To keep our land going.”

Southeast Desert Metal has been influenced by heavy metal greats such as Black Sabbath, AC/DC and Iron Maiden, creating their own signature sound and style. The band has since initiated the Rain Maker Music Festival in October 2015 to launch the album. The event in Santa Teresa was attended by over 500 people, including Australian comic and TV presenter Adam Hills. He was filming with the UK’s True North Productions for the upcoming series The Last Leg Downunder and has been broadcast worldwide in early 2016. Their first EP “Let’s Rock!”, released in 2013 through The Black Wreath sold out multiple pressings.

Southeast Desert Metal’s new album ‘Break The Silence’ is due for release on Friday, November 23. Head to the band’s official Facebook page for more details.


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