Release Date: October 16, 2015
Having formed in 2008 and with two EPs and a full-length under their belts, Brooklyn’s orchestral post-metal outfit, So Hideous, are set to release their most ambitious offering to date with their seven song conceptual opus, Laurestine. Founded by Brandon Cruz (guitar), his intent was to score soundtracks to films that have yet to be made and cites Arvo Part, Ennio Morricone and Beethoven as his main influences. The band recorded Laurestine at The Wild Arctic Recording Studio in Portsmouth, NH with producer Dean Baltulonis (Brand New, The Explosion, Sick of it All). Orchestral elements were recorded a few weeks later at Little Field Performance & Art Space in Brooklyn, NY by Chris Montgomery (Mumford And Sons, Lily Allen, Florence And The Machine). So Hideous’ unique approach to songwriting and attention to the album’s overall theme is what truly separates them from the countless other bands of the post-whatever genre.