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Belfast new post-grunge heroes 'SOLOTHRUN' drop new E.P 'Servitude'

Belfast new post-grunge heroes 'SOLOTHRUN' drop new E.P 'Servitude'.

SOLOTHURN are an Alt-Metal band based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, who draw influence from bands like Alice in Chains, Deftones, Helmet, Tool and Soundgarden, combining heavy, melodic riffs and hook laden vocals with stoner rock grooves to create a reverb drenched wall-of-noise.

The band was conceptualised in 2022 by experienced members of the Irish heavy music scene (Involution, Electric Red, Annapurna, Toska) and after an extensive search for like-minded additions to the band, the line-up was completed in early 2023 when Solothurn were joined by ex-Mondo Generator (Nick Oliveri) member, Simon “Spud” Beggs, on guitar.

The band spent several months honing their craft through rehearsals and pre-production before recording their debut EP at Bootown Studios on the North Coast. The engineering and mixing on the EP was executed by Beggs, whose expertise and wealth of experience working with renowned musicians, helped take the band’s sound to the next level.

The ‘Servitude’ EP was launched in November 2023 explores themes of the modern urban reality against a backdrop of failing government, societal despair, addiction and general disenfranchisement. It’s a reflection of the environment in which it was crafted - the crumbling and ruinous Belfast inner city.

This three track release is a statement of intent that represents a body of work which the band will continue to expand upon, with a second EP in pre-production and due for release in early 2024.

Solothurn will be making their live debut in December 2023 and are currently arranging further gigs in 2024.

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