Irresistible Brit progressive metallers, THE CHRONICLES OF MANIMAL AND SAMARA, throw down their engrossing new video, Shaman, which is out now. Check out the video here.

By extracting from a slew of diverse influences ranging from Tool, Kratfwerk, and through to the poetry of Virginia Woolf, THE CHRONICLES OF MANIMAL AND SAMARA (TCOMAS), commendably amalgamate music, literature, and history into an arena where rock and metal meets electronica. The vastly fascinating Brit duo consist of Daphne Ang and Andrea Papi. The two-piece came together in London at the start of 2020 to record their debut album, Full Spectrum, which landed early 2021. TCOMAS have certainly established themselves as a potent collective, producing a raft of very well-received singles and music videos.

The tireless twosome charge ahead with the release of their upcoming sophomore album, Trust No Leaders, on 1st July. The release showcases a savage side to the band and was recorded last Summer at TCOMAS’ studio in Camden Town, London. The album boasts eleven killer cuts culminating in a running time of nearly forty minutes. It’s an album that catapults the listener on a twisting journey through heavy metal history — from its roots in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, right through to the present day. The band comment about the inspiration behind the album: “The current crisis and the events of our time have made it necessary for us to analyse, investigate, and expose the issues in urgent need of systemic change by looking inwards into the human condition. We wanted the album to be a beacon of hope for making a future that prioritises people and the environment.”

With a stunning album set to drop and a series of singles on the way, THE CHRONICLES OF MANIMAL AND SAMARA are set to continue to draw and capture more minds and hearts with their compelling spirit.

Trust No Leaders, album track listing: 1. Human Sacrifice, 2. The Prophet, 3. Pound of Flesh, 4. Shaman, 5. The Chefs Song, 6. The Pied Piper, 7. Nothing but Dust, 8. Count the Dead, 9. Smell of Your Rot, 10. Hypermetamorphosis, 11. Scum of the Land.

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