With “Seeing the Elephant”, THE OFFERING has woven together a record as rich, adventurous and heartfelt as anything you’re bound to hear anytime soon. Conceived during the chaos of the 2020 protests and the ensuing warzone of cultural upheaval, “Seeing the Elephant” is a challenging (and ultimately rewarding) record for extreme times. On the follow-up to THE OFFERING’s highly-acclaimed 2019 debut, “Home”, the band starts off in politically-charged high-gear with the frenetic, 7-minute opener “Wasp”.
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Alexander Richichi (vocals) comments on “Wasp”: “Wasp is first and foremost a chew out.” Nishad George (guitar) elaborates: “’Wasp’ is one of the most ambitious songs we’ve ever made. It was written only just a month before hitting the studio! We felt that with such a bold and emotionally charged album, we needed to set the mood and start as aggressive as possible. Wasp is, to us, a seven minute statement to let everyone know that we are back, we have much to say, and that musically, we’re as free and unhindered as ever.”
“Seeing the Elephant” is scheduled for a release on November 4th, 2022.
Vocalist Alex Richichi and guitarist Nishad George construct a new framework from past work with the help of mixer Zach Weeks (Kvelertak, The Armed) at Salem, Massachusetts’ renowned God City Studios, proving THE OFFERING as a band that not only challenges the norm but one that will refine and redefine them.
In the past the foursome have warmed crowds for diverse acts such as Primal Fear, Rhapsody of Fire, Prong, Genitorturers, 36 Crazyfists, and have been a fan-favorite at the main stage of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival. Right before the release of “HOME” they played European festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Fezen Festival and Gefle Metal Festival.
THE OFFERING are (left to right on the photo above):
Steve Finn – drums
Spencer Metela – bass
Alexander Richichi – vocals
Nishad George – guitar
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