APPALOOZA is a long-gone stallion speeding after a lost freedom. Exuding confidence and firepower from the get-go, the French trio takes its cue from the alt-heavy firepower of the likes of Alice in Chains, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club or Them Crooked Vultures, propelling themselves with a creativity and sense of direction that are the essence of great bands.
“This song denounces the lack of assistance to a person in psychological and physical distress. People prefer to close their eyes and be silent rather than help. It deals with the taboos of our society about physical and psychological violences of all sorts,” comment APPALOOZA. “There is a lot of rage, tiredness, uncertainty during the album recording, and that’s what makes it so violent and intense. At some point, when we had just finished recording the song, we got drunk, positioned ourselves around the microphone and unloaded all our madness… And it worked!“
New album ‘The Holy Of Holies’ set the tone for a powerful 9-tracker with thick riffs and aggressive, punk-infused rhythms combined to Sylvain Morel’s Stanley-esque vocals , providing an intense and immediate feeling of freedom to anyone listening. In the background, spirituality and ancient myths color a spacious sound that nonetheless worships at the altar of modern and unwaveringly hard-hitting heavy rock. ‘The Holy Of Holies’ will be released on February 5th through Ripple Music and available on 2xLP Deluxe Edition (Hot Pink/Grey vinyl), CD and digital. Watch the visualizer for debut single “Conquest” at this location.