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Lock Horns have released the first new single, ‘The Golden Mean’ from their recently announced new album ‘Red Room’ which is due for release on May 31st. If you’ve not head the pleasure of checking out the single, then trust us when we say it’s our ‘Single/Track of the week”….

Lock Horns, who have emerged from the depths of an intensive creative period with an album that stretches the bands creative horizon to new levels of intensity and unbridled passion.

Check out the killer new single/video ‘The Golden Mean‘ below…

Recorded in late 2022, ‘Red Room‘ went through a process of evolution, from as far back as late 2019/early 2020, before the global pandemic forced the world into somewhat of a dystopian nightmare. By the time the world opened up again, Lock Horns found themselves in possession of material that was now three years old, and not a reflection of who they had become in a post Covid world.

The introduction of an 8-string guitar had drastically changed the bands creative potential, and a decision was made to wipe their creative slate clean, and embrace the rich vein to which they had stumbled upon.

It was at this point, when ‘Red Room‘ was born.

Lock Horns – Photo: Wayne Donaldson

Speaking of the new album, guitarist Junior Afrifa says; “Boundaries were pushed on this album, sonically and physically from a playing perspective. I truly believe this a seven-track album that is most definitely, ‘all killer and no filler’, as well as being  full of unique songs that take an unexpected turn at every corner.”

Speaking of the album cover artwork he says: “The album’s overall theme is ‘Control’ and the struggle it brings. The control over someone else, yourself or the entire population and or the complete opposite which is no control thus anarchy.

With a scheduled release date of May 31st (via The Distortion Project label and Code 7 Distribution), ‘Red Room’ features seven earth-shattering cuts of premium Progressive Metal, loaded with exceptional musicianship and punishing brutality.

Red Room‘ track-listing:

The Origin of Evil Impulses
Skin and Bones
Lab Rat
Impression of a Dream
The Golden Mean
Expressions of Madness

Pre-order the album here.

Oran O’Beirne 2024