Who are Aspyre?
Atmospheric dark riffs, melodic synth lines, and soaring guitar solos mark the debut release of metal-electronica artists Aspyre. Sydney-based Mateus Brandão and Zachary Meagher have stepped into the neon spotlight to the delight of the underground cult of Synthwave connoisseurs. Originally conceived as a side project, to dabble in when no-one else turned up for band practice, they quickly became fascinated with the possibility of recreating the energy exuded by rock and metal through a computer.
” It’s important that you know that the working title for Collision was METALLLLL. Because that's what it is: the metal track we always wanted, made on a computer.” (Aspyre)
About the single “Collision”
Playing on the edges of analogue and digital sound, their first single ‘Collision’ has roots in the established grandeur of classic rock and the morose atmospheric tones of dark electronica. ‘Collision’ is a visceral electronic track, taking its cue from metal bands such as Meshuggah and Northlane. It's fast-paced, with a raw, in-your-face energy. Melodies soar over heavy synth riffs, and a dark, brooding atmosphere permeates the track. Collision is the sound of a cyberpunk moshpit.
For Aspyre this single is a launching point to experiment with new forms of artistic expression. The duo will intermingle the roles of musician and storyteller, exploring a cyber-dystopia through narrative, video, radio plays and art that is guided and informed by their music. They intend to be a part of the new tomorrow, and 'Collision' is the first invitation to step into their vision.
With their full album releasing in 2019, Aspyre dream of a neon future.
'Collision' is available for streaming and download on November 23rd
Link to High Res Photos of Aspyre
Link to Collision WAV file
For more information, please contact:
Deanne Hardwick / Underfoot Records