MASAMUNE RELEASE NEW EP WITH TOUR DATES IN THE PIPELINE!
“Masamune bring all the rock you need to the places you need it most” – Al Murray (Planet Rock DJ / Comedian)
Masamune are prime to release their own stamp of Alt-rock to the masses this Spring, in the shape of their blistering new EP ‘Tension & Resolution’, out everywhere from Monday, 25th May.
Sparking glowing comparisons to Muse, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Queens Of The Stone Age, Masamune hail from Sunderland and unleash a barrage of explosive riffs, a powerful rhythm section, and memorable vocals that infectiously burrow through your cranium.
Consisting of Neil Anthony (vocals), Steven Kane (guitar), Jack Johnson (drums) and James Wallace (bass and backing vocals), Masamune have shaped an original sound which brings together a pool of both modern and contemporary influences, from the dynamics and intricacies of Muse, to the crossover groove of Red Hot Chili Peppers, and right through to the contemporary cool of Queens Of The Stone Age.
Although originally conceived in 2009, it wasn’t until 2012 that Masamune really solidified as a unit. The band soon set about playing shows. They have now extensively gigged throughout the North, and along the way they have snagged supports with ‘Fearless Vampire Killers’, ‘Fort Hope’ and ‘Ashestoangels’. The alt-rockers have also appeared in the Local Heroes section of Kerrang! Magazine, as well as taking part in a Channel 4 television show with comedian Al Murray as their roadie.
The quartet’s stunning debut EP ‘Tension & Resolution’ boasts five hearty cuts of groove tinged alt-rock, from the pounding rhythms of opener ‘The Bloodlines’, to the crafty RHCP/Incubus-inspired guile of ‘Run & Hide’. This debut record needs to be heard and will command your attention. With shows and festivals waiting in the wings during the summer months, this year promises to be a very busy one for Masamune.
– MASAMUNE RELEASE ‘TENSION & RESOLUTION’ ON MONDAY 25th MAY THROUGH ALL STORES –