The band has not only released a trailer for their new single and video ‘Those Among Us’ but has appointed Lurganguitarist and fourth member Gary ‘Jacko’ Jackson, and launched the aforementioned ‘Those Among Us’, with two further singles and a debut album planned for release later this year.
Following Machina Kore’s pandemic-induced formation in February 2021 and the birth of their lockdown debut EP ‘Blood In Code’ that May, a teething period saw Machina Kore’s line- up evolve into their current three-piece, comprising original Lurgan frontman, vocalist, songwriter and guitarist Gareth ‘Moro’ Morrow (Sinocence founder and writer); original bass player, Sean ‘Seany’ Haughian (Kelwan); and Portadown drummer and previous co- musician with Morrow, Davy ‘Cassa’ Cassidy (Sinocence, Million Dollar Reload).
Having previously reviewed ‘Blood In Code’ and been blown away by the epic progressiveness and metallic but melodic majesty of ‘Wither’, ‘Exile’, ‘Footprint on a Death Mask’ and ‘God From Machine’, I, among other fans, have eagerly anticipated this new Machina Kore output.
After 15 months of Morrow and Haughian perfecting their inherent and immediate chemistry with Cassidy, the silence has finally broken with ‘Those Among Us’, now streaming on all major online platforms.
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MACHINA KORE – ‘BLOOD IN CODE’ EP (SELF-RELEASED)
The answer is the sound of a group of musicians hungrier than a pack of wolves with the smell of a stricken caribou in their nostrils. ‘Blood In Code’ is declarative. It is strident. It is energetic. It is forceful. It is uncompromising. It is thoughtful. It is challenging. It is melodic. It defies generic categorization. It is strident. And, above all, it is confident.
The opening intro of ‘Wither’ fittingly sets the scene, lulling you into a false sense of security, with its lilting piano and atmospheric tint, before ‘Exile’ pummels its way out of those speakers with one of THOSE riffs: you the know that sort… the ones that grab you by the balls, giving a bloody good shaking then bounce you off the walls and ripping straight into the darkest recesses of your soul, there to remain and grow until it consumes your entire being… You can feel the spit and venom dripping from Moro’s lips as he snarls with all the fury his frame can muster, while the rhythm section of Blademan and Haughlan pummel home the message even further with that sense of laconicism that is so effective when delivered by musicians who know what they leave out is often more important that what is unnecessarily included…
‘Footprint On A Death Mask’ treads the sort of territory that will perhaps be most familiar to Sinocence fans, a mid-paced thrasher characterized by a snarling, broiling riff that wraps itself around your aural cortex like starved boa constrictor, while closer ‘God From Machine’ sees Moro once again exploring characteristic anti-establishment, anti-theistic lyrical territory, spitting his words into your face like he’s standing right in front of you rather than distanced by the digital nature of the recording.
‘Blood In Code’ is a defiant statement of intent. A declaration that you really can’t beat the pull of being in a band, and the satisfaction that getting together and producing music produces for those involved. A fierce and fiery return for all involved… now, let’s get these guys some gigs lined up so they can rip our feckin’ heads off…
- ‘Blood In Code’ is released on Friday (7 May). You can get your copy HERE.
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Fury and anger wrapped in ‘hybrid’ metal from Machina Kore
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Blood in Code is released on May 7th at 9pm and will be available on all major streaming platforms.
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BLOOD IN CODE ‘HYBRID’ METAL FROM MACHINA KORE
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