Britanny’s Heavy Rock goldsmiths Appalooza announce the release of their third studio album “The Shining Son” on October 20, 2023 through Californian powerhouse Ripple Music. Watch their thunderous new lyric video for “Wasted Land” now!
Following the release of their latest single “Pelican,” Appalooza are now unleashing a thunderous and stirring new song with “Wasted Land.” Propelled by an exhilarating stampede of thick metallic guitars, rumbling grooves and frontman Wild Horse‘s dramatic baritone vocals, “Wasted Land” perfectly encapsulates the trio’s sound, with its rich and multi-layered songwriting and trademark tribal percussions.
Watch the official lyrics visualizer for the track “Wasted Land” through the YouTube player below:
New album “The Shining Son” is the sequel to their sophomore effort and Ripple Music debut “The Holy of Holies” (2021), weaving its storyline around enigmatic Biblical references and a fascinating cinematic approach, all wrapped in eight massive-sounding and catchy songs that subtly blend Stoner Rock, Alternative and Grunge Rock and Acoustic Tribal Music.
“After the awakening and arrival of The Horse aka Azazael on Earth narrated in our latest album ‘The Holy Of Holies’, ‘The Shining Son’ tells how The Horse exercises its power and how it sows chaos towards the populations. Here again, we are talking about religion and its perdition. Indeed, the Pelican as told in the first track represents The Christ who feeds his little ones aka the people. But his powers are weakened and his wings are damaged. He can no longer fly properly and get food to feed the starving people,” says the band about the new album’s main thematics. “The sequels of a violent childhood are for life. This album is some kind of emotional liberation going through fear, escape, counterattack, violence and anger. It is the testament of a bygone era, the legacy of the past on the present, the cure for the future. It denounces the family and social imprisonment of an era. A coincidence with the liberation of the people with the Covid-19 crisis?” they add.
“The Shining Son” was recorded by Arthurus Lauth at Brown Bear Recording in Saint-Lumine-de-Clisson, France. Mixed by Arthurus Lauth & Wild Horse, and mastered by Ronan Cloarec at Master Lab Systems in Nantes, France. Artwork was designed by Wild Horse Artworks.
Appalooza “The Shining Son” Out October 20, 2023 on Ripple Music – Pre-Order on Bandcamp: https://ripplemusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-shining-son
4. Groundhog Days
5. Wasted Land
8. Killing Maria
Appalooza is a lost steed thirsting for freedom, drawing inspiration and essence from the dust of an arid desert. After a first American tour in 2015, the band galloped relentlessly and trampled the paths of the studio to record their first album “Appalooza.” In the winter of 2018, the band returned from an extensive US West Coast tour and signed to Ripple Music for the release of their second full-length “The Holy Of Holies,” bearing a brand new visual identity and sound. The band is now set to release their third record “The Shining Son” this fall on Ripple Music.
Wild Horse / Vocal and Guitar
Lone Horse / Drums
Black Horse / Bass
The Horse / Percussions and Backing Vocals