Nu-metal is back and so to now are Sunk Loto!
It’s official Sunk Loto are back. The Gold Coast teenage nu-metal upstarts responsible for early 00s faves Sunken Eyes, Vinegar Stroke, Everything, Everyway and 5 Years Of Silence took to Facebook to confirm they're putting an end to their 15-year hiatus.
In a short but sweet message to fans who have been calling for a return since they parted in 2007, Sunk Loto confirmed what many Gold Coast-based Maniacs had been hinting at for a while, they’re back together and they’ll have exciting announcements for us all soon.
Hey guys, we are officially back! thank you for all the love & support you've shown us on our return! looking forward to giving you more exciting news! we love you. Dibs, Sean, Jason, Luke SUNK LOTO
Accompanied by a fresh photo of the band’s lineup featuring lead guitarist Luke McDonald, bassist Sean Van Gennip, vocalist Jason Brown and drummer Dane Brown, the announcement has inspired great excitement in the Aussie metal community today.
At Maniacs we've always felt that the band's second and up until now final album Between Birth and Death is an underappreciated classic of an exciting era for heavy music in Australia.
Now with that nu-metal era showing serious signs of a national and international revamp thanks to the likes of Code Orange, Thornhill, Tallah, Northlane, The Last Martyr and more incorporating genre elements into their sound and scene veterans Limp Bizkit and Korn dropping massive recent releases, the timing couldn't be any more perfect for Sunk Loto to finally return.
As for whether we’ll finally get a follow up to 2003’s criminally underrated Between Birth and Death, remains to be seen, but even the prospect of hearing those songs, and their Big Picture Lies trademark hits Vinegar Stroke and Sunken Eyes, live, in a musical climate that is actually ready and willing to give them the respect they deserve, is an exciting thought.
The band showed huge evlolution across three releases 1999’s Society Anxiety EP, 2000’s debut full-length Big Picture Lies and 2003’s Between Birth and Death, and played pretty much every major music festival Australia had to offer at the turn of the millenium. After a 15 year hiatus, during which time and entirely new generation of nu-metal heads has come of age, it'll be very interesting to see what time and distance has done to their musical sensibilities.
We’ll bring you more news as it comes, but for now, we'll leave you all to refresh yourselves on their discography below.
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