Newcastle deathcore outfit The Wandering deliver blistering deathcore on A Beautiful Agony watch the video premiering exclusively via Maniacs today.
Today marks a significant day in the life of Newcastle deathcore outfit The Wandering. While certainly not alone in their struggles over the past two years, the band have taken hit after hit and seen all of their best-laid plans fall over, time and time again. But, like a diamond, pressure and time forms something beautiful - and in this case, incredibly HEAVY. The new single A Beautiful Agony is the first of many steps in the band’s rebirth. It may have taken longer than initially planned, but the Newy boys but A Beautiful Agony more than makes up for the wait.
The band shared some insight into what inspired such a beast of a track.
"A Beautiful Agony is about self-destruction, denial, actions and consequence. Every single person lets themselves and those they love down, but accountability is rarely taken until we’re faced with the avalanche created by our own actions. How can you ever respect yourself if you bury your head in the sand? How can you ever truly love someone if you can’t acknowledge that you’ve let them down? Without a doubt people can change, unfortunately, the catalyst often comes once the damage has already been done. We all have our own metaphorical Everest to overcome, but just like the mountain, most people will never make it to the top."
A Beautiful Agony was produced & Engineered by Matt Clarke and Mixed & Mastered by Lance Prenc, the video comes courtesy of Greg Oroth of Vokta Productions and the art was provided by Ben Tranter (Static Flow Creative).
For those who haven't been on The Wandering's journey to date, the band began to experience momentum following their second single Malignant and three-track EP The Serpent Sun. This led to the band playing a variety of sold-out shows across the country, supporting noteworthy Australian and international bands and as well as receive national radio play.
2020 was intended to be the breakout of The Wandering, kicking off with a sold-out show at the Cambridge Hotel in their hometown of Newcastle and gearing up for a national tour in support of To The Grave, before March 2020 brought COVID to Australia. Without any doubt, the pandemic was devastating to the industry as a whole but was especially debilitating to an up and coming band with big plans. All momentum immediately ceased and every plan that had been meticulously thought through since the bands conception had fallen on its face. The Wandering endured though and released Salt of The Earth in September 2020 - with it gaining national radio play and tens of thousands of streams and views across multiple platforms - but in another case of things not going their way - Youtube channel Slam Worldwide, was audited by YouTube and as a result, multiple videos on the channel, including The Wandering’s new single had been flagged and age-restricted, meaning the video would no longer be recommended to other listeners on the channel and the views which were increasing by the thousands every hour had ground to a halt.
In addition to the multiple tours that were cancelled and the postponement of the band's debut EP, the restriction on YouTube was another significant blow and dead end. After what seemed to be win after win for the band over the first year and a half, The Wandering had suffered multiple losses which essentially took the band back to square one. Through much deliberation, the band decided the best course of action was to recalibrate, rewrite and re-plan. The fruits of that labour are now visible and out in the world to be heard in the form of A Beautiful Agony.
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