THE CHRONICLES OF MANIMAL AND SAMARA Call For Action On Second Album ‘TRUST NO LEADERS’

Standout longplayers

8 July 2022

Band: THE CHRONICLES OF MANIMAL AND SAMARA

Who: London-based duo – Daphne Ang (Singapore) and
Andrea Papi
(Italy) – that fills a gap in music by bringing
literature, art, and history together into a space where
rock and metal meet electronica.

New album: TRUST NO LEADERS
Out: 1st July 2022
Order: here

Manimal and Samara about the new record: “Our inspiration extends beyond
musical genres and the confines of discipline.The confluence of influences in our album
extend throughout time and across cultures. In retrospect, this really captures our ethos:
Look back into the past for insight, and look into the future with foresight.

And in doing so, we created something new of our own. “The current crisis and the events of
our time have made it necessary for us to analyse, investigate, and expose the issues in urgent need of systemic change by looking inwards into the human condition. We want the album to be a beacon of hope, for making a future that prioritises people and the environment.”

Turn Up The Volume: As I said several times before, Samara and Animal are
adventurous architects in sound and vision (watch the singles’ spectacular videos
below / also the artwork for their releases is always a reflection of vivid visual inventiveness).

On this new, bone-and-mind chilling, longplayer both high-tech DIY artists keep
on challenging sonic and thematic boundaries. It’s also the first time we hear poetry fanatic Samara sing instead of reciting her poetic chimeras, as on psychoanalytic
discharge Shaman and on doom-punk sledgehammer Human Sacrifice.

She sings her mind as hypnotically and ominously as she speaks her mind,
while Animal joins her as usual with his death-metallic and draconic trash and
slash growling, as on a head-rotating rollercoaster The Chefs Song and storming
steamer Pound Of Flesh. Both overall vocal exploits make your hair on the back
of your neck stand up.

There are so many layers, so many different directions, so many pendulum movements and so many unexpected turns at play here that you need several spins to get a grip of their poetallica world fully. This record as well as their debut are voyages of discovery.

The very loud and very clear message of Trust No leaders is, unfortunately, as old as the day the bing bang fireworks in space led to the creation of the planet of humankind as we know it. An imperishable species of megalomaniac political and religious leaders and their robotic followers rule(d) throughout history and they love the smell of war in the morning.

The alarming truth is that one day – coming closer and closer – the vicious likes of Putin, Assad, Kim Jong-un, Erdogan, Trump, Orbán, and all related scum will go one nuclear step too far and another big bang will destroy humankind. Unless, we the people, get up, stand up and fight for our right to survive.

 

Singles (so far): Count The Dead / Nothing But Dust / The Prophet

– COUNT THE DEAD –

– NOTHING BUT DUST –

– THE PROPHET –

– THE CHEFS SONGS –
(best video of 2022, so far)

– POUND OF FLESH –

Stream full album on Spotify

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THE CHRONICLES OF MANIMAL AND SAMARA: Facebook – Website

THE CHRONICLES OF MANIMAL AND SAMARA Launched Spectacular Video For Newest Single ‘SHAMAN’

For your eyes

30 May 2022

Band: THE CHRONICLES OF MANIMAL AND SAMARA
Who: London-based duo – Daphne Ang (Singapore) and
Andrea Papi
(Italy) – that fills a gap in music by bringing
literature, art, and history together into a space where
rock and metal meet electronica.

New album: TRUST NO LEADERS
Out: 1st July 2022
Pre-order: here

Last week Samara and Manimal released a new piece from their forthcoming LP.

“Shaman’ narrates a journey of self-discovery into the depths of one’s psyche. Guided
by Jungian psychoanalytic theory, the song captures a personal confrontation with the unconscious in which one experiences the infinite and the energy of the universe. The song introduces the idea of attaining wholeness by uniting our inner and outer worlds
.”

Turn Up The Volume wrote: Shaman progresses like a vicious viper working its way to a grandiose finale. Determined, but always wary of sudden danger. Shaman dumbfounds and flummoxes while the song’s tension intensifies and sends shivers down your spine.

They just launched a spectacularly animated video clip. As I said before
the duo has an ingenious vision when it comes to visualizing their hellraisers.

Roll the tape and get dazzled…

TCOMAS: Spotify – Website

New Spectacular Hellraiser ‘THE CHEFS SONG’ By THE CHRONICLES OF MANIMAL AND SAMARA

Daily electricity to load your batteries

2 April 2022

Band: THE CHRONICLES OF MANIMAL AND SAMARA

Who: London-based duo – Daphne Ang (Singapore) and
Andrea Papi
(Italy) – that fills a gap in music by bringing
literature, art, and history together into a space where
rock and metal meet electronica.

New album: TRUST NO LEADERS
Out: 1st July 2022
Pre-order: here

The duo’s sophomore LP lands about 15 months after their remarkable debut
LP Full Spectrum. The best debut album of 2021 in Turn Up The Volume‘s book.
Review and track-by-track breakdown here.

New single: THE CHEFS SONG
The 4th shared piece from the upcoming LP

TCOMAS “The song is a satirical vaudeville that dramatises the pressures of working
in a busy kitchen in order to shed light on the urgency of the issue of inhospitable and exploitative working conditions in the hospitality sector. What the theatrical comedy of
the song belies is a sinister truth, a tragedy that plagues our modern societies — the
prevalence of modern slavery in the 21st century.”

According to a study by the Human Trafficking Foundation (2018): More than 1 in 10 people who work in hospitality in the world are reported to be working under modern slavery conditions. For far too long, this has remained hidden from the public eye — behind the closed doors of some kitchens, hotels, and restaurants.

Turn Up The Volume: Another new cut from the upcoming full length, another astounding hellraiser swinging your mind from left to right and back, from Samara‘s
sort of vocal broadcasting performance to Manimal‘s death metal snarls and back.

130 seconds of intimidating thunder-and-lighting brouhaha. A merciless brainbreaker.

Get impressed here…

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TCOMAS: Facebook – Instagram

THE CHRONICLES OF MANIMAL AND SAMARA – New Album ‘TRUST NO LEADERS’ Lands 1st Of July

4 March 2022


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Band: THE CHRONICLES OF MANIMAL AND SAMARA

Who: London-based duo – Daphne Ang (Singapore) and
Andrea Papi
(Italy) – that fills a gap in music by bringing
literature, art, and history together into a space where
rock and metal meet electronica.

New album: TRUST NO LEADERS
Out: 1st July 2022
Pre-order: here

The duo’s sophomore LP lands about 15 months after their remarkable debut
LP Full Spectrum. The best debut album of 2021 in Turn Up The Volume‘s book.
Review and track-by-track breakdown here.

Singles (so far): Count The Dead / Nothing But Dust / The Prophet

– COUNT THE DEAD –

– NOTHING BUT DUST –

– THE PROPHET –

THE CHRONICLES OF MANIMAL AND SAMARA: Facebook – Website