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STATES - MNZ Interview: The Distorted Transmission 064: States

25 May 2022 // An interview by Will Stairmand



Auckland Hard Rock/Rap band STATES has a chat about new music, new video and plans for live shows. Check it out.

 

About STATES

(Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand,) With a sound that is best described as an aural smackdown - STATES is a hard-hitting band that doesn’t pull its punches when it comes to getting crowds pumped. Comprised of members from Heathen Eyes, Rumour City and Anemoia, the band combines in-your-face vocals and huge musical energy with explosive live performances.

Reborn with the inclusion of frontman Scott ‘The Opposite’ Squire in 2019, this addition shaped a new line-up by joining Reuben Parlane (guitar/vocals), Rob Woodman (bass) Chris Birch (drums) and Nik Dobbin (guitar). With a wealth of varied expertise, STATES looks back upon the ‘nu’ sounds of rap rock from the early 2000’s and amalgamates this with the progressive metal tones of today.

STATES bring their music to the people in 2021 with the release of their debut single Relentless, recorded and mastered by renowned producer and sound engineer Zorran Mendonsa (Devilskin, Coridian, City of Souls, Blacklistt). Paired with the accompanying video produced and directed by Bahador Borhani (Written By Wolves), Relentless will forge itself firmly into your playlist with its authentic blend of razor-edged riffs, slick vocal throwdowns and infectious hooks.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for STATES

Releases

Lost + Found
Year: 2017
Type: EP

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