Listen to EYE RA HAZE’s New Single “Warships” [Exclusive]

Posted on: June 7th, 2013 at 1:13 pm by
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We’re very happy to be able to provide the first listen to NYC-based EYE RA HAZE’s new single “Warships.” It’s one of those start slow, build up and kick your ass tracks that you’ll probably play a few times in a row.

It could be said that lead singer Natasha Nicholson’s voice is reminiscent of Evanescence’s Amy Lee, but I don’t hear many female-fronted alt-metal bands, so of course that’s what an uninformed person like myself would say. In fact, their press release basically calls me out on it.

Modern progressive music is somewhat of a boys club. With the exception of a few bands that surfaced between the mid-90’s and now, the female gender has been primarily absent from the world of progressive hard rock and metal. Finally, the wait ends now with the introduction of New York City alternative/progressive quintet EYE RA HAZE. Not only featuring drummer Kevin Corcoran’s (ex-Buried Alive) thunderous beats and Berklee- schooled bassist Chris Marrone’s fresh rhythms, the band also includes the female triple- threat of seductive crooner Natasha Nicholson, striking 8-string guitarist Nicole Papastavrou (ex-Through this Defiance), and captivating classical pianist Karine Catenacci.

EYE RA HAZE recently finished recording their haunting new EP, Eye Of The Storm, with world-famous producer Chris “Zeuss” Harris (Shadows Fall, Soulfly, Hatebreed). Featuring three new tracks, ‘New Beginning’, ‘Quiet Storm’ and ‘Warships’, the EP is set to release on June 11, 2013.

EYE RA HAZE Album Art

EYE RA HAZE is the natural formation of five heavy music lovers who shared the dream of sculpting a nonpareil sound in the alternative and progressive genres. Their blend of delicate, ardent melodies and tumultuous rhythm riffs force EYE RA HAZE to stand apart from the crowd. They craft each song like a passionate, personal encounter, using dynamics to translate their mood and intentions. During the tremors of their live set, EYE RA HAZE exposes a crude display of skills, taking the audience from love to rage and leaving them hung; craving to know the source of their enigmatic dark side, and their intimidating show of beauty.

With apologies to them for even mentioning Evanescence in the same article, EYE RA HAZE is worth checking out. I look forward to them personally kicking my ass for my boy’s club cliché in the near future.

Oh another thing. 8-string guitarist Nicole Papastavrou. First of all, she found an 8-string guitar. That’s two strings cooler than most bands. I wouldn’t know what to do with those extra strings, but she manages to create a huge wall of chords and still find time for some solid leads.

And starting around 4:35 into it, Kevin Corcoran plays some drum fills that he really needs to take to a Sam Ash for the “May I Help You?” riff.

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