Russian female-fronted groove metal band Be Under Arms has announced their fourth full-length album “Red Wave Is Coming”, to be released independently on April 5. Find more details below.
Be Under Arms is a Russian five-piece fronted by the vocalist Anna Logacheva playing groove metal with metalcore and melodic death metal influences. Formed in 2013, Be Under Arms have released three full-length albums and performed on stage with bands such as Butcher Babies, Jinjer, Infected Rain, Caliban and many others. Outstanding features of the band are military texts and social topics, a dystopian atmosphere and a modern urbania and last but not least the tandem of male and female vocals.
“Red Wave Is Coming”, the follow-up to 2018’s “Breathe This”, was mixed and mastered by Dmitriy Gerasimov (ex-drummer of Jinjer). The artwork was created by a long-time cover collaborator Darius Alas.
1. Intro (The Tsar)
2. Red Wave is Coming
4. The Untouchables
5. Road to the Scaffold
6. No-Go Zone
7. New Crusader
8. Breathe This
9. The Chosen One
10. The Death Instinct
11. Bloody Shores
Speaking about the album, the vocalist Anna Logacheva says: “We are always interested in historical subjects, and in this release, we decided to plunge into it more deeply. The song ‘Red Wave Is Coming’ is the story of the last Russian tsar, as we see it. ‘Red Wave Is Coming’ – as a symbol of an anxious future, and the impending wave of suspense. The whole album is permeated with this mood, although the songs relate to different historical periods.”
Guitarist Stanislav Shtrikh adds: “It is still quite aggressive metal, but this release will be many new elements and much more hardcore than metalcore. We also decided to add a little folk and even oriental motifs.”
In December 2018, Be Under Arms dropped a music video for “No-Go Zone”. The band describes it as “a topical essay about fear and borders, personal and territorial, something that almost everyone thinks about, but is afraid to admit it.” Watch it below.
Earlier this year, the band announced a European “Red Wave Is Coming Tour 2019” for April in order to celebrate the release of their new album. Special guest for these shows will be modern death/trash metal band MĀRA from Latvia/Germany. See the dates here.