ONCE HUMAN has released a new song called "Sledgehammer" as well as an accompanying video. The track will appear on the band's third album, which is scheduled for a 2020 release.
Guitarist Logan Mader, who has spent the last couple of months touring with MACHINE HEAD, explains: "'Sledgehammer' smashes from start to finish. With insane riffs, relentless drumming and Lauren Hart just kills it! Vocally showcasing totally new and powerful cleans in the massive chorus hook, it marks a new chapter in ONCE HUMAN sound. I had tons of fun producing and mixing this track. Utilizing more analog gear than I normally do it's really explosive. Our last album sounds good but this one actually smokes it."
Having made waves with its 2015 debut, "The Life I Remember", ONCE HUMAN has dramatically progressed beyond the melodic death metal sound of that release into something more complex, emotional, distinct, and devastatingly heavy. "Evolution" was not just the title of ONCE HUMAN's sophomore release two years ago, it was an armor-plated declaration. And it evolved into something big. The video for the disc's lead-off single, "Eye Of Chaos", by now gathered more than 8.7 million views on YouTube alone. The new single "Sledgehammer" is testament to the fact that this evolution never stopped and ONCE HUMAN keeps surprising us with new elements.
Mader's name will be familiar to metalheads not only as the original guitarist in MACHINE HEAD and his late '90s stint in SOULFLY, but also for his production and mixing work on records from the likes of GOJIRA, FEAR FACTORY and DEVILDRIVER.
ONCE HUMAN's lineup is rounded out by drummer Dillon Trollope, bassist Damien Rainaud, and guitarist Max Karon,