“They laugh at me because I am different… I laugh at them because they are all the same…”
Brisbane metal outfit As Paradise Falls (known commonly as APF) have released their first new music since 2020 in the shape of BATS. (aka Burn At The Stake). With a tumultuous history that would have seen the end of almost any band, APF have powered through the tragic loss of a band mate and the resulting exodus of most of their members to finally solidify as a formidable Two-Piece that has produced the future of Australian heavy music.
Taking influence from modern Grime & Hip-Hop and fusing it with some old school Deathcore and a futuristic outlook, APF have redefined what the Australian metal scene is capable of. Listen to Bats and see for yourself: https://ffm.to/asbats.
On the meaning behind the track, guitarist Danny Kenneally says: “BATS was written to mirror and reflect the current state of “cancel culture”. It was written to highlight the possibilities of serious consequences in a “trial of public opinion” type scenario, without fact or evidence in SOME cases, leading to irreparable damage to a persons character. Burn At The Stake looks at “cancel culture” through the lens of a New Age Witch Hunt, where a person has their entire body of work thrown out based on accusations alone and where conviction appears irrelevant.”
Vocalist Ravi Sherwell adds: “When I heard the demo of BATS for the first time in Danny’s home studio, I immediately knew this was going to have that dark, bouncy groove I could really blend with. Lyrics started flowing, mixing themes of witch trials/hunts with current issues surrounding cancel culture. Without much conscious thought, BATS became the purest form of modern APF: hard hitting, oozing with groove and just bullshit heavy.”
The Madness/Medicine EP will be released on September 23. Pre orders available now – https://ffm.to/madnmed