Its been a rough year for Aidan Holmes who had his whole world turned upside down, career destroyed and mental health sent to unstable territory following his departure from his old band.
But, fast forward a year and it looks like he’s bouncing back, leaving the past behind him and expressing his emotions through music with his new band Dealer who (for obvious reasons) have a brutal as fuck sound behind them. Not only does the band feature Aidan (ex-Alpha Wolf), but also an all-star cast it seems with (a huge surprise) former Northlane bassist Alex Milovic, Capture The Crown‘s old drummer Joe Abikhair, David Wilder from Iconoclast and Codeine King‘s Josh Ang rounding out the new five-piece Australian supergroup.
Their first release ‘Crooked‘ is a massive smack to the face with it’s lyrical content that I’m going to go out on a limb here and say is about Ellaz’s recent ordeal, complete with a slow and heavy breakdown guaranteed to result in your doctor issuing you with a neck brace if listened to repeatedly like I just did.
Purchase/Steam ‘Crooked‘ here