Joshua Travis‘ monster EP No Rest is out today via SharpTone Records. If you’re wondering who this riff-lord is, his resume only includes perfection with Emmure, Glass Cloud, The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, The Goddamn Rodeo, Monuments and When Knives Go Skyward.
In the lead-up to Travis’ new five-track EP, the guitarist released ‘Web of Lies‘ featuring Andy Cizek (of Monuments, Makari, Wvnderband, Termina) and Stephen Taranto (of Sydney band The Helix Nebula) as well as ‘Leviathan‘ featuring Crystal Lake‘s Ryo Kinoshita and Frontierer‘s Chad Kapper. Let’s just say these singles got our attention.
With the EP out today, we snagged a listen of track three of five, titled ‘Disdain‘. The single features no other than Aussie metalcore royalty Polaris‘ Jamie Hails & Jake Steinhauser whose Brisbane gig we’re still reeling from (February gig review here).
‘Disdain‘ kicks in with Hails ripping on the mic as Travis rapidly appears with his crunchy cascade of riff-heaven. Obviously, vocals aren’t the only Polaris flavour here, with Steinhauser on bass joining Travis, creating this Polaris-on-steroids kind of sound. It’s clear Travis had fun with this collab, and we’re glad he added an Aussie metalcore flavour to this wild release.
Enjoy the track at midnight local time.
Words by Ricky Aarons (@rickysaul90)
Stream the No Rest EP here
Joshua Travis – No Rest tracklisting
1. Web Of Lies feat. Stephen Taranto & Andy Cizek of Monuments
2. Leviathan feat. Ryo Kinoshita of Crystal Lake & Chad Kapper of Frontierer
3. Disdain feat. Jamie Hails of Polaris & Jake Steinhauser of Polaris
4. Parallel feat. Jake Wolf of Reflections & Daniella Bolin
5. All Out War feat. Ryan Kirby of Fit for a King