Inimical Drive Set To Release New EP ‘Enemy’
The St. Louis alternative metal group announce an 8/21 release for the new EP along with their single and upcoming music video for “Reckoning”
(St. Louis, MO) - August 3, 2020 - Saint Louis metal outfit Inimical Drive have announced the upcoming release of their crushing new EP ‘Enemy’ and leadoff single “Reckoning”. The 5 track EP will drop Friday, 8/21 and the single for “Reckoning” was released on streaming services last Friday 7/31 via Spotify and Apple Music. Outburn gave a first listen of the track which marks their first release of new material since 2017.
‘Enemy’ was written as an outlet for vocalist Joel Colby to tell a story of life experiences he’s endured in recent years . “While there’s no particular theme to this EP, it is incredibly relatable and I think the listener will feel the emotion in each song” says Colby. Inimical Drive’s directive with the EP is to keep their longtime passion for metal going strong and release their most progressive music to-date. “The heavy is all there on Enemy, but we also wanted to make the music accessible without thinking too hard about the process. Everything on the EP was written amongst close friends, hanging out in the studio, with zero agenda and all just before the pandemic hit. The time is right to release this into the world, this is a reminder of how heavy music connects us all.”
Musically, Inimical Drive has been compared and fits alongside heavy hitters such as After the Burial, It Dies Today, Killswitch Engage and Atreyu. Being a grinding, hardworking band since 2002, Inimical Drive has built quite the following in their hometown of St. Louis, being one of the more well known metal/ hard rock acts in their area. “Even though our last LP came out in 2012, we haven’t stopped playing shows since,” says Colby. “We are all about the live experience and really had to prioritize getting back in the studio to make new music”. Inimical Drive’s music has been featured by Revolver, Noisecreep, iHeartRadio, Outburn, STL Post Dispatch and more.
Two of the tracks on ‘Enemy’ were produced and mixed by the late Matt Amelung (Story Of The Year, Greek Fire) and the band completed the EP with friend Jack C Daniels (War of Ages). ‘Enemy’ will be available on 8/21 via most streaming platforms, with “Reckoning” dropped as a single with a music video premiering in the coming weeks.
From The Ground
About Inimical Drive:
Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri. Inimical Drive brings the thunder as heard in their latest single ‘Reckoning’. Drawing various elements from classic metal melodies, to modern american- metal brutality, without neglecting sexy rock riffs and soaring choruses, Inimical Drive has developed their unique and undeniably powerful sound.
Backed by a high intensity, full production live show, Inimical Drive has set the standard among the rock scene, and gained wide recognition from fans, bands, radio stations, and clubs while building an extensive resume of radio festivals, and sold out venues.
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Inimical Drive (left to right) Rich Kriete, Nick Blackburn, Joel Colby, Zach Moiser and Daniel Winter. Photo by J.T. Ibanez