Vancouver Metal Outfit Anarcheon Release New Single “Bloody Merry”
Today’s Song of The Day is Bloody Merry by Anarcheon. Vancouver’s Anarcheon have just released their first single of 2021, “Bloody Merry”, which is our first look at the dark path the band is currently exploring. Multiple line-up changes over the past few years have put the band into an experimental phase, in which they are pushing their creative boundaries. Anarcheon was formed in 2015 and features vocalist Kaija Kinney, along with guitarist Clayton Bach, bassist Sylvain Maltais, drummer Steve “Machine” Richardo formerly of Green Jelly and Messiah and their latest addition Mike Watson. Kinney is a huge supporter of women in metal, (something there should be more of) and the founder of Metalocalypstick Fest, the BC musicl festival celebrating women in metal. With a band name playing off the word Anarchy, ANARCHEON is more of a Frankenstein of their various influences. Asides for the female vocals, one of the things that are noticeably setting Anarcheon apart is their bassist taking up main songwriter duties, leading to heavily groovy riffs with a focus on the bassy low end.
The new direction that “Bloody Merry” alludes to is also leading towards their upcoming EP “Scary Tale”, slated for release later this year . Both the single and the EP give off a creepy and groovy vibe, taking the listener through a vampiric journey into the dark side of Anarcheon. The band notes
“Our single “Bloody Merry” is about the longing and aching for blood through seduction. Making people succumb to the seduction or be my next meal. Though this is a fairly newer song that we wrote we wanted to release it as a single before our EP came out. The song sets the tone for the EP “Scary Tale” nicely and prepares you with a little taste of crimson liquor.”
A little spooky, a little melodic, and completely creative, “Bloody Merry” is an excellent starting point for new fans to be enticed by the heavy, horror-themed, passionate metal that Anarcheon flaunts while current fans can enjoy the new, yet familiar direction the band is headed in. This is Bloddy Merry by Anarcheon on Dropout Radio’s Song of The Day!
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Todays Song of The Day (March 5th) is Bloody Merry by Anarcheon. Every weekday on Dropout Radio at 9, 1, 3 & 7 ET we’re showcasing some of Canada’s best independent music, from artists of all genres and all across the country. Stay tuned ’til the end of The Song of The Day on Dropout Radio to find today’s Secret Code and for your chance to win free Dropout merch!