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SO HIDEOUS Drops First New Song In Six Years, Reveals New Lineup

They've also recruited The Number Twelve Looks Like You's rhythm section.

So Hideous is back for the first time since their 2015 album Laurestine and they mean business. The band is now streaming their new single "The Emerald Pearl," which showcases their new rhythm section of The Number Twelve Looks Like You bassist DJ Scully and drummer Michael Kadnar. As for the single itself, guitarist and keyboardist Brandon Cruz said it seeks to expand the band's already impressively diverse sound.

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"I think we still have the foundation of what we laid before, being influenced largely by Japanese post metal bands Mono and Envy, and composers such as Arvo Pärt and Max Richter. We wanted more rhythm this time and we expanded outward to include influences from Fela Kuti and Tony Allen's Afrobeat percussion, James Brown's horn section, and the balladry of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke. It was also nice to finally experiment a bit with more Penderecki-style tone clusters and glissando on the more dissonant sections."

So Hideous will release None But A Pure Heart Can Sing on December 3. The album was mixed and mastered by ex-The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Kevin Antreassian, and is available for pre-order here.

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