ERRANT, the brooding new solo project helmed by multi-instrumentalist Rae Amitay (Immortal Bird, Thrawsunblat) will release its debut EP on April 3rd via Manatee Rampage Recordings.
ERRANT was conceived in 2019 as a vehicle for realizing ideas that exist in a separate space from Immortal Bird. Recorded by Pete Grossmann at Bricktop Recording in Chicago, Illinois, ERRANT is a look at self-loathing, confusion, and searching for strength in an enervating world. The three original tracks see Amitay playing synth, guitar, bass, drums, and performing both harsh and clean vocals. The music isn’t wedded to genre and explores black metal, rock, thrash, doom, and other styles. The arrangements are direct but take time to weave in progressive elements and dynamic atmosphere. Closing out with a cover of Amitay’s favorite song by Failure, “Saturday Saviour,” ERRANT is also an opportunity to record something removed from the metal genre, while still being rooted in emotion and urgent, melancholic energy.
In advance of its release, Amitay offers up opening track “A Vacillant Breath” for public feasting noting, “This was the first song I started writing for this project, and the last one I completed. It’s a departure from what people might expect to hear from me, and it felt like growth to create an opportunity for myself to experiment with different vocal styles and genre blends. Immortal Bird is very personal, of course, but this EP and this song in particular was a chance to fully express certain thoughts and ideas — some of which I haven’t delved into until this project.”
Stream ERRANT’s “A Vacillant Breath” below.
Errant will be released on CD and digital formats. For preorders go HERE.
Errant Track Listing:
1. The Amorphic Burden
2. A Vacillant Breath
4. Saturday Saviour (Failure cover)