“We live, we die” is the theme that Birmingham Progressive Rockers Netherhall have chosen to discuss for their first new piece of music since 2020.‘Process’ is released today and we’re delighted to share the picturesque video with you, shot in the Peak District.
Formed in late 2015, Netherhall are a Midlands-based Alt-Metal crew who draw influence from multiple genres. Notable influences include Karnivool, Deftones & Toska. As the band began searching for their sound, they debuted their first EP Imacular in 2017 and in the same year they entered the Metal 2 The Masses competition to play at Bloodstock and won.
Netherhall spent 2018 as an instrumental 3-piece, high-lighted with supporting The Contortionist. 2018 also saw Netherhall perform at a private function at Aston Villa FC for Tony Iommi & Geezer Butler honoring Butler’s induction into the Birmingham Walk of Stars. In 2019, the band released their first material in three years with vocalist Matt. ‘No Looking Down’ featured the group’s debut music video with a notably darker, heavier tone to previous material, quickly followed up with the single ‘Distant’.
Netherhall has said: “‘Process’ stems from a roundabout circle that is life and death. In life, there is death and in death, there is life.” The single is the realisation of all that we, as human beings know. That is we breathe, we live, we die.
Bassist Tom added: “Anything around that is purely conceptual and ‘Process’ explores those thoughts.”
The single was recorded, produced and engineered by Owen Davies of Loud Noises Productions and Peter Miles of Middle Farm Studios. The single was Mixed by Peter Miles and mastered by Lewis Hopkins of Star Delta Mastering. Artwork by Kevin Saint Grey.
The video for ‘Process’ was directed by Jay Hillyer, the sublime imagery of the Peak District encapsulating the emotion and ambience of the music.
Matthew Preston – Vocals
Tom Bushell – Bass Guitar
Lewis Ward – Guitars / Backing Vox
Jake Raybould – Drums