Singaporean alternative-metal band SOLVANT makes their return to the local music scene with the release of their new single “Servants of the Sun”. Formed in 2018, the band has played on stages such as the Esplanade, *SCAPE, and Hood Bar, before taking a short break from live music to conceptualise their original writing. This track also marks their first official release since publishing their demo track “Too Many Heroes” in July 2018.
The track features a thunderous mid-tempo groove and crushing riffs on the guitar and bass. Layered with a commanding vocal line, an eerie ambience is created, reminiscent of Tool, Karnivool, and Toska. Using the metaphor of a cult of sun-god worshippers, the track’s narrative describes society’s obsession with exploiting the Earth’s natural resources while being wilfully ignorant of its destructive consequences.
“Servants of the Sun” is the first of an 8-part story telling a tale of a self-destructive society that falls apart into war & apocalyptic devastation. The story unfolds over eight tracks which are split into two concept EPs. SOLVANT will be releasing the first in end-2020 and second in 2021.
The band has also played at “Blood and Bones”, a rock concert that featured local metal groups such as Sangriento, Trust The Chaos, and Boxchild. Most recently, SOLVANT was invited to perform at the 2019 edition of LASALLE College Of The Arts’ Rock and Indie Festival, a music festival featuring established music acts in the local scene, including Amateur Takes Control, Knightingale, and Pleasantry.
The release of “Servants of the Sun” will be accompanied by a lyric video as well as a live-in-studio video, both to be released in October 2020.