Jonestown have released their new single for The People’s Temple making this the first new material since their first LP Aokigahara and their first single from their new album DYATLOV.
The band have been described as being like Gojira, Meshuggah and as being “‘ballsy, catchy metal that will have fans of everyone from Tesseract to Slipknot grinning ear-to ear and hurtling to the nearest pit’ from Metal Hammer.
The band made their name through Bloodstock’s Metal 2 The Masses competition within 2014’s South East division of the competition. This helped the band get into the studio and self finance their debut album released via Siege Music.
The video can now be viewed below:
Jonestown state about the track: “The People’s Temple is about how religion and politics seem to only separate people from one another, destroying all common ground and humanity. We’re all guilty of it in some way, believing we are somehow superior because of our opinions. Ironically though, it seems our fighting and disagreement somehow unites us in our own blind stupidity. The majority of us are metaphorically running hand in hand and jumping straight into oblivion.
We’re really excited to release what is our first new music since Aokigahara – as daunting as the task was to meet, or even surpass, it, we feel the new music has evolved and we’re extremely proud of it.”
The band is set to go on a UK tour in a few weeks with support from This Is Turin dates are below:
14 June – Birmingham – Subside
15 June – Lancaster – The Bobbin
17 June – London – The Black Heart