|France’s new heavy rock revelation APPALOOZA tear the roof off with their tribalistic and fire-driven new full-length ‘The Holy Of Holies’, premiering exclusively on Everything Is Noise before its official release this February 5th on Ripple Music.
“Whether you prefer the album’s tribal and oriental flourishes, or its proud and self-aware ‘90s grunge worship, what cannot be denied is the craftsmanship on display that allows it all to come together as 2021’s first truly explosive rock record.” Everything Is Noise says about ‘The Holy of Holies’.
APPALOOZA describe themselves as “a long-gone stallion speeding after a lost freedom”. E
xuding confidence and firepower from the get-go, the Nantes-based trio takes its cue from the alternative rock strength of bands such as Alice in Chains, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club or Them Crooked Vultures, propelling themselves with a creativity and sense of direction that are the essence of great bands.
Their new album ‘The Holy Of Holies’ sets the tone with thick riffs and aggressive, punk-infused rhythms combined to Sylvain Morel’s Stanley-esque vocals, providing an intense and immediate feeling of freedom to anyone listening. In the background, spirituality and ancient myths color a spacious sound that nonetheless worships at the altar of modern and unwaveringly hard-hitting heavy rock. Don’t miss the band’s latest videos for “Conquest” and “Distress“.
APPALOOZA released their first two demos “Squamata” and “Chameleon” respectively in 2013 and 2014, further to which they embarked across the pond for their first ever US tour, taking them to Colorado, Nevada and California. Fired up by a brand new energy ensuing from this successful experience, the band officially released their eponymous debut in 2018, quickly followed by a second North American taking them from the Midwest lands to the Pacific Coast.
Some hundred shows later, APPALOOZA signed to Californian powerhouse Ripple Music for the release of their sophomore album “The Holy Of Holies” in early 2021. The beginning of a new era driven by an album that perfectly embodies the trio’s musical and visual reincarnation, through an intense sonic escape and ultimately, freedom.