With summer shows already lined up at various UK and European festivals, Empire State Bastard are seemingly now gearing up to finally share their first new music with the world.
The band – the long-awaited new project from Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil and guitarist Mike Vennart – have officially launched their website and social channels (follow them on Insta at the very metal handle of @esb666_), and teased 16 glorious seconds of new music (it’s heavy, obvs).
So far, there’s very little to go on, though Mike did tease to Upset several years ago that ESB “is just a horrible headfuck. It’s nasty.” Simon also described their music as “grindcore extreme metal” to NME in 2022.
Listen below, and watch this space as Empire State Bastard promise that there’s “more coming soon”.