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Aponym are looking to expand their summer touring schedule across Ireland with festival and high-profile support slots
Acclaimed instrumental & prog metal band Aponym hail from the south of Ireland, combining the atmospherics of post metal, the riffs of prog and the soundscapes of drone. The outfit released their sophomore EP “Ingress” on the 1st of November. In what was one of the most anticipated follows-up releases of 2018 in Ireland, the group grapple with tracks about a failed arctic exploration that leads to cannibalism in ‘Erebus And Terror’, to the image of a colossal subterranean deity in ‘Worm God’, Aponym covered ground with ferocity and precision untapped by their peers. Nowhere is this more embodied than on their first single from the EP “Grandstander”, which was released on the 17th of October to near unanimous praise for it’s apocalyptic guitar work and off kilter bass harmonies.
"Ingress" is a labor of love for the group, and was mixed in-house by the band, then subsequently mastered by Deafheaven producer Jack Shirley. Cover art was created by Partholón frontman Daniel Howard and the EP as a whole draws inspiration from humanity’s struggles with fear, consequences and the human condition. The EP also displays an improved focus for the band. Gone are the ambiguous samples and ambient transitions of their first EP in favor of a straight forward approach that emphasizes the band’s wonderful songwriting.
Formed in 2015, the band released their debut EP 'Deus Incognitus' in June 2017 and has gone on to play subsequent shows across Ireland to roaring praise. The band consists of Dave Longan (guitars, programming), Cillian Plummer (guitars), David O'Mahony (bass, programming) and Christopher O'Sullivan (drums, percussion), taking influence from genres like post metal, drone, extreme metal and progressive rock. The band is currently based between Cork and Limerick, making a lot of their atmospheric instrumentals by proxy. The band cite other prog greats such as Mastodon, Meshuggah, Gojira, Devin Townsend, Shardborne, Russian Circles, ASIWYFA and many others as influences.