Welcome to the unnerving and rage-filled world of GLDN where boundaries are pushed and your comfort is NOT paramount! Daring and transgressive, GLDN cannot be contained, nor put into a single musical category – with elements of industrial, metal, and crust punk with passionate and furious vocals.
Jai That Aussie Metal Guy caught up with Nicholas Golden to talk all about GLDN, influences, inspirations, and the debut EP “First Blood” due out July 22nd.
GLDN, the band with the cunningly deceptive name, was founded in 2017 in Brooklyn, New York, by mastermind Nicholas Golden. For two years, Golden expanded on his experience as a performer, perfecting his art. In 2019, he began to search for live members to bring his music to the stage. A litany of influences fuel GLDN including not only bands like NINE INCH NAILS, KORN, EVANESCENCE, DEFTONES, ROB ZOMBIE, PANTERA, HOLE, and PUSCIFER, but also films such as the dark and legendary, Suspiria.
Now GLDN is set to release their debut EP, First Blood. Recorded at various studios throughout Brooklyn, NY, First Blood promises to be both abrasive and palatable, powerful and sublime. On the project, Golden comments: “Art should cause people to question themselves, their beliefs, and their actions. It should be a way to turn a mirror to each listener or even society as a whole and force them to really take a good hard look at themselves.” Take what you will from First Blood. The underlying aggression, the darkness in its purest form, or the philosophical nod toward destroying your boundaries and spiritual growth.
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