Crannk Interviews-Joseph Izayea (From Under Concrete Kings, Seeking Sirens, Sour Times)

I recently caught up with Joseph Izayea (From Under Concrete Kings, Seeking Sirens, Sour Times) to talk all about his latest solo/collab album “Harder Truths” which was released a few days ago on the 26th of November.

JOSEPH IZAYEA has been producing songs and performing as a vocalist since 2007. He is currently the vocalist for FROM UNDER CONCRETE KINGS, SEEKING SIRENS, and SOUR TIMES. Immersing into the powerful theatrics of the orchestral-driven “Shadow Cast”, Harder Truths doesn’t hold anything back. IZAYEA has thrown everything at this album and the impact is incredible. From the utterly guttural heavy of “Blackverse Broken” to the melodic style of “Hourglass” and dissonance in “Papercut”, Harder Truths sees each track given its own identity. The record is a powerful offering of creativity revealing IZAYEA’s distinctive and diverse sound, which is complemented by each guest.

Fusing dynamic rhythms, invigorating instrumental textures with the intensity of the lyrics produces a profound impact. Harder Truths is a journey of dark emotions and encounters. By bringing them out into the open, into the light, the album provides a compelling listening experience. Guests on Harder Truths include the legendary Doc Coyle from BAD WOLVES & GOD FORBID, Kris Norris, formerly of DARKEST HOUR, Buz McGrath of UNEARTH, Chris Daniele, formerly of The ACACIA STRAIN, Tim MacMillar of PROTEST THE HERO, THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD’s Justin Longshore, as well as Josh Gilbert of AS I LAY DYING / WOVENWAR.

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