Russian metal band Seversun was formed in Moscow way back in 2015, reuniting ex-members of a college act around the guitar duo of Shamil Usarov and Max Krasilnikov. Debut album New World Chaos was recorded after a string of local live shows and released independently in 2017. Songs like Kosmo and Just Low have showcased Seversun’s style as a mixture of groove metal, thrash and melodic death with certain progressive elements in tracks like 9-minute epic Consequence and a partly ballad Awhile.
New World Chaos gained positive reviews and the band started to build its fanbase worldwide through social media, reaching USA, Canada, Australia, Europe, Brazil and even South Africa with extensive merch sales online. The biggest growth was seen at Instagram, with over 50000 followers and a verification badge. Following the debut’s success, instrumental track Resonance Cascade got featured in a popular video game Breathedge.
On the march forward Seversun have reinforced the lineup with a new singer and drummer in order to make real improvements on the next album. Arsen Abdullaev have brought a wide variety of clean vocals, from soaring driven highs to thick moody lows, while Eugene Mazur laid the drumming foundation with all kinds of beats ranging from fierce blasts and double bass runs to swinging jazz and latino rolls.
The first glimpse of new music came out in late 2020 with the new single and music video Gunpowder Suite, which reached over 70000 views on YouTube and was featured on MetalSucks and MetalInjection.
It leads to the March 5th release of Seversun’s second album Headlong Through Blood, self-produced and self-released again to highlight the band’s urge to move in all directions at once, making extreme bits even more brutal, rich melodies even more beautiful, complex arrangements even more elaborate. As of 2021, Seversun is fully armed to shoot new videos of all kinds, surprise fans with new ideas and go on tour immediately as long as the pandemic allows to.