Polytheist is currently hard at work with engineer and producer master mind Mike Mallon, putting the final touches on their upcoming 3 song EP: #TheNewTestament . This will serve as the final farewell to singer Matt O’Tonic McGroarty as both parties begin to prepare for their futures. This EP will be much different than the debut EP #WhenHeroesFail as well as the band’s future direction. This will definitely be a more commercial sound, although the feel will be far different from most generic #radiometal / #radiorock out there currently. Although it will ultimately serve as a much different era in Polytheist’s discography, these 3 songs deserve their right to be heard and immortalized in a proper recorded production. Here is a quick little teaser we put up on our instagram:
The date will be announced soon as to when you can expect the EP to drop, but the plan is to first release the single #ThicketofSolitude , and yes the name does come from #Quailman from the classic Nickelodeon cartoon #Doug . This song was code named: #Unicorn over the last couple years. Since it was always thought of as a commercial song, Matt’s voice was perfect for it. The other two songs on the EP will be #WhatLiesOnChannel95 which for the longest time had been known as #SpaceyBallad, and also a newer tune #DaedalusComplex which is heavily inspired by old #KillswitchEngage
For those who follow us on social media, you probable already know that Polytheist has mutually decided to part ways from singer Matt O’Tonic McGroarty. Matt stepped in and helped us through a difficult transition, but ultimately it was not a good fit. Matt performed one last time with us in Allentown on April 13, 2019 at Sportsmen’s Cafe. This was during #SportysMetalEasterParty which also featured: Erik Olsen of Cromwell Incident doing an acoustic set, The World Without Us, and Tartarus Horde. Thanks again Matt for all that you did for us. Here are all 5 videos in their entirety beginning with the awesome recapper.
Here was our official statement on Facebook after the April 13th show:
“Now that Saturday has come and gone, we have now officially (other than the upcoming 3 song release) parted ways with our front man Matt O’Tonic McGroarty . For those not in the know, we mutually decided this was best and we wish each other well. You’ve not seen the last of Matt O’tonic, and odds are we’ll do shows in the future with his next project #HeelTurn
Matt, we thank you for helping us through a difficult transition as our long time singer Ken Brown made the difficult decision to put his music career on hold. You stepped in and did what we asked you to do and went out on top. We can’t thank you enough. Our 3 song EP #TheNewTestament will be dropping soon, probably starting with the singe #ThicketOfSolitude first. This is our final farewell gift to Matt.”
We apologize for our delayed posting to our website since the #MetalCover has been out since April 6, but better late than never! Here is our cover of the classic #REOSpeedwagon hit #KeepOnLovingYou ! The reason this cover was chosen is because it is a known truth that REO Speedwagon is a guilty pleasure of our drummer Joe Covell, so we took this on for those close to Joe to enjor and get a laugh!