The Abyss

Label: Self-Released
Release Date: 16-7-2021
Genre: Heavy Metal
For fans of: Metallica, Korn, Alter Bridge, Avenged Sevenfold and Tremonti.

About Album

The new Jason Payne & The Black Leather Riders’s Ep will be released on July 16th.

“The Abyss” is about death, obscurity, and the “nothing”. It talks of things like trying to reach the void, feeling confused and betrayed, and about a person that’s losing his essence. Without a consciousness, and with no purpose in our lives, we’re just a bunch of roamers taking a road to the abyss, and that leads us to the dark and lashes us to insignificant beings floating in “the nothing”.

“When I was writing this EP, I got affected by the outside world. It’s a dark period that we’re living. I caught the essence and the feelings that this time put me through and made a whole EP about existentialism and nihilism. This period made me question who am I, what’s my purpose, what have I done with my life, and what if this all ends now? Would it matter? Do we matter? Does life matter? Of course, it does! In my opinion, there’s no point in doing anything or living if this doesn’t matter. However, when I wrote this EP, I don’t give you the bright side of the story.”

Jason Payne (Vocals, lead guitar)
Marta Pereira (rhythm guitar)
Jane Hyde (bass)
Tiago Ferreira (drums, percussion)

Recorded at Metropolis Studios.
Mixed by Alex Robinson (Bullet From My Valentine.
Mastered by Andrew Hippy Baldwin (Oasis, Faith No More).