Texan angular black-‘n’-rollers Death Motif have revealed a taste of the chaos on their upcoming second EP The Water, due for release on 9th September. 

Death Motif


The track comes smack in the middle of the EP, an eerie atmosphere driving the relentless drumming and atonal riff patterns. Guitarist Andy Bonney elaborates on the diversity of the track: “We come from all different backgrounds and are a series of different ages, so we take special care to incorporate as many elements of our differing tastes as possible.” Speaking on the lyrics, Bonney adds, “’His and Hers’ is based loosely/inspired by the murder of a high school friend of mine that happened last year.


The song is streaming over at MetalUnderground here:


Death Motif are a dirty black ‘n’ roll band from Austin, Texas, who formed in the tail end of 2012 with Ryan Chamberlain from Lions Of Tsavo, who recorded and mixed their début EP. Since then they’ve been on a steady rise through the scene, playing shows with Primitive Man and an upcoming show with Today Is The Day and Abigail Williams. Their second EP, The Water, is just around the corner, recorded at Studio 57 and with Paul White of The Fathom Tree at the mixing helm, and Donner Maldonado engineering it. Things are looking bright for Death Motif, despite the murky half-light in which their music revels.


Death Motif are: 
Andy Bonney, guitar and vocals
Donner Maldonado, bass and vocals
Nikos Riekstins, drums


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Catch a performance of Death Motif here on YouTube:


The Water EP releases on 9th September.