Photo by: James Year
Official press release:
Iowa’s blackened punk 4-piece outfit, DRYAD, are the latest band to join Prosthetic Records roster. Featuring crusty dual vocals and relentless buzzsaw riffs, DRYAD is an anomalous combination that eludes easy classification, using elements of d-beat punk, old school death and atmospheric black metal, along with their own touch of bizarre, blackened forest filth. DRYAD commented on the signing:
“We’re beyond thrilled to join Prosthetic’s roster of revolution in the year 2019. The planet is dying. Hate is played out and predictable. Apathy isn’t enough anymore. A new age of metal is upon us, a new set of voices are being heard, and they are growing louder each day.”
Since the debut of The Black Pullet EP in early 2017, DRYAD has emerged from the basements of Iowa’s DIY scene to perform regularly with a wide variety of acts like Dawn Ray’d, Street Sects, and Drugcharge. Their second offering, The Silurian Age, was released to cassette in June of 2018, and has since been quietly gaining momentum in the underground metal scene across the globe. Inspired by the earth’s ancient glacial lakes that once covered Iowa and fossil-covered cliffs that now remain, the album deals mostly with themes of ecological and political disaster and is a timely reminder of the earth’s inevitable revolt against its most destructive creatures.
DRYAD is currently working on their first full-length album, a follow-up to The Silurian Age, which ventures further into the depths of nature’s extremities and extremophiles, creatures of fire and ice and earthly monstrosities which flourish in places completely devoid of sunlight.
Since being named one of Astral Noize’s Artists To Watch in 2019, DRYAD has released a crushing split with Acid Leather on cassette, and are about to embark upon a three-week stint across the country with Theories and Neckbeard Deathcamp, as part of their Free Speech In America Tour.
Claire – Vox, guitars, synths
Grimmtooth – Vox, guitars
Joe – Bass
Oliver – Drums