Melbourne Aggressors RUN Debut Menacing New Track, "Winter" From Second EP, 'True Heaviness Is Time'

Melbourne Aggressors RUN Debut Menacing New Track, "Winter" From Second EP, 'True Heaviness Is Time'

- By Ramon Gonzales

The release features guest assists from Joel Birch of The Amity Affliction, John Floreani of Trophy Eyes and Sophie Jest of R.U.B. on the latest single. 

Spearheaded by Lochlan Watt, host of Australia's only national metal show in Triple J's The Racket, blackened post-hardcore outfit RUN have released their dominant second EP, ominously titled, True Heaviness Is Time

Bookending a succession of singles including "Spring" featuring The Amity Affliction’s Joel Birch, "Autumn" and "Summer" featuring John Floreani from Trophy Eyes, the arrival of EP emphatically punctuates the modern era of RUN, while underscoring the resilience in the face of adversity emphasized by the release of this triumphant EP. 

True Heaviness Is Time follows a turbulent stretch of time for RUN that saw the band endure through the uncertainty of the pandemic, several personnel changes and frontman/band architect Lochlan Watt's life-altering battle with brain cancer. 

2023 would signal the start of the band's current wave of momentum, finding focus in the least likely of circumstances. While Watt was recovering from his second brain surgery, the current line-up of RUN would emerge with the anthemic single, "Everyone's Cancelled, Everything's Cancer" - a track that would herald an important second chance to make a first impression. 

In 2024, Watt along with the current configuration of RUN would begin their succession of seasonally themed tracks, combining elements of post hardcore, contemporary black metal and pangs of 2000s-era metalcore in a way that was equally heavy and sophisticated. 

Completing the fourth installment of the seasonal cycle, "Winter" features Sophie Jest of R.U.B. and again asserts a strong pedigree of modern era black metal, while indulging the big breaks and tempo dynamics of metalcore's heyday. 



The self-produced effort was helmed by RUN's very own guitarist Lewis Noke-Edwards and features the otherworldly sci-fi inspired art of Patrick Galvin (Parkway Drive, Northlane). 

The surprise release of True Heaviness Is Time follows RUN's recent supporting stretch with Svalbard, which touched down in key markets throughout Australia. Additionally, RUN have confirmed a set of headlining dates in support of TITH which begins with a hometown kickoff in Melbourne on July 6th. A complete list of confirmed dates can be found below. 

The sophomore EP from RUN, True Heaviness Is Time is now available. Get the EP - HERE

True Heaviness Is Time Launch Shows

Saturday July 6 - The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne

Saturday July 13 - A Cold Day In BNE - The Triffid, Brisbane

Saturday August 3 - Southern Death Festival - Lion Arts, Adelaide

Friday August 30 - Crowbar, Sydney

Saturday August 31 - Dicey Riley's, Wollongong


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