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Kylesa Loves the Peaches and Metal

“It’s an important time for metal and the scene in Georgia,” says Kylesa guitarist/riff technician Laura Pleasants to Noisecreep. “We’ve got peaches and metal! What more do you want?”

While we love the taste of the state’s famous peaches, our hankering for dirty yet artfully constructed dirge metal is a little bit more potent and these Savannah sludge rockers certainly satisfy. Kylesa’s ‘Static Tensions’ hits shelves on March 17 through Prosthetic Records, and it’s a chunk of leaden metal that moves like a barge. The buzzsaw guitars on “Said and Done” aren’t too shabby, either. The band also flirts with psychedelic conventions on “Unknown Awareness,” making for an unpredictable yet feisty fourth record from these below the Mason-Dixon line talents.

Kylesa will head out on tour in support of the release alongside their fellow statesmen in Mastodon in what promises to be repeated evenings of alpha metal goodness. Pleasants admits she is “happy to showcase the songs and share the stage with Mastodon” beginning next month, as well. Know what we’re happy about? That a co-ed metal band such as Kylesa keeps it heavy as f*ck and has a girl holding her own in a boy’s world.

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