With the launch of their first full length album Faction now less than two weeks away, Chasing Dragons have unleashed a second taste of what will come from the album with a brand new single.
The single is called Parasite, and follows on from the huge success of Faction’s first single Like Gravity. What is Parasite all about?
Here’s Chasing Dragons leading lady Tank to reveal all….
“Parasite” is about that hook that you can’t quite remove. Everyone’s got one; a thing, an addiction, an obsession, maybe even someone.. It’s about trying to run from it and realising you can’t quite get away. So you turn on it, do anything you can to “cast it out” because you’ve finally had enough. We tried to capture this feel in the frenetic riffery that opens the track, right through to the (almost irritatingly!) catchy upbeat verses that stick with you and the hooky chorus that pulls you in. You’ve got a parasite in you and you can’t get it out!”
With the explanation behind the song out in the open, all that is left to do is take in the song itself, along with the accompanying lyric video.
You can do so below!
With that said, the band are delighted to present the full tracklisting for Faction. The album includes nine brand new songs (including the hit single Like Gravity) along with re-recorded versions of the three tracks from the Faction: Prologue EP (Whitehorse, Devil In Her Eyes and Bareknuckle Lover). The artwork for Faction was created by none other than the band’s own frontwoman Tank, putting her skills as an accomplished tattoo artist to good use in a brand new way. Both the tracklist and the artwork can be seen below:
2. How The World Went Black
4. Like Gravity
5. Bareknuckle Lover
6. For Kingdom For Glory
7. This Time Is Ours
8. Devil In Her Eyes
9. The Connection
10. I’m No Devil (I’m Just A Girl)
12. We Are The Wall
Chasing Dragons recently announced details of a substantial run of shows in support of their new album. Kicking off on the 2nd of November in Manchester, the Faction tour will see Chasing Dragons play eight dates across the length of England, including an appearance at the Croydon Rocks festival on the 3rd and concluding with a hometown show at Black Mass in Wakefield on the 10th.
Liverpool natives Novacrow will join Chasing Dragons as main support on four of the dates, while a selection of other bands including Ward XVI and Soul Desire can be found on other shows. The full rundown of the tour is as follows:
Chasing Dragons November 2018 Faction Headline Tour
2nd – Manchester – Satan’s Hollow – support Ward XVI, Soul Desire, Fear Me December
3rd – Croydon – Croydon Rocks Fest
4th – Southampton – Joiners – support Novacrow + TBC
6th – Norwich – Brickmakers – support The Killing Culture + TBC
7th – Birmingham – Hammer & Anvil – support Novacrow + TBC
8th – Nuneaton – Queens Hall – support Novacrow + Simai + Fleer
9th – Stamford – Mama Liz’s – support Synthetic + Black Hawk Down
10th – Wakefield – Black Mass – support Novacrow + The Sourheads + Seas Of Scarlet
Ticket information for all the shows can be found via the Chasing Dragons Facebook page.
This is in addition to the aforementioned Faction album launch show on the 6th of October at The Lounge in Camden Town, London (please note the venue change for this show, was originally The Islington).
Anyone who had tickets for the original launch show, these have now been refunded. To purchase tickets for the newly re-arranged show at The Lounge, you can buy them right here at just £6.
As mentioned previously The first single from Faction, the riff filled Like Gravity, has enjoyed huge success on UK radio since its launch a few weeks ago. If you are yet to experience it, or even if you have and you would just like to enjoy it again, you can check the video for Like Gravity out below:
Chasing Dragons will release their very first full length album, Faction, on the 5th of October. This follows an enormously successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year where the Hunters (as the Chasing Dragons fans are known) from across the UK and beyond helped the band to reach over 200% of their original target. Faction will be the first new release to surface from Chasing Dragons since their 2016 EP Faction:Prologue. Pre-orders for Faction are now available at the following link – Pre-order Faction Now!
The band are absolutely delighted to finally be able to spread the word of their new album. Here’s frontwoman Tank’s thoughts about the upcoming release:
“We can barely contain our excitement for this next chapter of our band! ‘Faction’ is finally here.. after three years in the making and a lot of hard work, we’re finally ready to share it with the world and we can’t wait.”
Since the release of their previous EP, Chasing Dragons have been heavily active in the UK live music scene, playing shows and tours with the likes of Stone Broken, The Qemists, Skid Row, SikTh, InMe, Diamond Head, Aaron Buchanan and The Cult Classics, Courage My Love, Skarlett Riot, Theia and lots more.
They’ve also hit the stage at a number of festivals including Bloodstock, Hard Rock Hell and several of their spinoff festivals like HRH Sleaze and HRH AOR, SOS, Rockmantic and most recently Amplified Festival. The world of Chasing Dragons is going to be an enormously exciting place to be in the next few months, and this is one band you will not want to take your eyes and ears off. Big things are coming, just watch this space.
Chasing Dragons are:
Tank – Vocals
Murf – Bass / Vocals
Adam – Guitar / Vocals
Katie – Drums