The story of “Awaken” officially began in late 2010, heralding the arrival of Nostics’ unique sound on the Australian music scene. Born from a desire of guitarist Apache to create hard organic sounds with provocative lyrical content, close friend and lead guitarist Pilot was summoned and the ground themes were recorded. Now the search was on for the singer that would interpret the raw instrumentals and compliment them with a lyrical and melodic soundscape. A chance meeting on a Melbourne music video shoot between Apache and lead singer Chase and a merging of ideas ultimately let to a creative musical collaboration.
Drummer, Fox (of Lady Strangelove) and Bassist, El Pat (of Ice On Mercury) were invited as guest artists in prerecording sessions in an atmospheric 1800’s mansion on the coast of South Australia. What began as a musical experiment turned into an all-out intensive writing and recording session over 10 days, breathing life into 10 tracks which evolved into the base for Nostics’ debut LP. With greatly varied influences from the likes of Faith No More, The Doors, Linkin Park, Rage Against The Machine, System Of A Down, Pearl Jam, Incubus, Tool, and more, there were plenty of ideas flying around that set the stage for the album “Awaken” to come to be.
2011 saw the current band lineup coming together: Chase (lead vocals), Apache (guitar), Pilot (lead guitar), Sandro (drums), and El Pat (bass). A creative medley of five individuals born in five different countries now sees the Nostics lineup completed. This year also brought a massive amount of pre recording and travel interstate to bring all the guys together to fine tune the music before hitting the studio. That time eventually came and they spent just over 5 weeks straight at Studio 52 in Melbourne recording the 14 tracks that have become “Awaken“.
2012 launches their debut LP after much anticipation and with tracks already sourced for various media, ripples have caused disturbance in the water!
This is just the beginning for Nostics, their debut video, Creature, by cinematographer Nima Nabilirad is out now and receiving screening on music programs nationwide. The single is available now through Bandcamp and iTunes.
The bands gig schedule has amped up and they are headlining numerous nights and events on the local circuit with word spreading and interest coming from interstate and internationally. The guys are already back in the studio working on some epic new tracks with a serious resonance of some true legends, yet permeating a unique palette. Momentum has taken hold, we invite you to open your mind and your ears, kick back and be swept up with the Nostics ride.
released 19 June 2012
All songs written and produced by Nostics © 2012
Lyrics and more at www.nosticsband.com
Chase <> Lead Vocals
Apache <> Guitars, Synth, Vocals
Pilot <> Lead Guitar, Bass, Keys, Double Bass
Sandro <> Drums
Elpat <> Bass
Simmo <> Bass
Fox Faehrmann <> Pre production drums
Vish Vadivelu <> Production drums
Mary Catanchin <> “Galileo” Guest Vocals
Trevor Carter <> Strings on “Take A Chance Revamped”
Band Photo by Nima Nabili Rad
Album Artwork and Art Design by Ed Lopez
“Creature” Music Video Directed and Produced by
Nima Nabili Rad & Daniel Principe
Cast of “Creature” Music Video <> Jenny Findlay
All recordings © Nostics 2012
Recorded at Studio 52, Melbourne, Australia
Produced by Nostics, Engineered and Mixed by Michael Robson, Mastered by Trevor Carter at Studio 52
All rights reserved, unauthorized duplication is a
violation of applicable laws.