Supergroup EYE AM, featuring members of TYPE O NEGATIVE and CROWBAR, have released their second single “Cryptomnesia”
Pioneering a nostalgic powerhouse classic rock feel with a modern edge, EYE AM releases their new single, “CRYPTOMNESIA” following the buzz of their first release in June. The track will be released exclusively by Corpse Paint Records and can be found below.
EYE AM is made up of CROWBAR vocalist and guitarist Kirk Windstein, guitarist/vocalist Kenny Hickey, drummer/vocalist Johnny Kelly, both of TYPE O NEGATIVE and SILVERTOMB, and former DOWN/CROWBAR bassist Todd Strange.
Showcasing a unique combo of low-and-slow metal with bolstering vocals, the group utilizes the unique strengths of its members, along with a heavy emphasis on spontaneity and intuition.
This was the groups’ second time coming together since their gathering at MoatHouse Studios in Gainesville Florida to record their debut single, “Dreams Always Die With The Sun.”
With a soft, acoustic intro jolting into heavy-hitting guitar riffs and face-melting vocals, “CRYPTOMNESIA” feels like a total slap in the face in the best possible way. The song centers around the mantra, “And into your arms, I commend my life. And after your death, I take back what’s mine.” It is a perfect embodiment of what makes EYE AM truly spectacular – their ability to combine familiar tones with new, innovative ways to express their love of rock and roll and metal.
“CRYPTOMNESIA is the foundation to the house we are building” – Andrew Spaulding, founder, Corpse Paint Records
“I think we’re finding our sound as we go. And this is sounding more like EYE AM.” – Todd Strange
“The creative part is the fun part, that’s been the fun part. It’s become the song, to me, that identifies EYE AM. We’re still finding ourselves, and it seems like this is where we are meant to be.”- Johnny Kelly
“We wanted to give more of an unpolished feel…we all grew up on 70s music, so we wanted them to sound more analog, we wanted to sound more like that era.” –Vinny Labella, co-producer
“I really think Cryptomnesia is a perfect example of a new Band finding it’s own style and sound. I love Dreams Always Die With The Sun, but we had a lot more time putting together Cryptomnesia, and the end result is awesome!!! The song is very hypnotic to me. I never get tired of hearing it, and that’s a great thing!!!” – Kirk Windstein
“I feel that Cryptomnesia is ambitious and really widens the pallet for EYE AM moving forward. It wasn’t designed with that in mind it just sort of grew from a central riff like any other song, but then just spread outward-eventually incorporating acoustic guitars, multiple lead guitar breaks and key changes.
“I think it came out quite powerful and we’re really proud of it. Now we’ve seem to have set a pretty high standard for ourselves and I feel like we’re going to have to not just maintain it but keep pushing the envelope to see where it leads us. Discovering new sounds and taking risks go hand in hand. Sometimes it works and sometimes it hits the wall but it’s always more interesting than taking the obvious route. – Kenny Hickey
Hickey adds, “I don’t want our music to be one dimensional. I don’t want it to be just dark and doomy or always heavy I want it to be both light and dark and dynamic and I think Cryptomnesia really captures all of that. I really love the way it moves freely between opposing movements of heavy guitars and sudden melodic key changes and even acoustic segments. It’s a moody song and it goes a lot of places in the 5 minutes or so it takes to play out. It feels more like a trip than a song to me. I don’t get tired of listening to it.”
Brought together by mutual friend and record label owner Andrew Spaulding of Corpse Paint Records, the band use their own respective experiences in the industry to create hit power rock ballads, such as “Dreams Always Die With The Sun,” which has gained over 100,000 listens since its release – and now are set to release their new track, “CRYPTOMNESIA.” With influences like BLACK SABBATH and THE BEATLES, their upcoming album promises to deliver guitar-driven rock with a melodic ballad at its core – bringing audiences back for more.