Today, UK’s alternative metal act Neonfly celebrates the release of their brand new album, “The Future, Tonight“, out now on German Noble Demon label. With their third full-length, the band has taken an aggressively modern sound and approach that reflects Neonfly‘s musical maturity and evolution: ten modern rock anthems, heavy yet catchy allied with hard-hitting riffs, big metal grooves and decidedly socially conscious lyrics. While “The Future, Tonight” marks a departure from the band’s more traditional metal roots, Neonfly presents us a new, addictive sound that is both musically enthralling and artistically engaging.
Neonfly, formed in 2008 as the brainchild of guitarist and composer Frederick Thunder, took the heavy music scene by storm, releasing two highly acclaimed full-length records and an unforgettable debut EP to date. The four-piece have played countless tours with acts such as Sonata Arctica, Dragonforce, Epica and Alice Cooper to name just a few, and appeared at a raft of prestigious festivals notably Download, Bloodstock and Masters Of Rock. On their upcoming third album, Neonfly shows no signs of slowing down: “The Future, Tonight” not only features 10 modern rock anthems, heavy yet catchy allied with hard-hitting riffs, big metal grooves and decidedly socially conscious lyrics, but also signposts a new musical direction and a new creative era for the band, as guitarist Frederick Thunder states: “We’ve evolved a lot since our last album, and it was extremely important for us to move forward both musically and artistically, and to create something unique and contemporary that would define Neonfly’s sound and stand out from everything else out there.”
“The Future, Tonight” was produced by Grammy award nominated producer Romesh Dodangoda (Bring Me The Horizon, Motörhead), with keyboards and orchestra arranged by Miro Rodenberg (Avantasia, Kamelot). The stunning album artwork is by Korean artist Gyeong Hwan Noh “Noma”.
In support of their new album and to celebrate the release in glorious style, Neonfly just shared a crushing, new lyric video for the song “Steal The World”, featuring a guest appearance by Heart of a Coward‘s Kaan Tasan!
Frederick Thunder about the song: “Steal the world is a track that again showcases our moves into new musical territories, pushing a much more contemporary and aggressive sound for the band with our own trademark always socially conscious lyrics.” vocalist Willy Norton comments. “We invited Kaan from Heart of a Coward to do some guest vocals on this, he’s a great friend and a fantastic singer, and his performance brings a lot of power and attitude to the track. The song is about the way everyone nowadays -from celebrities to your next door neighbour- can go online to express all sorts of false ideas, beliefs, lies, conspiracy theories, either on purpose to exploit people, or simply out of sheer ignorance. The lyrics are written from the perspective of a very cynical individual who deliberately preaches online falsehoods to wreak havoc in general, exploit the vulnerable and cause serious harm in the real world.”
The new album by Neonfly can be purchased physically on CD in a digipack as well as in a strictly limited 2LP Marble Vinyl Edition in a gatefolder. While the CD is available everywhere since today, the vinyl, which will be released on 09 July 2021, can already be pre-ordered at Amazon, Bandcamp and other selected stores.
The Future, Tonight (CD in a digipack)
The Future, Tonight (2xLP marbled vinyl edition)
“Loud, fast, lively and honest!” (Metal Hammer)
“Outstanding quality!” (Time For Metal)
“This really is top-drawer stuff!” (Sentinel Daily)
“This is how Melodic Metal should sound in 2021!” (Hardline Magazin)