Portland heavy metal/goth act IDLE HANDS is premiering their debut album Mana exclusively on Stereogum ahead of its May 10 release date via Eisenwald.
Listen to the band's dark and stylish LP in its entirety here: https://www.stereogum.com/2043077/stream-idle-hands-mana/music/album-stream/
IDLE HANDS recently announced the addition of guitarist Cory Boyd (ex-Spellcaster) to the line-up, making the group a quintet. The band is currently on an extensive European tour, gallivanting across multiple countries, which included an appearance at Keep It True Festival 2019 with Candlemass, Satan and a ton of others.
Entering the studio only four months after the release of Don't Waste Your Time, the heavy upstarts quickly went to work crafting their first full-length record. Mana
conjures an emotive 40-minute ride into the realms of traditional heavy metal, new wave and goth rock, while continuing to solidify the band's unique brand of heavy music.
The album was recorded by Gabe Johnston and Zack Ohren (Machine Head), mixed by Johnston and Gabriel Franco, and mastered by the illustrious Brad Boatright (Yob, Corrosion of Conformity). Adam Burke painted the stellar cover art.