Cog, Karnivool, Porcupine Tree, Gojira, Tool, Deftones
Vocals : Markus Saastamoinen Guitar : Pete Borzeta Guitar : Ross Niven Bass : Matt Manders Drums : Lorne Lippiatt
Cog, Karnivool, Gojira, Steven Wilson, Dead Can Dance, Sepultura
Cirrus Crown, a weather phenomenon associated with thunderstorms, is a metaphor that perfectly encapsulates the band’s energetic, dynamic, heavy and ambient music. The Melbourne-based Progressive Heavy Rock band’s sound “is hard to pin down to any particular influence,” however, there are evident shades of Porcupine Tree, Karnivool, Gojira, Dead Letter Circus and Cog.
Their songs “utilise dynamics and ambience to provide contrast to the pulsating heaviness” and takes the listener on a “highly dynamic ride”. The band’s lineup features “gig-hardened players and performers”; vocalist Markus Saastamoinen (Degrees of Separation), guitarists Pete Borzeta (Acolyte, Fading Hour) and Ross Niven (Fear is a Liar), bassist Matt Manders (Orsome Welles) and drummer Lorne Lippiatt (Alpha Remedy).
Cirrus Crown exploded onto the scene to a sold out full-capacity room and quickly became known for their “powerful performances,” “immense energy” and “taking the audience on a journey filled with charging, high-energy intensity.” Less than 12 months later, their recently released highly anticipated debut single and video for The Hardest Truth were met with huge praise from peers and fans alike. Their follow up single Passive is due for release in mid-2020.