LA based groove metal artist DIVINE ERA has released the fourth track, “Defense and Choice,” off of his third full-length album, Scripture Codes Summon Suicidal Thoughts. “Defense and Choice” introduces listeners to front-man and mastermind Daisuke Wachi’s unique style of catchy groove metal with brutal screams and a long, tasteful guitar solo.
“Thematically, “Defense” battles loneliness. Struggling within the congestion of a large city, surrounded by millions of unknown people is a form of solitary confinement. Every choice in this current position only faces another dead end. All the compiling chaos, frustrating living conditions and anger felt toward other people only creates emptiness. I will not blame myself for these conditions any longer. I accept them.” – Divine Era
Track List: 1. Burn This Alley 2. Bible and Gun 3. I am You 4. Defense And Choice 5. Another Forgotten Face 6. Slow Departure 7. Hatred > Love 8. Visitors of Time 9. Justified Love 10. Failure 11. Vanity of Vanities
Hailing from the streets of Los Angeles, one man groove metal project DIVINE ERA fuses driving, groove oriented riffing with bluesy, melodic soloing courtesy of its sole member, Japanese singer/guitarist Daisuke Wachi, who over the years has played guitar alongside Kalen Chase (VIMIC) and Aaron Nordstrom (GEMINI SYNDROME) in THE CHANGING, and replaced none other than Jake E. Lee (OZZY OSBOURNE) in MANDY LION’S WWIII.
DIVINE ERA DISCOGRAPHY
2007 – The Sound of Words full length feat. drummer Pepe Clarke Magana(KYNG/ANKLA)
2007 – “The Sound of Words” single featured in million selling video game TONY HAWK’S “PROVING GROUND”
2012 – Dead End City full length feat. drummer Kyle Mayer (10 YEARS)
2014 – “Vanity of Vanities” single feat. drummer Kevin Talley(SUFFOCATION/DYING FETUS)