Combining infectious post-hardcore anthems, heavy metal riffs, and electronic beats with rock/rap vocals, CONCRETE DREAM’s debut single “Pit Trap,” featuring guest vocals from fellow rap-rocker HYRO THE HERO, premieres today only on OUTBURN.COM.
CONCRETE DREAM has self-defined their one-of-a-kind sound as “trap metal,” and “Pit Trap” marks the first new music from the New Jersey based quartet’s self-titled debut full-length album due June 28 via E-Train Records.
HYRO THE HERO says, “Concrete Dream asked me to spit a verse on ‘Pit Trap’ and when I heard it, I went crazy. It’s the perfect mix of trap and metal. This song should be the soundtrack to any turn up.”
“‘Pit Trap’ is a song dedicated to those struggling, fighting and finding their own unique way through life, aka the ‘pit,’” shares bassist/vocalist Alejandro Mena.
Vocalist Jeremiah Mayhem further adds, “Some people are born into the struggle and some people are born in the struggle, and a product of a bad environment, and that’s our character, Tony. While the pit is his escape, it’s also his downfall. He’s constantly causing trouble–it’s his retaliation with anger for what life caused him.”
CONCRETE DREAM’s upcoming release was recorded, mixed, and produced by Ricky Armellino (Ice Nine Kills, This or The Apocalypse) at Think Loud Studios in York, PA. Armellino, who also worked with the band on their 2018 EP Relationshit, shared what it was like working with the band, saying, “(Jeremiah) Mayhem and all of Concrete Dream actually walked into the studio with the goal of telling stories. I love that. They have so much enthusiasm and energy and I got to be there to help put a few exclamation points on what they were doing. I love working with these guys, they believe in themselves and it’s super infectious.”
Formed from members of varied cultural and musical backgrounds, CONCRETE DREAM brings forth a narrative of today’s culture and the struggles of life that are equal parts mercy and power. Their live performance draws attention to these concepts with its raw intensity and passion that’s accessible to audiences big and small. Having performed with acts including Asking Alexandria, Iseestars, CKY, Tetrach and Leeway, they will next be seen at Diablo Fest Pre-Bowl Party in Brooklyn on May 17 with M.O.P. before heading to joining P.O.D. alongside comrade Hyro The Hero for a few shows.
5/17 Brooklyn, NY – Diablo Fest @ Brooklyn Bazaar (with M.O.P.)
5/19 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater #
5/21 Sayreivlle, NJ – Starland Ballroom #
5/29 Jersey City, NJ – Pet Shop JC
6/21 Jersey City, NJ – FM Bar (with Red Hymns)
# with P.O.D., Hyro The Hero, Nonpoint & Islander