Cleveland doomgaze band Hiram-Maxim are back with a new record, Colder, out everywhere April 7 via Aqualamb Records. You can check out “Alpha,” the first otherworldly offering from their forthcoming release, right here. The single officially drops February 10.
Track Premiere: Hiram-Maxim – ‘Alpha’
This album features a few subtle difference from their past work. Original member Lisa Miralia leftin 2021 and was replaced by multi-instrumentalist Balmer of Cleveland’s Pleasure Boy. With Balmer in the fold, Hiram-Maxim began writing and recording the songs that would become its 2023 release, Colder. While still unapologetic champions of noise and doom, the band’s goal for Colder was to lean into their industrial influences.
Fred Gunn of the band says, “When Balmer built the patch on their synth, they had named it ‘Alpha’ I used that title as a theme for the lyrics and kept it as the title for the song.”
Colder was recorded at BCStudio in Brooklyn, NY, by Martin Bisi (Swans, Sonic Youth, Unsane) with further recording by Panza in his own Cleveland studio Dark Current.The album was mixed by Bisi andmastered by Brad Boatright (Audiosiege) in Portland, OR.