Italy’s Southern Metal act JENA has inked a worldwide deal with Argonauta Records, who will release the band’s sophomore studio album during 2021. Following their 2015 debut, Womandile, which gained the power four-piece much praise from both fans and critics alike, JENA went through many ups and downs, from frenetically acclaimed live appearances to personal issues and line- up changes. 2018 seen them rise from the ashes, and their upcoming, new album, entitled Graboid, will not only mark a rebirth of their sound but their awaited return to the heavy music scene, stronger than ever!
The new sound of the band is evident, reflecting a strong bond of a new line- up: Powerful, decisive and never trivial. Influenced by the Southern Metal scene in the likes of DOWN or PANTERA, JENA combine the heaviness of razor- sharp metal riffage, vibrant sludge grooves, an addictive dose of the stoner and blues, and this powerful voice of frontman Guido Richini.
“After quite some time and looking forward to get back on the road, we are proud and excited to announce our collaboration with Argonauta Records for the release of our next album,” the band comments. “Joining the label’s eclectic roster of many important underground bands is a source of extreme pride for us!”
Graboid may symbolize the fierce return of an once almost dead band, but one can be sure, JENA returned to stay and their new album, to be released this year with Argonauta Records, will shake grounds. Watch out for many more details and first songs to follow soon!