The Offering is now streaming “Flower Children,” – a controversial anthem for the youth, packed with pun-infused tongue-in-cheek lyrics. The song is off of the band’s forthcoming full-length album, “Seeing The Elephant,” which is set for release on November 4.
The Offering comments: “‘Flower Children’ is a declaration of distrust and loathing for an entire generation of sociopathic narcissists. Art, literature, the economy, politics, and American cultural war issues – all resolved with the emergence to power of a new generation. Inspired by Bruce Cannon Gibney’s ‘A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America’, ‘Flower Children’ echoes his thesis – condemning the mentally defunct characteristics of an aging generation, and the irrationality of its longevity in power. Undeniably, the systemic operation of the country would be better off without their rusting grip. I hope this song offends their delicate sensibilities. And if it does…Good riddance!”
With “Seeing The Elephant,” The Offering have woven together a record as rich, adventurous and heartfelt as anything you’re bound to hear anytime soon. Conceived during the chaos of the 2020 protests and the ensuing warzone of cultural upheaval, “Seeing The Elephant” is a challenging (and ultimately rewarding) record for extreme times.
“Even on my most wonderful days, I can find myself feeling strangled by my own expectations and find myself disappointed in little facets of the world, in everyone, and everything,” states Alex Richichi (vocals). “I have found life is made up of ‘Tiny Disappointments’, where overcoming and coping with these ultimately becomes the hardest thing we do every day. This song addresses those feelings of drowning, which I believe is universal in the human experience – albeit on different scales.”
Nishad George (guitar) adds, “During the writing process for ‘Seeing the Elephant’, my dad’s cancer diagnosis had gotten much worse, and I had felt this pressure knowing this would be my last album that he could listen to. Living up to my own expectations for making that special was strenuous. I eventually stumbled upon the opening chord to ‘Tiny Disappointments’, and I just let go – I blinked and 12 hours of euphoria later, the song was complete. It was a massive turning point in the writing process for the album. Less than a month before he passed away, my dad finally got to listen to the album, and singled out this song as the best we’ve ever done. I couldn’t agree more.”
Vocalist Alex Richichi and guitarist Nishad George construct a new framework from past work with the help of mixer Zach Weeks (Kvelertak, The Armed) at the Salem, Massachusetts’ renowned God City Studios, proving The Offering as a band that not only challenges the norm but one that will refine and redefine them.
In the past, the foursome have warmed crowds for diverse acts such as Primal Fear, Rhapsody of Fire, Prong, Genitorturers, 36 Crazyfists, and have been a fan-favorite at the main stage of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival. Right before the release of Home they played European festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Fezen Festival and Gefle Metal Festival.
“Seeing the Elephant” will be available in the following formats:
- 300x transp. red LP available at CM Distro Wholesale EU and cmdistro.de
- Black LP
- Standard CD Jewelcase
- Digital album
Pre-order the album HERE.