Gold Coast alternative/rock outfit Mass Sky Raid formed in 2011, releasing their debut EP ‘Courage Under Fire’ mid 2013, securing physical distribution to Australian retailers via MGM. Off the back of receiving strong media reviews – including a 4.5 out of 5 star rating in rock bible Blunt Magazine – Mass Sky Raid secured support slots with high profile Australian bands including Dead Letter Circus and Twelve Foot Ninja as well as UK exports I Am Giant.
Several tracks from the EP as well as follow-up standalone singles “Oceans” and “Enemy” received airplay on rock radio shows around Australia including Triple M, 4ZZZ and 2FBi, in addition to over 40 stations in the US, Asia, South America and Europe, including BBC1 & BBC6 in London.
Mass Sky Raid have done all their recording to date at Loose Stones Studios alongside owner/producer/mix engineer Matt Bartlem (Matt Corby & The Getaway Plan), with both ARIA award-winning producer and Loose Stones native Forrester Savell (Karnivool, Shihad & Birds of Tokyo) and producer J.R. McNeely (Underoath & Paramore) weighing in on mixing duties. Mastering has been balanced over time between Sterling Sound’s Grammy Award winning heavyweights, Tom Coyne and Ted Jensen.
Mass Sky Raid announced their highly anticipated follow-up single “Oceans” in August 2014 to an exceedingly warm public and industry reception, with Dead Letter Circus frontman Kim Benzie describing it as “… one of the catchiest heavy rock songs I have heard in ages ….” Celebrated by a successful east coast Australian tour later that year, Mass Sky Raid ran the eastern shores again in March 2015 with their sprawling sophomore standalone single “Enemy” before returning to the studio to finish tracking their debut full-length release. Their latest offering “Closer” serves as a taste of what fans and critics alike can expect, with a string of dates to follow.