- Jason Hesley
Crest drop video for "Aloha"
Crest is a Hawaiicore band, founded in 2015 in Turku, Finland.
Through the years the lineup has seen a few changes and though the concept had already been thought out, the band has now evolved to its final brand - bringing the chill Hawaii-mentality to the modern metal scene. The band's lineup was finalized when the current vocalist joined the band in 2019, and thus the journey could finally and officially begin.
Prior to fully bringing the Hawaiicore-theme to life, the band released an EP, “Backbone” in 2016. Dropping a few singles along the way like “Nevermore” (2018), “Veil of Sanity” and “Tartaros” in 2020.
In the fall of 2022, after two years of hard work and dedication, the newest EP which carries the name “Riptide” is finally presented. With its high technicality combined with mellow and harsh tunes, but above all its well thought out entirety, the EP brought a fresh breeze to the scene.
After a break from any liveshows, the band is finally ready to hit the stages and introduce it's Hawaiicore - spectacle that you surely don't want to miss. Riptide EP is released on November 18th 2022 via Inverse Records. Riptide Pre-order: https://crest-hawaiicore.bandcamp.com/album/riptide