Alternative Metal Project International Furlough Release “Haven”
Denver-based Alternative Metal Solo Project International Furlough have announced the release of a hard-hitting, 90’s influenced new single “Haven”. The new single is characterized by heavy lyrical themes, snarling melodic vocals, relentless, de-tuned guitar riffage and pummeling, groove-heavy beats. International Furlough is the musical alias and voice box of multi-instrumentalist and cathartic lyricist Ian Luddy, who enlisted the support of Ryan Elwood on drums for this recording. “Haven” follows up the project’s previous singles “Down on the Pharm” and “Blind in One Eye”, which were released earlier this year. On “Haven”, Ian continues his droning vocal snarl over intense electric riffage and hammering rhythms.
Uncensored and holding back nothing, International Furlough is content making an unholy racket to exorcise his inner discontent. Fans of alternative metal and heavy rock artists such as CKY, Helmet, Tool and early Smashing Pumpkins should enjoy this hard-edged new release. A new album is currently in the works.
Artist Name: International Furlough
Location: Denver, CO
Release Title: Haven
Release Date: 3/25/2023
Musician Names/Instruments: Ian Luddy – bass, guitar, vocals; Ryan Elwood (Session) – drums
Producer Name(s): Jeff Kanan
Similar/RIYL: CKY, Helmet, Tool
Genre(s): Alternative Metal
International Furlough is a solo Alternative Metal passion project started in 2017 by Ian Luddy. After a few years of surgical setbacks and pharmacological challenges, the project finally came to fruition in early 2023 with 9 songs total. A second album is currently in the works. Guitar/bass/vocals – Ian Luddy, Drums (session) – Ryan Elwood, Producer – Jeff Kanan with The Keep Recording.