OneLegMan has today released their new video for the single titled ‘Steric Hindrance’ from their latest album ‘Event Horizon’ via Rockshots Records.
Stadium rock meets electronica bridged by a monster of a hook and a brilliant rage against all that is mainstream. This is the kind of song and video that shows you originality is alive and well with a marching order for reclaiming the indie music scene.
The term ‘Steric Hindrance’ is ‘the slowing of chemical reactions due to steric bulk’, i.e. keeping the atom together, as in keeping matter and life in a stable state to exist, meaning everything needed to keep you alive and to let you watch this video. Or even the video existing. I could go on, but you need to watch this. Ingest. Learn. Love.
About ‘Steric Hindrance’
Releasing their latest album “Event Horizon” on Rockshots Records in October 2022, Italian proggers OneLegMan are sharing their new music video for the track “Steric Hindrance”. The band explains in their own words:
“Steric Hindrance” is something we have never done before. We explored electronic music with a big rock chorus. Something Depeche Mode could be proud of. In science, the steric hindrance is the force that keeps the atoms within the same molecule allowing matter and life to exist. It’s a bond impossible to break. Just like the one between lovers at the end of a relationship.”
The third full-length from the trio, “Event Horizon” is OneLegMan’s most peculiar release to follow a new concept for each one of its tracks; to create a mosaic with sounds, lyrics, and graphics to show the listener the direction of their journey. The band explains in further detail:
“‘Event Horizon’ is a journey. A journey in the human intimate, sometimes in the unconscious, exploring the universe to the limit of possible knowledge and consciousness. The research for new worlds, the chaos theory, the last days of a star’s life, the direction of time, entropy, the fourth dimension that is gravity, love as an elementary form of existence, existence as a mere force of attraction, and repulsion between electrons, existence as creatures of God or as sons of physics and chemistry. All different shapes of life itself, like the music we composed: from frenzy guitar riffs to electro-rock ambient. Different musical styles that link each other through words and music.”
It is not the band’s intention to translate the works of scientists such as Greene, Rovelli, Bertone, Hawking, Jim Al-Khalili, and Primo Levi into music, but to take inspiration from their treatises, terminologies, and thoughts to build cosmic and quantum images where they search for the true human essence, perhaps where life is born.
OneLegMan was formed in 2003 in Reggio Emilia, Italy. They introduced themselves to the world with their 2007 self-produced EP. In 2011, they collaborated with Dysfunction Production, an Italian team of producers who worked with Dino Cazares (Fear Factory), Tue Madsen (Meshuggah), Logan Mader (Machine Head), and Dan Korneff (Paramore), Bjorn Strid (Soilwork) among the others to produce their debut album “The Crack”.
In 2015, they released their sophomore full-length “DO YOU REALLY THINK THIS WORLD WAS MADE FOR YOU?”. The record was a more rock-oriented, dynamic, orchestral concept album about people experiencing, living, and interpreting the theme of change through a tragedy that leaves a mark on their lives forever. It was dedicated to those affected by the earthquakes that struck the Emilia-Romagna region in Northern Italy in May 2012.
Supporting their catalogue with tours across Italy and sharing the stage with bands like HATEBREED, WOLFMOTHER, and LACUNA COIL among many others, OneLegMan entered the studio in 2019 to create their third album, “Evecatalognt Horizon” released in October 2022.