The Test Drive: Strains - Redefine[d]Strains are a brand new modern metal / hardcore act hailing from Opglabbeek, Belgium. Although the group consists of really young members (most of them born in 1993), they’ve already toured Europe multiple times with their previous band, delivering crushing performances on stages all over the continent as support for bands such as While She Sleeps, Heaven Shall Burn and Stick To Your Guns.

They’ve now decided to renew their image and start a new project with the same members, calling themselves Strains. The band released their first single “Infinite” together with a music video in December 2014, which reached thousands of views in only a matter of weeks. Their debut EP Redefine[d] is set to be released through American label Famined Records. The album tells the personal story of an accident vocalist Maarten had in 2007, expressing pain, struggle, hope, and insecurity.