Chester Doom step up in their new single and video Not Far Behind — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Powerhouse vocalist Josh Best, the frontman of the Atlantic Canadian rockers, wrote Not Far Behind in the spring of 2022 while recovering from Covid-19 and being bombarded with news of the then-recent invasion of Ukraine. He was inspired both by the resiliency of the Ukrainian people and more generally by what the world had gone through in the previous two years with the global pandemic:
“Step over the bodies
Dear please close your eyes, yeah
I swear that I’m not far behind
I’m not far behind.”
The idea that no matter how dark things get, we are never truly alone resonates with Chester Doom, and the epic anthem Not Far Behind — a preview of their upcoming album Crows Go Home, due this summer — is the rocking result.
Chester Doom are lifelong musicians are on a mission to prove that rock ’n’ roll is alive and kicking harder than ever. Their sound fuses classic rock attitude and Southern rock soul, and draws inspiration from the classic rock gods like Led Zeppelin, Rush, Guns N’ Roses and Lynyrd Skynyrd, as well as modern icons like Tool and Linkin Park.
Hailing from the rocky shores of Atlantic Canada, the band is fronted by Best, who can switch effortlessly between soulful ballads and face-melting anthems and has been hailed as one of Canada’s most promising rock vocalists, drawing comparisons to Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington. He’s backed by the riff-tastic duo of rhythm guitarist Patrick Blackie and lead guitarist Kellan Menhennett, who never fail to get the crowd jumping. Keyboardist Dave Mackenzie adds an extra layer of sonic texture, while the rhythm section of brothers Glenn Arseneau on bass and Peter Arseneau on drums keep the beat pounding.