As with their 2014 debut it quickly received critical acclaim. The band have been featured on No Clean Singing, Six Noises, Under The Radar, Off The Tracks and more.
They have wasted no time since having released a video for their track ‘Dark Matter’, completed pre-production for their third full-length, and playing shows around NZ including supporting overseas visitors Alcest and Pallbearer.
Guitarist/pedal dancer Paul McCallum-Stewart and drummer Ian Moir combine talents to create “a dynamic duo of guitar and drums whose immersive, genre-defying sound contains aspects of experimental rock, metal, prog, doom, ambience & drone.” That’s what they said over on their Bandcamp anyway.
Until this release the band’s artwork had been done in-house by drummer Ian Moir, but for Unearthing they enlisted local legend Nick Keller to paint something special. The cover art is part of a storyline that unfolds across the rest of the artwork.
“Into Orbit’s instrumental songwriting savvy and meticulous musicianship is on display throughout Unearthing… A highly recommended listen for fans of challenging instrumental metal music.” – Dave Guzda (Echoes and Dust)
“Plenty of instrumental bands can construct complex musical suites. But it takes a greater level of songwriting acumen to make that music dramatic and soul-stirring like Into Orbit do.” – Craig Hayes (No Clean Singing)
“Into Orbit are one of the better examples of instrumental post-metal/rock out there at the moment, and Unearthing is a joy to experience.” – (Wonderbox Metal)