Connecticut-based metal band The Shape returns with their first new song since the Deluxe Edition of The Impurity (...Of Gods, Monsters, Heroes, and Villains) released in 2019 – Doctor Plague. Written and recorded by Brian Almeida and Chris Carlino, Doctor Plague has been in the works for 12 years. The track is the first release of a set of singles leading up to the band’s next full-length project, The Age of Doom and Fear, releasing later this year. Doctor Plague is now available on all streaming platforms and it was accompanied by a visualizer on the band’s YouTube channel.
Last month, The Shape announced three new additions to the band – Jesse Neafsay, Jason Northrop, and Alicia Marinelli. These three new members will help perfect the sound that The Shape has been honing over the past 15 years.
A monster of the low end, Jesse Neafsay has been playing bass for over 17 years. He was drawn to the bass after hearing Paul McCartney play on the Back in the US live album, Abbey Road and Sgt Peppers.
Jason Northrop has two decades worth of experience playing blues, jazz, pop, alternative, rock, world, progressive music, and all forms of traditional and extreme metal through his past live and studio projects all over the United States across his two decades of active playing.
Alicia Marinelli is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist from Providence, RI. Growing up, Alicia was greatly influenced by her grandmother’s musical talents as a pianist and accordion player.
Before The Age of Doom and Fear releases later this year, The Shape has even more in store. In the meantime, check out Doctor Plague on The Shape’s new website – theshaperocks.com. You can also purchase physical copies of the band’s previous albums on the website’s shop. The Shape looks forward to mesmerizing live audiences again in 2021 with a brand new selection of sound and vision.