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Segression is Making a New Musical Progression

Segression is Making a New Musical Progression

Who: Segression
Where: The Cambridge Hotel
Author: Jade Lazerevic
When: Friday June 28, 2002

THEY have toured with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne and Pantera, so what is the key to Segression's success?

Once a local metal band from Wollongong, the band has gone on to become one of Australia's biggest imports in the metal music world.

Frontman and bassist Chris Rand puts the band's success down to the fact it has always been itself.

On its new self-titled album, Rand points out that its original approach to creating its own sound is evident.

'We basically just went out with this album and tried to look at what we were saying,' Rand said.

'It wasn't about just being heavy, we just looked at what the songs were saying and how can we say it as ourselves.

'On the other albums we didn't sound like anybody, but it was a conscious effort to try and be original. But originality has to be more natural and we worked out to just be ourselves and not worry about who likes this.'

Segression recorded the album in a home studio in Wollongong with equipment bought in the US during a four-month stint.

Segression has also welcomed a new drummer, Keith Owens, to the line-up that will perform at The Cambridge Hotel on Friday night.

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