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Rising Irish metal force, URAGH have today released a follow-up to their last single ‘Monarch’ with the intensely heavy, ‘The Widening Gyre’. Check out the video below…

The single comes from the bands debut album ‘Maelstrom’ which is set for release on April 19th and will be available as a digital release only.

The band commented on the new track, saying; “The Widening Gyre’s subject matter deals with loss and grief of some specific personal event. This can mean the most diverse things between ourselves in the band and we also want to reflect a similar feeling to anyone who is either watching or listening to us and this song. We wanted to open ourselves up to viewers and show them the dynamic we have in our rehearsal space, while also partially projecting the song’s motifs onto us.

We really appreciate when viewers have the ability to infer their own meanings into specific footage and that’s what we were also looking for here. We in the band dealt with loss and grief and felt it was a good way to share some form of longing for something distant and vanished, leaving it up to the viewers to convene their own interpretation into it, if they can relate to it and integrate their own meaning and weave it into ours.

Check out the official video below:

The band will be supporting URNE on their Dublin show, scheduled for The Academy Green Room on Friday, May 3rd. The band are also taking part in Bloodstock’s Metal 2 The Masses Ireland showcase, taking place tomorrow night (Saturday, February 24th) in Dublin’s Fibber Magees.

More information…

URAGH are a Progressive, Alternative, and Modern metal band based in Dublin, Ireland.

Marcelo (Guitar), Jason (Drums) and Sebastian (Bass) met each other in early 2022, and quickly realised they had a shared passion for bands such as Mastodon, Tool, Converge, Gojira, Deafheaven and Deftones.

But soon discovered that older bands such as Death, Pantera, Sepultura and Cynic were a vital part of their musical upbringing as well. Their common drive to pick up their instruments again after the pandemic, and to craft intricate, complex and heavy songs, slowly led to the formation of the band and friendships were forged along the way. Vocalist Craig Murphy, whose vocal style and technique is influenced by bands such as Parkway Drive, Whitechapel and Lamb Of God, joined the fold a few months later, completing the line-up with his incredible energy and stage presence.

The band burst into the Irish metal scene in February 2023, playing their first gig at the annual Bloodstock – Metal To The Masses Competition, where they progressed all the way to the finals by Jury vote.

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Oran O’Beirne

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