German-based melodic death metal formation HIRAES – featuring former members of DAWN OF DISEASE and CRITICAL MESS – will furiously kick off the new year with the release of their sophomore studio album, entitled Dormant, due out January 26, 2024 via Napalm Records!
Wasting no time, HIRAES have just unveiled the first single from Dormant–thunderous album opener “Through The Storm”. The track offers a glimpse into the variety of elements on the album, including powerful and varied drumming, poignant and melancholic melodies, infectious choruses, and breathtaking soundscapes – all complimented by Britta’s versatile vocals.
The band comments about the track and video:
“In a way, the video is a continuation of our first single, ‘Under Fire’, from the last album. It’s dedicated to a storm and its indomitable energy. Experience this debut single and join us as we navigate ‘Through The Storm’ together!“
The band adds:
“We are far beyond proud to present our second album Dormant to you!The album will grab you with its intensity from the first second on and won’t let you go. We invested a lot of energy, dedication and passion to create this monumental and melancholic piece of melodic death metal. Having played countless shows over the last two years, Dormant captures the energy of HIRAES’ live performances and places the songs right between heart and gut.
Once again, none other than the talented staff of Fascination Street Studios under the direction of Jens Bogren are responsible for the refinement of our sound. We are so much looking forward to unleashing Dormant upon all those metalheads out there!“
Watch the new HIRAES clip for “Through The Storm”, now premiering here:
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Britta Görtz – Vocals
Lukas Kerk – Guitars
Oliver Kirchner – Guitars
Christian Wösten – Bass
Mathias Blässe – Drums