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URAGH Announce Album Maelstrom, New Single "The Widening Gyre" Out Now!

Modern metal outfit URAGH, venture into progressive realms as they explore personal and emotive lyrical themes in their upcoming album, Maelstrom. Due for digital release on April 19th, 2024, "The Widening Gyre", the second single taken from the album, is out now. 

Vocalist Craig Murphy comments: 

"I wrote the song about an occurrence of a tragic incident that had taken place in one's life in the past. Such an incident that isn't just remembered by piecing fragments of a distant memory together, but rather a full on dramatic play with cascading effects on one's 'state of mind'. Lyrics such as "The torment, eats away, gnawing at the matter". The torment refering to the 'incident' and 'matter' referring to brain matter and the cascading effects caused by the incident that had happened. 

In the lyrics of the soft section of the song, 'Whatever happened to, the freedom of blame, that we all crave' is a desire to be set free of guilt or accusations, once again, referring to the incident in the past. 'Those careful steps, could never detect, the landmines are set in my head' shows the unpredictability and danger of navigating one's thoughts and emotions."

Listen to "The Widening Gyre" here: URAGH:Based in Dublin, Ireland, URAGH produce music that incorporates a combination of progressive, alternative, and modern metal. Formed by Marcelo Varge (guitar), in 2022. Marcelo was quickly joined by Jason Hodgkins on drums and Sebastian Sparr on bass. After months of searching for a vocalist, Craig Murphy eventually joined and completed the line up of what is now known as URAGH.

The band unveiled their first single "Decimate" in June of 2023, before heading into to the studio to work on their debut full-length. The initial taste of Maelstrom, "Monarch" landed in November of last year showcasing the harsher and more abrasive sound intended for the album, a slight shift from the melodic "Decimate". 

"The Widening Gyre" provides a further glimpse into the band's musical direction embracing the proggier side of their sound, without neglecting the emotional outbursts that they have become known for during several cathartic moments in their gigs this year. 

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