Formed from the ashes of the much loved groove metal outfit Hang The Bastard, London three piece URNE (pronounced “Urn”) are to set to release one of the most impressive metal EP’s of 2018. Having played together for many years, including in Hang The Bastard, as well as progressive metal outfit Chapters, bassist / vocalist Joe Nally and guitarist Angus Neyra were keen to continue working together after Hang The Bastard called it a day, and thus URNE rose from the ashes. Add to the mix the talented drum skills of Richard Wiltshire and from their base in South London, their debut EP, The Mountain of Gold has been expertly crafted.
The Mountain of Gold has been produced and mastered by none other than longtime friend of the band, Josh Middleton of Architects and Sylosis. The drums for the EP have also been engineered by Craig Reynolds of Stray From The Path, adding some superstar power behind the scenes to what was already an EP designed to pummel the senses and delight metal fans in equal measure.
The first single from the EP is the heavy hitting “Dust Atlas”, which serves as a perfect introduction to what URNE are all about. Check out the video for Dust Atlas below:
For more on Dust Atlas, here’s URNE’s singer and bassist Joe Nally:
“‘Dust Atlas’ was the first track written for our upcoming EP ‘The Mountain Of Gold’ and also the opener to that EP. We feel this song captures a lot of different elements of what URNE is about. We’ve always been passionate about heavy metal but also so many other genres & influences, we feel these are prominent on this track & throughout the EP. We’re really pleased to be getting our music out & playing this material in a live environment.”
While on the subject of URNE’s first music video, Joe had this to say:
“We wanted the video to Dust Atlas to match the track in energy and feel. Shooting with Adrian Cecil in a dark dingy basement in Croydon, we feel he’s done a great job capturing the vibe of the track.”
URNE’s debut EP, The Mountain Of Gold, will be self-released by the band on the 27th of July 2018. You can follow URNE on Twitter at @urneband.