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Monday, August 22, 2022
Prog-metallers Exist Immortal return with new single / video for 'Flare'
'Flare' video streaming now
Exist Immortal due 14th October via Seek and Strike
UK progressive metal juggernauts, Exist Immortal, return with their new single 'Flare'. The track is taken from the quintet's upcoming full-length, self-titled album due 14th October via Seek and Strike.
'Flare' features crushing dual guitar madness backed with catchy, soaring melodies and hooks.
On the new single, vocalist Meyrick de la Fuente states:
"Our new single ‘Flare’ is a rallying call to anyone who has simply had enough. We are all fed up of things we’ve seen over the past few years and we won’t be afraid to join together with others and fight back. The song signals a return to our heavier roots, but brings together all the aspects we have explored over our last couple of releases. It came together as one of the first songs for this new album and it was clear that it would be a guiding light for how the rest of the songs would turn out and grow during the writing process. We are EXIM and this is who we are. We are for everyone who wants to join us on this journey."
On the upcoming full-length album, the band comment:
"We are very excited to present our latest, self-titled, full length album. For us this is a culmination of a lot of work, building and evolving. We bring back a lot of the heavier elements from our older releases while keeping a lot of the aesthetics and layers from Triptych. As musicians we have always struggled with where to place ourselves amongst our peers and always written music we wanted to make over intentionally fitting into existing trends. We feel that this album is by far our most accomplished and self-assured record to date, reincorporating harsh vocals while exploring new territory on the guitar side of things."
Exist Immortal - 'Flare'
In celebration of the album's release date, Exist Immortal will be embarking on a string of UK-based tour dates, including a headline set in Camden's intimate Black Heart on release day.
"We are bringing our biggest and best headline show we have ever toured with us and will be playing new songs alongside fan favourites, so old and new fans alike will experience something fresh. Our new record is set for an 14th October release, which we feel is easily our best work to date drawing influence from our entire back catalogue of music into the most refined, truest version of EXIM. This London show will be the official launch party of the new album and we are so excited that this show and iconic venue will be the very first time this new era is brought into the world."
Full tour dates below: 14.10 - London, Black Heart 26.10 - Bristol, Crofters Rights 27.10 - Sheffield, Corporation 28.10 - Newcastle, Head Of Steam 29.10 - Birmingham, Scruffy Murphy’s 30.10 - Southampton, Suburbia
Hailing from the Southeast of England, Exist Immortal combine metalcore and technical metal with pop influences. Having spent the last few years touring across the UK and Europe developing their sound and growing their fanbase, they’ve left a lasting impact on their audiences with their powerful live shows. Fresh off their recent headline performance at UK Tech Fest (UK) and other appearances at the likes of Metaldays (SLOV), Euroblast (GER), Maximum Rock (ROM) and tours with high profile acts such as Sikth, Textures and Landmvrks, Exist Immortal are ready to release their follow up to 2021’s three-part release Triptych. Released on Seek and Strike Records, Triptych received much critical acclaim including parts two and three being nominated for Progspace EP of the Year 2021, cementing the band as one of the hottest acts in the progressive metal/metalcore scene.
Exist Immortal are: Meyrick de la Fuente - vocals Kurt Valencia - guitars James Hewitt - guitars David Billote - bass Charlie Bines - drums