Urne to release debut full-length album “Serpent & Spirit” on June 25th 2021

Urne Serpent & Spirit cover
London metal trio Urne have unveiled new single “Desolate Heart” and announced debut album “Serpent & Spirit”, set for release on June 25th, 2021, via Candlelight Records.

Stream “Desolate Heart” and pre-order “Serpent & Spirit” here.

There is no single way that Urne describe their sound, it all comes back to one thing: heavy. There are shades of Metallica, Mastodon, Alice In Chains in there, hopping between sludge, tech-metal, doom, hardcore and anything else with a weighty heart.

Formed by ex-Hang The Bastard bassist Joe Nally and guitarist Angus Neyra after their former band called it quits, the pair already had a reputation for big, heavy riffs. Getting drummer Richard Harris on board in 2018, they gilded their new outfit with debut EP “The Mountain of Gold”, which immediately marked Urne out as a formidable new metallic force.

Now, they return with debut album “Serpent & Spirit”. Heavier, wider and with an even higher ratio of killer riffs than the EP, it also comes with a weighty concept based around the central character’s struggle as he’s pulled between good and evil, darkness and light.

“I had a bit of a bad patch for a few months”, explains Joe, revealing the inspiration for the album’s lyrics. “I’m absolutely fine now, but I drew on those two months where I just wasn’t feeling great. I took that and wrote a story based about that. The actual track-listing is done like that film Memento, where it’s all in a different order. Maybe one day someone will listen to the lyrics and work out which order the story goes in.

The album is called "Serpent & Spirit". The spirit is the human experience, the serpent is the evil that tricks your mind. It’s about getting pulled apart and trying to find yourself within all of that. So it’s almost good and evil, and throughout the album it’s about a person getting pulled from the light to the dark”.

Due to COVID, the final parts of the album were written over Skype, before being recorded by Chris Fielding (Conan, Electric Wizard, Primordial) at Foel Studios in deepest Wales during lockdown. It was then sent to acclaimed producer Jens Bogren, who handled the mastering of “Serpent & Spirit”. 

Tracklist:
1 Serpent & Spirit
2 The Palace of Devils & Wolves
3 Memorial
4 Moon & Sky
5 Desolate Heart
6 Envy the Dead
7 Memorial -  Sing Me to Rest
8 A Tomb so Frail

Urne have announced a UK tour in support of “Serpent & Spirit”. 

UK Tour Dates 2021:
Wed 7th July - Bournemouth - Anvil
Thu 8th July - London - The Black Heart
Fri 9th July -  Birmingham - Dead Wax 
Sat 10th July - Manchester - Star & Garter

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