Dublin based Melodic Death Metal band THE RISEN DREAD is leaning toward a different sound in 2021 comparing to their EP from 2019. Drummer Colum Cleary, guitarist William Ribeiro, bassist Mat Maher and Marco Feltrin have produced themselves and brought Andreas Kisser from SEPULTURA to be the guest in “White Night.”
“White Night” denote a crisis within Peoples Temple (Jonestown), followed by a rehearsal of collective suicide. Jim Jones had performed several of these simulations before the day it happened. Reverend Jim Jones had ordered his entire community to drink a flavoured drink mix treated with a mixture of potassium cyanide and tranquillisers, placed in industrial buckets. In total, 909 individuals died in Jonestown; Jim Jones shot himself in the head at the end of that night.
THE RISEN DREAD was founded by Colum, Marco, Mat and Will in October 2018. The name references the feeling of existential dread that sometimes surfaces in people without knowing how or why. In May of 2019, they hit the studio to record their debut ep Delusions, releasing it on the 26th of September 2019.
In the short time since, they have already carved out quite a name for themselves on the Irish and international metal scene.
Within these 2 years, they have achieved manymilestones: being invited on a tour in the support slot for MALEVOLENT CREATION and booking their own European tour. Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, most of these plans had to be put on hold, but that hasn’t stopped them from working non-stop to complete their debut album Night Hag to be released in January 2022.