International metal supergroup Firstborne has unleashed their new single and AI-generated visualizer “Dead Rats”. Featuring the inimitable Chris Adler (drums) and James Lomenzo (bass) alongside soft-shred pioneer Myrone (guitar) and rising star vocalist Girish Pradhan, the group fearlessly explores the sonic landscape of thrash, metal and hard rock on this new track. The song was self-produced by the band with mixing/mastering by longtime collaborator Machine. You can listen to “Dead Rats” and stream the insane visualizer here.
“Dead Rats” punches you in the face with a chugging lead riff and then softens the blow with a profound melodic sensibility and more than a dash of 80s’ metal nostalgia, serving as a perfect reminder of the group’s musical pedigree. Adler contributes a blistering percussion performance, with bassist James Lomenzo holding down the low end with a pulsating groove. Myrone is at it again flexing his ubiquitous playing style that is equal parts technically impressive and approachable – his acrobatics on the fretboard don’t distract from his ability to write a damn good song. Girish Pradhan takes command of the song with a soaring vocal performance, jumping octaves and creating fireworks with his unmistakable voice and attitude. You can stream the song here.
The AI-generated video by visual artist Keith Roberson adds a compelling visual element to “Dead Rats”. The pulsating, constantly shifting visualizer is a nightmarish ride through an artificial hellscape – if the algorithm could dream up something this bizarre and beautiful, we have good reason to fear for the future. Words don’t do the “Dead Rats” official visualizer justice, so you should just click here to see it for yourself.
Drummer Chris Adler has this to say about the new single:
“As promised, another monthly Firstborne banger! In addition to the killer tune, we are stoked on the accompanying visualizer by Keith Roberson, our AI guru. It’s a first for us, and likely you as well. Check it!”
Guitarist Myrone has this to add about the ethos of the group:
“No Labels, No Management, NO GODS, NO MASTERS!!!!”
Expect new music, videos, merch, and more from Firstborne every month. You can stream and download their discography on Bandcamp here. The band has also released a new rendered lyric video for their previous single “One of A Kind”, which you can view here.
Firstborne is Chris Adler (drums), James Lomenzo (bass), Girish Pradhan (vocals) and Myrone (guitar)