Monday, June 24, 2024

In The Company of Wolves with Chiral

Alt rock/electronic force Chiral release their fifth single, ‘In The Company Of Wolves’, merging the bridges of punk-infused rock and alternative metal.

A wicked four-piece of Irish renegades, Chiral trespassing musical borders, with the intention of concocting a heady potion of punk, metal, rock, and dance with a side of avant-garde. 

Born in the shadows of early 2023, multi-instrumentalist, producer, Gary Duncan joined forces with vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Adam Brewer, birthing the RATM-inspired anthem ‘Digital Whispers‘ a haunting ode to the existential dread of AI’s influence on humanity. Duncan’s guitar work seduced vocalist Adam Brewer into this dark alliance from the start. Joining this musical séance to complete the unholy quartet and glue it all together came Eddie ‘Graveyard’ Delaney on drums, a long-time friend and musical conspirator of Duncans, and Al ‘Bluster Bhoy’ Tierney on bass.

Commenting on the new single, the band said; “”In The Company Of Wolves” is a dark, haunting song inspired by the initial call and response between the bass and guitar that set the tone for this song and shaped how the lyrics and story unfolded, as it had a very dark fairy tale vibe.

“The lyrics tell the story of a vulnerable character navigating a perilous world, drawing on the symbolism of Little Red Riding Hood, with the wolves representing danger and deceit. Set in a mysterious forest of hidden threats and secrets, the narrative builds to a climax where the protagonist, pushed to her limits, seizes a moment of empowerment. 

“The imagery of “50 seconds to shoot your shot” and “blood red revenge” underscores her reclaiming agency through violent retribution, ultimately ending her torment. The song encapsulates survival, resistance, and vengeance against predatory forces.”
Although ‘Digital Whispers‘ is where Chiral started, this was a song they had no plans to release, however this all changed after the release of debut release’I Bring Chaos’, and how quickly interest in Chiral started to build.
I Bring Chaos‘ dives headfirst into the drug-fuelled underworld, it’s music video a graffiti-stained descent into madness. In a twist of fate, shortly after the I bring Chaos video shoot, Delaney decided to exit Chiral, this left an opening at the drum stool whereupon Duncan took over the position himself, allowing Vendetta Love guitarist Chris Craig to take up his own former position.

With further releases like ‘Digital Whispers’ and Kubrick Odyssey exclusively on YouTube in early 2024, and a dark pilgrimage through Germany in May, Chiral look set to continue their intriguing musical journey.

Available digitally, you check out the video to ‘In The Company Of Wolves’ here at RAMzine.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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