The Risen Dread is a metal band from Dublin, Ireland who have successfully established themselves as one of the country’s most promising metal acts in recent years. With an EP and a full length already under their belts, they are going to be expanding their discography in the new year, which they tease now with the sinister single and music video “Betrayal”. Guitarist William Ribeiro comments on the single:
“Betrayal, even though I had some of those riffs for a while, is the first song we wrote after the drummer left. We wanted to do the opposite of what we did for our last album, we wanted this track to be straight to the point and not only fast, we wanted it to be aggressive and heavy, with headbanging riffs as well as moshpit parts. I think Betrayal summarizes the dread that rises again from within each band member after this 2023 year. Nothing better than talking about a woman locked up by her mother. Can you imagine how she felt?”
“Betrayal” tells the true story of Blanche Monnier, a socialite who was locked in a tiny room by her mother and brother at age 25 for 25 years in a room without light. Musically, it’s a death metal song, pure and simple with heavy and catchy riffs, fast double bass, and blast beats. As far as their new material goes, this track has a bit of everything. Fans can expect a lot more where it came from, and can also look forward to new elements like the inclusion of choir and orchestra.
The Risen Dread is a powerhouse of death metal and groove metal, and they also draw upon a variety of influences from metalcore to black metal to hone their signature sound. They turn these elements into something fast, heavy, memorable, and accessible. Fans of Lamb Of God, Sepultura, and Deicide.