NewsOctober 20, 2022 9:43 AM ET683 views

Firstborne (ft Chris Adler) shares new single with AI generated visualizer


Official press release:

Today, 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 groups 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.


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