URNE Premiere “Becoming The Ocean” Video From Their Joe Duplantier Of Gojira Produced New Album “A Feast On Sorrow”


UK sludgy metalcore enthusiasts URNE have premiered their song “Becoming The Ocean” and its accompanying music video. That track lands as the first single from the band’s new album “A Feast On Sorrow“, which will be out August 11th through Candlelight Records.

The group had Gojira vocalist/guitarist Joe Duplantier produce and mix (alongside Johann Meyer) this effort at Duplantier‘s Silver Cord Studio in Brooklyn, NY.

As it turns out, Duplantier himself was a fan of the band and personally reached out to work with them on this record. URNE vocalist/bassist Joe Nally commented:

“We had many ups and downs throughout this process, but the end result is something the three of us are extremely proud of. Having the honour to travel to New York to work alongside Joe Duplantier and Johann Meyer on this record is something we didn’t think would be possible and, on top of that, to have Ted Jensen master this record, has been an experience we once dreamed of.

This whole album is extremely personal for me. It’s made me grow as a person and has also helped me understand the grieving process better than before. This isn’t a joyful or uplifting record, it’s very raw and real, and when the opportunity to work with Joe came to be, we all knew he was the perfect person to capture the message of this record.”

A press release sums up this sophomore album as being, ‘a stark rumination on the grim inevitabilities of disease, dementia and deterioration in old age.’ Nally offered:

“There were a lot of dark times. Losing people is a horrible thing; when the reality hits, it shocks. I was full of pent-up emotion – anger, confusion – and I could only seem to release that through aggression. This is much darker. There were quite a few ‘fun’ elements to our first LP ‘Serpent & Spirit‘. There aren’t many of those here.”

He continued:

“The personal story I’m telling in this album is still ongoing, but it feels like I’ve been able to say what I needed to say. It was an incredibly cathartic experience to be able to write this album, to scream it, to hear it back. I’ve got my emotions out. I’ve got my meaning out. I’ve got my message out. What I needed to do is done.”

As for this first single, Nally stated:

“‘Becoming The Ocean‘ has ties to a move within my life that was supposed to bring my family joy and a new life. Sadly, it hasn’t been as smooth as we all hoped. I walk by the ocean every day and something with such beauty and grace, also holds such power and an ability to crush and destroy.

The video was shot in Pembrokeshire, Wales. This beach is known for a rock formation called Church Rock which works perfectly with the lyrical content of this song.”

A Feast On Sorrow” track listing:

01 – “The Flood Came Rushing In
02 – “To Die Twice
03 – “A Stumble Of Words
04 – “The Burden
05 – “Becoming The Ocean
06 – “A Feast On Sorrow
07 – “Peace
08 – “The Long Goodbye/Where Do We Go When We Die?

Pre-orders are available here.

05/13 London, UK – Electric Ballroom (‘Incineration Festival‘)

With Gojira:

06/06 Amsterdam, NET – Afas Live
06/12 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
06/13 Hala, CZE – Mala Sportovni
06/18 Vienna, AUT – Arena Open Air
06/19 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
06/20 Geneva, SWI – Arena


06/24 Spalene Porici, CZE – Basinfire Festival
06/27 Tallin, EST – Noblessner Foundry (with Gojira)
08/04 Velenje, SLO – Metal Days
08/05 Quinta Do Ega, POR – Vagos Metal Festival
08/12 Derbyshire, UK – Bloodstock Festival

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