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German Prog-Metal Trio THE HIRSCH EFFEKT Share New Single “Urian”

photo credit: Vol Vincent

Nils Wittrock (Guitar, Vocals)
Ilja John Lappin (Bass, Vocals)
Moritz Schmidt (Drums, Vocals)

German prog-metal trio THE HIRSCH EFFEKT unleash their newest single “Urian”, which sets out to paint a new, gloomy portrayal of present day humans’ togetherness and opposition. Being the first song after their last endeavors, Gregaer EP (2021) and Solitaer EP (2022), its character hints at a grimmer path for the listener and musically embarks an unexpectedly darker road for the band, when compared to their previous releases.

After charting at #21 on the German album charts, and formidable show-offs at Wacken Open Air, Full Force Festival, ArcTanGent and as recent headliners at the renowned Euroblast Festival, THE HIRSCH EFFECKTgives an impressive first taste of their new material with the single “Urian”.

Bass player Ilja John Lappin comments:
We’re glad to release our new single “Urian”, which presents our first song in 2023 and the first since our latest release Solitaer EP (2022). This time we dove musically and thematically a little deeper into grimmer abysses as well as into the madness of many. We were able to return – albeit a little haunted – with a song that represents and combines the classic HIRSCH EFFEKT elements.

Watch the visualizer for “Urian” HERE:

THE HIRSCH EFFEKT, consisting of multi-instrumentalists Nils Wittrock (i.a. vocals, guitars), Ilja John Lappin (i.a. bass, vocals) and Moritz Schmidt (drums), plays an extremely variable style of music, as well as combines various elements to the utter peak of sophistication.

The end result is nothing less than a homogenous and enormous sound monster, nearly beating your speakers to death. Although the very first impressions coalesce into an epic, aggressive, and sinister sound, there is a specific personal touch and frankness in the German lyrics. They signify authenticity and closeness and stand out as a counterpart to the musical periphery.

Pre-Save “Urian” HERE:

Alongside the single release, THE HIRSCH EFFEKT announced their URIAN Tour 2023, which marks their first real album tour since their LP Eskapist (2017), due to the pandemic.

20.07.2023 DE, Cuxhaven – Deichbrand Festival
30.09.2023 DE, Köln – Euroblast Festival
18.10.2023 DE, München – Backstage
19.10.2023 DE, Karlsruhe – Jubez
20.10.2023 DE, Siegen – Vortex
21.10.2023 DE, Leipzig – Soltmann
25.10.2023 DE, Münster – Sputnikhalle
26.10.2023 DE, Frankfurt – Nachtleben
27.10.2023 DE, Kassel – Goldgrube
28.10.2023 DE, Aukrug – Bobble Cap Festival
02.11.2023 DE, Potsdam – Waschhaus
03.11.2023 DE, Hamburg – Logo
09.11.2023 DE, Bremen – Tower
10.11.2023 DE, Hannover – Musikzentrum
11.11.2023 DE, Oberhausen – Druckluft

One of the most distinctive bands around.”

“Nothing short of brilliant”
-Everything is Noise

“You might come for the metal, but you’ll stay for the melody.”


By Metal Lair

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