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HUNG, ‘Evil Tsar': Violins Never Sounded This Heavy — Song Premiere

The End Records

It isn’t everyday you find a metal band that features a classically trained electric violinist. Then again, every metal band isn’t HUNG. The band is the brainchild of Lyris Hung, formerly of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Today Noisecreep is proud to exclusively premiere the song “Evil Tsar” from the band’s upcoming self-titled debut. HUNG’s debut self-titled record will be released on May 8 by ReThink Records, the new label founded by Chris Adler (Lamb of God) and The End Records.

“”Evil Tsar” was written to be a crowd-pleaser,” guitarist “Evil” Jon Clark tells Noisecreep. “Up to that point we had a lot of really great material but when I started writing the music for “Tsar,” the goal was to really go all out in terms of intensity and virtuosic chops.”

Clark also acknowledges that “Evil Tsar” has a strong Children of Bodom influence. In this Noisecreep exclusive, we bring you the world premiere of the track. Listen and see if you can hear the influence and the interesting, progressive-heavy arrangement.

Listen to “Evil Tsar” From HUNG

“Linear melodies and very little repetition gave the song a sense of motion while the speed and intensity give the motion a form akin to a five-minute ride on the back of a dragon,” continues Clark. “The end result was one of the songs I enjoy playing most in our entire set. It’s super fun to play because of all the guitar wankering I get to do and it always gets a great reaction from the audience.”

The End Records

HUNG will play the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on April 21. Their self-titled album comes out on May 8. Pre-order the album at this link.

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