Melodic Death Metal
Emerging from the disbanded Dawn of Disease, Melodic Death Metal powerhouse HIRAES embarked on their musical endeavour in 2020. The dynamic quintet melds the collective talents of former Dawn of Disease instrumentalists Lukas Kerk, Oliver Kirchner, Christian Wösten, and Mathias Blässe with the commanding vocals of Britta Görtz (ex-Critical Mess, ex-Cripper) to craft a thrilling new Melodic Death experience.
HIRAES' music weaves between anthemic melodies and captivating guitar riffs, where catchy hooks meet relentless drumming, all enveloped in a melancholic aura. Lead singer Britta's distinctive, versatile growls and screams add a distinctive layer of depth to their sound. The band's musical identity finds inspiration in the Welsh term "hiraeth," encapsulating a sense of nostalgia and yearning for lost places or a home that might never have existed, casting a profound gloom over HIRAES' concept. This compelling atmosphere is mirrored in their poignant, emotional lyrics.
In 2021, HIRAES made waves with their critically acclaimed debut album, "Solitary," released under Napalm Records, despite the challenges posed by the pandemic. Their live performances left an indelible mark, touring with bands like Crypta, Evil Invaders, Konvent, Left To Die (featuring members of Death), and Be’Lakor, establishing HIRAES as a captivating live act throughout Europe.
Anticipation peaked as fans eagerly awaited their sophomore release, "Dormant," scheduled to hit the shelves via Napalm Records on January 26, 2024. HIRAES' journey continues, promising more electrifying performances and captivating music.