Irish quartet The Risen Dread (Colum – Drums, Will – Guitar, Mat – Bass and Marco – Vocal) have had a busy few years. Since forming in 2018, the band were invited to support Malevolent Creation, embarked on their own headline European tour and during the pandemic allocated time to finish their debut album ‘Night Hag’ which is set for release on January 28th 2022. Produced by the band, recorded by Josh Robinson at the JSR Studio in Belfast in June 2021, and mixed and Mastered by Kai Stahlenberg at the Kohlekeller Studio in Germany in August 2021. ‘Night Hag’ is a concept album with mental illness as its central theme, with all the tracks focusing on a particular illness or a historical figure that had multiple disorders. The titular Night Hag is mentioned throughout the album with the final track, featuring Brazilian composer Renato Zanuto, of the eleven-song opus acting as a means of pulling the themes together. The band’s first single, “White Night”, featured Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser and received its premieres on main radios like Kerrang! Radio in the UK and 89 A Radio Rock in Brazil. Its video clip was premiered on Midlands Metalheads.
The second single “Silent Disease” received an exclusive radio play premiere on Primordial Radio in the UK and its video single received an exclusive premiere on Metal Injection.
Produced by The Risen Dread
Recorded by Josh Robinson at the JSR Studio in Belfast on June-2021
Mixed and Mastered by Kai Stahlenberg at the Kohlekeller Studio in Germany on July-2021
Artwork by Kenneth Coleman
Video Production by May Puertas
Band video shooting by Record Replay Productions – Location Dublin/IE
Filmed and edited by Caike Scheffer – Location Sao Paulo/BR