“This song will activate the powers within. You will lift heavier, run faster, talk smarter, and most importantly: look cooler” – Myrone
Firstborne has unleashed a crushing new single “Intercontinental Champions”, which premiered earlier this week on Metalcore Nerds Podcast (Idobi Howl). The band itself is well qualified for the ‘Intercontinental Champions’ moniker, featuring the inimitable Chris Adler (drums) and James Lomenzo (bass) alongside soft-shred pioneer Myrone (guitar) and rising star vocalist Girish Pradhan. Thequartethas released a new single (or two) each month throughout 2022, fearlessly exploring the sonic landscape of thrash, metal, hard rock and the spaces between. Their new song was self-produced by the band with mixing / mastering by longtime collaborator Machine. You can listen to “Intercontinental Champions” and the bands episode of Metalcore Nerds Podcast here.
“Intercontinental Champions” punches you in the face with a ferocious lead riff and then softens the blow with a profound melodic sensibility and more than a dash of 80s’ metal nostalgia, serving as a perfect reminder of the groups musical pedigree. Adler contributes a blistering percussion performance, with bassist James Lomenzo holding down the low end with a pulsating groove. Myrone is at it again flexing his ubiquitous playing style that is equal parts technically impressive and approachable – his acrobatics on the fretboard don’t distract from his ability to write a damn good song. Girish Pradhan takes command of the song with a soaring vocal performance, jumping octaves and creating fireworks with his unmistakable voice and attitude. You can stream the song here.
Drummer Chris Adler has this to say about about the new single:
“Awh! Our pandemic baby ‘Intercontinental Champions’ has finally been born! Will ya look at those riffs!?!? Kidding aside – this one gave me goosebumps as it came together. Glad to continue to surprise ourselves and our audience with songs as contagious as this. Hope you love it as much as we do and you’ll hear from us again next month!”
Guitarist Myrone has this to add:
“This song will activate the powers within. You will lift heavier, run faster, talk smarter, and most importantly: look cooler”
Expect new music, videos, merch and more from Firstborne every month. You can stream and download their discography on Bandcamp here.
Firstborne is Chris Adler (drums), James Lomenzo (bass), Girish Pradhan (vocals) and Myrone (guitar)