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Single Wound: Toronto HC Band Goes “Insane” on the Mosh with New Track (PREMIERE)

Photo: Matthew Guarrasi

Formed in 2017, Single Wound is a metallic hardcore band that dropped an EP called The Things I Never Got to Say that same year. With a penchant for guitar harmonic-kissed mosh riffs and heavy yet infectious arrangements, the Canadian outfit is a nice fit for No Echo. This coming March, Single Would will drop Isolate, a brand-new EP that improves on the group's earlier material, with a focus on the hook-driven side of their guitar attack.

With a short but sweet of just under two minutes in length, “Insane” is a taste of the forthcoming Isolation EP and it also makes for the perfect way to introduce readers to Single Wound:

“This song is about what your goes through your head when you begin to feel used or manipulated even by those you call friends and the people you trust," says Single Wound guitarist, Fernando Murga. "Sometimes your mind lingers and creates situations or scenarios that may lead you to believe you’re in a state of alienation or like you have nobody or nothing to rely on. The feeling of being isolated runs deep and drives us crazy to the point where you’re afraid what your next move might be. In those times of desperation, it can be hard to cope with the reality of things and what your mind processes." 

Fernando tells me more about the "Insane" and the reaction it's been getting live: “This was one of the first songs we wrote for this new EP and definitely one of our favorites to play. It’s a really fun, fast-paced, mosh-heavy track that we usually open our set with. It raises the energy right from the start and gets us fired up for a show. We put together a fun little montage for this song with some footage we gathered from last year.

"The music scene in Toronto is very diverse; there’s a thriving community in the hardcore scene as well as pop-punk, emo, and metalcore. Many people in this scene support each other and you’ll often see the hardcore crowd at a pop-punk show and vice versa. It’s a very open and accepting music scene. We haven’t been together very long and already feel at home in this community and we are very grateful for all the support from our peers. At the end of the day we’re a group of best friends that have fun together and enjoy the music we play and we want to keep it that way for as long as we can. We hope to visit a bunch of new places in 2019 and are stoked for the release of our new record.”

Photo: Matthew Guarrasi

Isolate will be out on March 8. Follow Single Wound on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more info on the band and the EP's release.

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