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Prog-metallers Exist Immortal release new single/video 'Play Pretend'

UK prog-metal outfit Exist Immortal are back with their blistering new single 'Play Pretend'. The track embodies the band’s true essence and showcases their continuous evolution. 'Play Pretend' is the first in a series of six stand-alone singles due to drop across the year.

Meyrick de la Fuente (vocals) states: “The main idea going into writing this specific track was to create the juxtaposition between something really heavy and dark sounding to something really pretty sounding and catchy. There was definitely a lot more space to create freely and without boundaries in this new set of material and that definitely shines through in the songs. The lyrics are about overcoming internal and external constraints and the journey towards self-realization. They underscore the importance of pushing through life's challenges and the role of belief and imagination in transcending our everyday realities.

"The plan for 2024 is to drop a whole bunch of huge singles, all with really cool videos and keep everyone suitably plied with riffs all year long. Our time in Japan supporting the legendary Cynic last month was literally a dream come true. We had the greatest time playing some of the best shows we have ever had the opportunity to be a part of! It truly is an incredible country and we barely even scratched the surface. We really want to smash some new markets too, as our recent tours of Mexico and Japan this past year have definitely have us poised to go international in a big way. 

"In these new songs I think it’s fair to say that we have finally really found our feet as a creative unit. We have been writing music that we love and have been motivated solely by how excited we get about the tracks, this is the music that naturally occurs for us and it just flows so easily. I don’t think we’ve ever had so much fun making songs together and we are so hyped to finally get to share them.”

Stream 'Play Pretend' here:

Hailing from the Southeast of England, Exist Immortal combine metalcore and technical metal with pop influences and have spent the last few years touring across the world developing their sound, growing their fanbase and leaving a lasting impact on audiences that witness the powerful live show.

The band have played festivals such as Metaldays (SLOV), Euroblast (GER), Maximum Rock (ROM), Complexity Fest (NL) and have toured with high profile acts such as Sikth, Textures, Landmvrks and Cynic. EXIM have also headlined the main stage at UK Tech Fest (2022), and in 2023 completed sold out tours in Mexico and most recently Japan, ending what has been a whirlwind year of highlights, cementing the band as one of the hottest acts in the progressive metal/metalcore scene.

Following on from their self-titled album (November 2022 via Seek & Strike) which received universal acclaim from the music press and fans alike, and projecting the band to new levels, EXIM are excited to present their latest offering 'Play Pretend' to the world, beginning a new era for the band. 


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