THE HIRSCH EFFEKT Share New Single “Otus”

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New Album ‘URIAN’

Out September 29th, 2023! Pre-Order HERE

“One of the most distinctive bands around.” 


“Nothing short of brilliant” 

-Everything is Noise

“You might come for the metal, but you’ll stay for the melody.” 


Disguised as progressive metal, Germany’s THE HIRSCH EFFEKT are once more twisting habits on their sixth full-length album ‘Urian’, out September 29th via Long Branch Records. The new album dives musically deep into the increasingly obtrusive ambivalence between crises and everyday life.

Today, the band shares their new single “Otus” – marking the third track released off ‘Urian’ – following the single “Agora” and the album’s title track.

Stream ‘Otus’ and pre-order the new album HERE

Bassist Ilja John Lappin comments:

“It is January 2021, deepest winter, and Germany is in the middle of a second, long lockdown in the Covid-19 pandemic. The days go by, the snow still falls softly, the long winter takes more strength than ever. And so, the almost 10-minute long ‘Otus’ emerges as the first song of the album in its nearly final form as a song of contemplation, as a long journey through one’s own self – in order to not succumb to the crept in self-destruction, but to embrace the hope for a better future.”

Check Out “Otus” HERE

Three years after the release of their latest album, ‘Kollaps’, the band finally marks their return with the release of ‘Urian’. After charting at #21 on the German album charts, and with formidable shows at Wacken Open Air, Full Force Festival, ArcTanGent and as recent headliners at the renowned Euroblast Festival, THE HIRSCH EFFEKT have impressively established themselves in the German progressive metal landscape.

‘Urian’ Track List:

1. Agora

2. Otus

3. 2054

4. Urian

5. Stegodon

6. Granica

7. Blud

8. Eristys


Nils Wittrock (Guitar, Vocals)

Ilja John Lappin (Bass, Vocals)

Moritz Schmidt (Drums, Vocals)

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