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ACHE Deliver Devastating New Track “Dark Souls”

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ACHE are one of the new great hopes for UK metalcore. They were formed during the pandemic years by mutual friends from across the country and the scene. Now they represent what a culmination of hard work and perseverance looks like. Beginning their adventure earlier this year with the crushing “Murphy’s Law”, they have now burst into life once more. And this time, there’s no escape.

The band’s new track is titled “Dark Souls” and serves as a personification of agoraphobia, the fear of being crowded and unable to escape. Much like that sensation, the song is tightly wound and gripping from uneasy beginnings to bludgeoning ends. A masterclass in heavy music balance, keeping the darkest and most devastating moments in the shadows before letting them burst into your consciousness. It’s an incredible second round from the band, and a sign of bigger and better things still to come.

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Vocalist TJ Smith had this to say about the song and what it represents to him:

“‘Dark Souls’ is a song about my experiences living with agoraphobia. The feeling of always having something looming over me, lurking in my shadow, and ultimately about being able to break free from its grasp. Some days, a simple thing like leaving the house feeling comfortable in my own skin isn’t so simple at all.”

And to get you all caught up, here is “Murphy’s Law”, which T J had this to say about:

“Murphy’s Law is defined as ‘Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong’. Sometimes life throws reality checks – everything I thought I knew, I didn’t, and I guess this song is about trying to understand that. A lot of people have been able to get away with their dogshit actions and this is my message to let people know if you think this song is about you, it probably is.”

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