Portland-based blistering hardcore five-piece Dying Wish have unveiled their pummeling new track “Severing The Senses”. Dying Wish align themselves with the continuing battle for liberation, encompassing the issues affecting BIPOC, the environment, policing and more intersectional causes while dealing in personal tribulation and trauma in equal measure. They make music aimed at unity but without compromise and this single does just that as a song for survivors.
Lead vocalist Emma Boster shares on the new single:
“I wrote the lyrics at a time when friends of mine were coming forward about their experiences with abuse after years of their stories being invalidated and suppressed. As a survivor myself, it was triggering for me to see their bravery met with even more denial and excuses from the person who caused them harm. That feeling of anger and sadness I get in those moments will forever be unparalleled. ‘I cannot escape this torment granted by the hand of a coward’ is specifically about those triggered emotions. After growing up in a home where I experienced violence, I had a very distorted expectation from men. As a result, I found myself in a relationship where I experienced other forms of abuse. ‘I felt the weight of every mistake you made’ and ‘I took the blame each time you broke my heart’ refers to the gaslighting and manipulation I dealt with in my first relationship. It’s a story I no longer tell because of how many times I’ve been told that my trauma wasn’t real. The idea of the letter on the deathbed is intended for the survivor to have the last word so they never have to feel invalidated again”.
“Severing The Senses” joins previously released single “Until Mourning Comes” and title track “Fragments of a Bitter Memory” from the band’s forthcoming debut album due out October 1, 2021 via Sharptone Records. Pre-orders are available now here.
In less than three years after their formation, and ahead of their debut album, Dying Wish has already been nominated for “Best International Band” at the UK’s Heavy Music Awards, as well as have been called, not once, but twice: “one of the best new bands out right now” by Revolver. Brooklyn Vegan has also listed the band’s forthcoming album is one of the top most-anticipated releases of 2021.
Fragments of a Bitter Memory Tracklisting:
01. Cowards Feed, Cowards Bleed
02. Hollowed By Affliction
03. Innate Thirst
04. Severing The Senses
05. Fragments Of A Bitter Memory
06. Cold Hearts In Bloom
07. Until Mourning Comes
08. Now You’ll Rot
09. Blood Laced Misery
10. Enemies In Red
11. Drowning In The Silent Black