Brotality Unleashes Nightmare Visions in “Black Abandon”

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New York’s Brotality dives headfirst into the abyss with their new single, “Black Abandon.” This electrifying track showcases the band’s mastery of classic thrash metal, seamlessly woven with modern melodic hooks, progressive grooves, and pummeling riffs.

“Black Abandon” throws listeners into a subterranean nightmare. Haunting melodies paint a picture of an unseen beast lurking in the shadows, its presence an ever-present threat. The song relentlessly builds tension, gnawing at your ears, before unleashing a final act of methodical ferocity.

Brotality, comprised of brothers Bryce Maopolski (guitar/vocals) and Reece Maopolski (bass/vocals) alongside drummer John Haring, delivers a signature sound that blends classic metal influences with modern aggression. Their crushing riffs, soaring vocals, and “brilliant musical prowess” (Kingdom Core) have garnered them critical acclaim and a dedicated following. Comparisons to legendary acts like Mastodon and Megadeth are apt, as Brotality seamlessly blends old-school sensibilities with youthful energy and a modern edge.

Formed in 2016, Brotality has wasted no time etching their mark on the metal scene. They boast a prolific output with two EPs, multiple singles, and two full-length albums already under their belt. Their debut album, Worldwide Desolation, garnered rave reviews and landed on numerous “Best of 2021” lists. The follow-up, The Woods Will End You, continued their success, winning Reader’s Choice Album of the Year on Metal Epidemic, landing spots on “Top Thrash Albums” lists, and earning Bryce Maopolski recognition as one of 2022’s best guitarists. Their impressive list of accolades also includes nominations for Artist of the Year and Best Metal Band at the Steamtown Music Awards, as well as nominations for Best Metal Band at the Central PA Music Hall of Fame Awards.

Brotality’s relentless touring schedule has seen them share stages with iconic names like Deep Purple and Judas Priest at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, grace legendary venues like The Bitter End NYC and Hard Rock Cafe Philadelphia, and dominate multi-day festivals across the US and Mexico. Their live prowess was further cemented by winning the 570 Music Show’s Best Metal Band award in 2019.

With each release, Brotality refines their sound and delivers music that is uniquely theirs. “Black Abandon” is evidence of their talent and a thrilling harbinger of what’s to come.