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Premiere: WILDHEART ‘Death Is All That’s Left’

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Brisbane/Meanjin metalcore outfit Wildheart solidify their place as one of the East Coast’s most refreshing bands with their new single Death Is All That’s Left, a powerful and hard-hitting offering that unapologetically sets out to call for an end to discrimination and racial inequality.

Death Is All That’s Left expresses the deep frustration that First Nations voices are not being heard or listened to – particularly after the no vote. Frontman and proud Yugambeh man, Axel Best, explains that “as long as this continues to be an issue, we’re going to keep addressing it. We want to use our platform to discuss issues that matter – someone’s got to do it”.

Through his lyrics, Best takes aim at leaders who don’t utilise their position to help those in need, stating “if you’re in a position to help others, you should be using your position and power to do so. People have a right to education, to equal opportunities, to feel safe”.

The accompanying music video is dark and gritty, using imagery depicting cemeteries, churches, and a lone figure running fearfully to represent feeling unsafe in the community and to personify the rising death toll of First Nations people. The single is both polished and political, highlighting the huge step-up Wildheart take with each new release.

Wildheart passionately advocate for open conversation and action surrounding mental health, social injustice, and discrimination. The quintet have jumped from strength to strength, earning them their shot at Australian music festivals including UNIFY Gathering, BIGSOUND, Thrashville, Bleach, and Fireball Festival, as well as playing sold-out shows across a multitude of Queensland venues and performing alongside heavyweight acts; Stick To Your Guns (USA), Holding Absence (UK), Northlane, Alpha Wolf and more. It’s easy to see why they’re fast becoming one of the most well-known heavy acts in Queensland with their take on metalcore heralded by triple j short.fast.loud.’s Josh Merriel naming Wildheart “one of the best bands running around Brisbane”.

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