Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco has previewed a new metal song

Panic! At The Disco performing at Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney on October 6th

Image: Georgia Moloney

Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie has proven that there is nothing he can’t do, dishing up a preview of a new heavy metal song recently.

Cast your mind back to 2005 for a moment and you might recall the furious mash-up of genres that featured on the first album from Panic! At The Disco.

While A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out showcased sounds borrowed from the emo, electronic, punk, alt-rock and even baroque pop side of things, few fans would have thought the group might one day dip into the heavier genres.

As the years have gone on, the chart success of Panic! At The Disco has continued, meaning that when Brendon Urie revealed last year he was eager to do a metal album, few thought that the ‘High Hopes’ singer was serious.

Now, well… you have to hear his new track to believe it.

Check out Brendon Urie’s new metal song:

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Taking to his Twitch stream recently, Brendon Urie gave fans a bit of a preview as to what his new metal direction sounds like.

Featuring downtuned guitars, ferocious drumbeats, and some of the most guttural vocals you’ve ever heard on a Panic! At The Disco track, it’s hard to believe you’re really listening to the band that once sang ‘I Write Sins Not Tragedies’.

Sporting a smile on his face throughout the video, Urie even headbangs a little bit before pointing at his throat during the clearly taxing vocal portions of the tune.

Speaking to Rock Sound last year, Brendon Urie hinted that he was hoping to head down the heavy road at some point.

“I always feel as though I need to be more diverse,” he explained. “I still have so many different things that I want to do, particularly in terms of genres.”

“I want to do a metal project in particular. I actually just played something for my band mates recently – we have an old song called ‘The Calendar’ and I made a metal version of it from years back. It’s like 90 seconds long and is really fun.”

At this stage, it’s not clear when we’ll get the full-length version of the track available for our casual listening pleasure, or even if the tune will carry the Panic! At The Disco name when it finally drops.

Whatever the case, we’re just furious that Brendon Urie can be so effortlessly good at literally everything he does.

Check out ‘High Hopes’ by Panic! At The Disco:

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