Counting Days release Born Enslaved lyric video

Counting Days

London metallic hardcore crew Counting Days have released a lyric video for new track Born Enslaved, the first new music to appear since the band’s 2015 debut album Liberated Sounds.

Recorded with John Mitchell and Simon Jackman at Outhouse Studios, the song was originally slated for a January release, but faced multiple delays. The band have since decided to become independent and do things their way.

Speaking to Metal Hammer, guitarist Charlie Wilson says Born Enslaved is about “how society can have their thoughts and opinions twisted by belief systems and media, and how that can be used for cover ups and to incite wars.

“Musically we have pushed our sound into a more metal direction for this track, even adding a little dose of black metal, while still keeping all the elements that make us Counting Days.”

Counting Days are on a mission to make amends and kick some ass

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.