Verse Vica premiere Ravenholm

Verse Vica have dropped a track from their forthcoming album.

Ravenholm is lifted from debut record Endeavor, which launches on October 6. The track is available to stream and can be downloaded for free.

And guitarist Paul Meisner says the track was influenced by video game Half-Life 2, one of the band’s favourite titles.

He says: “It was very difficult for us to pick which song to release first, but we went with Ravenholm since it shows off a few of our different musical styles and influences.

“It also has a really fun lyrical concept based around a classic section of the video game Half-Life 2, which we love. With this track, in contrast to some of the softer lighter material from the album preview we released recently, people should have a good idea of what to expect on the full record.”

The band recently revealed the album was a musical hybrid, fusing elements of “prog, metal and post-rock.”

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent more than 30 years in newspapers, magazines and online as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014 before moving to the e-commerce team in 2020. Scott maintains Louder’s buyer’s guides, scouts out the best deals for music fans and reviews headphones, speakers, books and more. He's written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog and has previous written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald, covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky. Scott's favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Drab Majesty, Marillion and Rush.