The Amsterdam-based metal band The Charm The Fury are debuting the newest addition to their upcoming album The Sick, Dumb & Happy, which will be released March 17 via Nuclear Blast Records and Arising Empire. The single, entitled “Echoes,” follows their most recent release in January, entitled “Down on the Ropes.”
“Echoes” conveys the importance of free and open speech in society.
“We wrote this song as a response to the aftermath of the attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris back in 2015,” says drummer Mathijs Tieken. “At the time, there was an emerging debate whether or not we should be able to offend others—religious beliefs in particular—and whether free speech can go too far.
“In our opinion, being able to express criticism freely is the only thing that stands between us and a total degradation of civilized society as we know it. At the end of the day, offense is something that is taken, not given.”
Check out the video for “Echoes” below, and pre-order the album here.