Germany’s UPRISING reveal second track from new album

German black metallers Uprising reveal the new track „While the World is Burning.“ The track is the second to be revealed from the band’s highly anticipated third album, III, set for international release on July 19th via AOP Records. Hear Uprising’s „While the World is Burning“ in its entirety at AOP Records‚ official YouTube channel: Uprising – While the World is Burning (Official Track 2024) (

Uprising was wretched from the shadows in 2016 by W. – a founding member of Waldgeflüster – with the release of I. While rooted in the classic tropes and topics of black metal, I already started to deal with social and political issues, which became the main focus on its successor, II, in 2020. II continued where I ended, incorporating rocking riffs and melancholic melodies built upon an aggressive and driving black metal foundation.

In 2024 follows III, continuing the path that was started eight years ago. Supported by the furious drumming by Austin Lunn of Panopticon, a sonically and spiritually suiting counterpart, Uprising’s third album again focuses on melodies and aggression in the vein of its two predecessors – desperate but triumphant, furious but refined, and always maintaining an urgency no matter how epic a composition gets – but this time with a more refined sound and fully embracing the social and political criticism, which became one of the trademarks of this project. One could call III the band’s cleanest and clearest recording, and he would not be wrong; the tradeoff is that that sociopolitical criticism hits harder, for what good is a message if it’s not spoken in its sharpest voice? From social injustice to raging hymns advocating climate protection, Uprising stay true to their moniker and show again that black metal can be relevant to society.