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Virginian Metal Trio Holden’s New Single is Causing “Sparks Between Teeth”



Richmond, Virginia’s metal trio, Holden—which consists of musicians Palmer Sturman (guitar/vocals), Sam Berson (bass), and Michael Arcane (drums)—just dropped their track “Sparks Between Teeth,” the lead single from their forthcoming album, Ursa Minor, which is due in May.

Speaking of the tune, the group noted, “‘Sparks Between Teeth’ is the 2nd song we wrote as a band and it was early departure from where we thought we were going as a band, which was initially very doom-metal oriented. It’s a lot more up-tempo than we set out to be, but it was great to let the music take us where it wanted to go and this song really set us free to incorporate whatever influences we wanted in any song. Lyrically, the song is about managing your anger. Fighting back that anger unless it really matters, learning to hone it for when it counts and being someone who thinks before they act.”

Ursa Minor Track Listing:

1. After the Fact
2. Sparks Between Teeth
3. However Small, However Hidden
4. Emperor of Maladies
5. The Way It Was and Will Be


Artwork for ‘Ursa Minor’ by Holden

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