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Listen to new Motive Black song, 'Auburn'

The L.A. modern metallers will release their debut album in February 2023

The modern-metal brainchild of vocalist Elana Justin, L.A.-based Motive Black is a band on the rise. The act’s first single “Broken,” featured P.O.D. guitarist Marcos Curiel, and recent single "Lift Me Up” found Justin duetting with Butcher Babies singer Carla Harvey.

Now, Motive Black has shared a new track, "Auburn,” on which Justin opens up about the experience of losing her sister to drug addiction.

You can listen to the track above.

Motive Black’s forthcoming debut album is due in February 2023 via AFM Records. Drum tracks were recorded by Korn drummer Ray Luzier, with the rest of the music completed by guitarist/producer Nick Rowe. The album was mixed by Josh Wilbur, known for his work with Lamb of God, Korn and Papa Roach.

"The whole thing was very intimate," Justin said. "I was screaming these songs half a foot away from Nick sitting at his desk. I do most of my venting through music. I'm not an aggressive person but my music is very to the core; everything goes into it. It's definitely a collaboration with Nick. We feed off each other and we've created some really cool music.”