As if storming the charts and dominating the pop-rock world wasn’t quite enough, Brendon Urie – the vocalist and ringleader of Panic! At The Disco – has his eyes set on the metal world too.
In a recent interview with Rock Sound (which can be read in full here) after winning their award for Artist Of The Year, Urie has shared that he plans to expand the genres in which the band works in, and wants to start a metal project.
“I always feel as though I need to be more diverse. Yes, all of the Panic! albums do sound different and have their own vibe, their own aesthetic and imagery, but I still feel like I can do more. Even from song to song within one album I feel like things could change even more drastically, and maybe that’ll happen as time goes on. I still have so many different things that I want to do, particularly in terms of genres. I want to do a metal project in particular.”
It doesn’t even sound much like a pipe dream right now either.
In fact, Urie continued to explain that he’s already recorded a metal version of the band’s song ‘The Calendar’ from their 2011 full-length, ‘Vices & Virtues’.
“I actually just played something for my band mates recently – we have an old song called ‘The Calendar’ and I made a metal version of it from years back. It’s like 90 seconds long and is really fun. Who knows, I might even put that out on SoundCloud on a whim some time soon!”
Originally, before Urie joined Panic! At The Disco in 2004, he was hoping to join and front a hardcore band.
He’s also demonstrated his skills at more metal orientated vocal work with occasional Vine videos which were later culminated in one song called ‘Positive Hardcore Thursday’.
More details on the metalised ‘The Calendar’ and/or if we’ll ever see Panic! At The Disco turn more metal will be confirmed as it develops.