Metal/hardcore outfit River Black are streaming a new track titled “Jaws”. Guitarist Mike Olender commented:

‘Jaws’ is about the paternal instinct of human nature. When I started a family I came face to face with certain forces I had not encountered before, rooted in the instinct to protect my family from harm. It was so deep that I found that I had to protect myself from my own emotions. A graphic news story about child abuse or predators could haunt me for days.

I saw my sense of compassion and the need to understand why people do terrible things crumble with my acceptance of my own sin – wrath. This song is for the fathers and mothers who give of themselves selflessly to provide for their families, and it is dedicated to the victims of neglect and horrific abuse.”

The song is taken from outfit’s forthcoming self-titled debut, which will be arriving this Friday through Season Of Mist. Pre-orders can be picked up at the label’s webshop and the group’s Bandcamp. Three other tracks have been previously released and can be taken in below.

River Black track listing:

1. “Jaws”
2. “Honor”
3. “Low”
4. “Shipwreck”
5. “River Black”
6. “South x South”
7. “Boat”
8. “Move”
9. “#Victim”
10. “Haunt”
11. “Sink”
12. “Everywhere”

[via Metal Injection]