Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie wants to embark on a ‘metal project’ – and we could be hearing it soon

“I always feel as though I need to be more diverse," the frontman said

Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie has discussed the idea of working on a “metal project”, while hinting that the band’s sound “could change even more drastically” in the future.

The Las Vegas group released their latest studio album, ‘Pray For The Wicked’, in June. In a four-star reviewNME said: “Urie brings buckets of sass and drama to his theatrical, glamorous sixth album under the guise of Panic!”

With the band mixing things up stylistically over the course of their career, frontman Urie has now pondered over Panic!’s next move.

“I always feel as though I need to be more diverse,” the musician told Rock Sound. “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,” he added, “and maybe that’ll happen as time goes on.”

Urie went on to say that he still has “so many different things that I want to do, particularly in terms of genres”.

“I want to do a metal project in particular,” he revealed.

Teasing that we could hear him dip into the new territory in the near future, Urie said: “I actually just played something for my bandmates 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 sometime soon!”

In other news, Brendon Urie recently discussed how the first Panic! At The Disco split left him “very depressed”. “I sometimes wouldn’t leave my house for weeks,” he said of the 2009 break-up.

Meanwhile, Panic! At The Disco are scheduled to embark on a European and UK tour in March. Find any remaining tickets here and see the full schedule below. 

Panic! At The Disco will play:

Offenbach, Stadthalle (March 14)
Berlin, Columbiahalle (15)

Dusseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Halle (16)
Amsterdam, AFAS Live (18)
Paris, Zenith (19)
Antwerp, Lotto Arena (21)
Glasgow, SSE Hydro (24)
Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (25)
Birmingham, Arena Birmingham (26)
London, The O2 (28)
Manchester, Arena (30)