The bizarre yet entertaining clip features a middle-aged bar band playing the song to a varied audience that includes everyone from young adults clad in Trivium shirts to senior citizens. The actual band members are hanging out in the bar doing things like playing darts and shooting pool. An eye-patch-wearing Matt Heafy takes on a burly biker dude in arm wrestling.
The song is from the band’s upcoming album Silence in the Snow, which is set for an Oct. 2 release. The disc was produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette and Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God) handled mixing duties. Pre-order packages for the album can be found at the band’s website.
In a recent interview, guitarist Corey Beaulieu talked about the album, saying, “Everyone uses the same f–king drum samples and this or that, and they mix everything the same way; there’s no dynamics, ’cause they master it so loud that when you turn it up, it hurts. And we just kind of used it as… What everyone does now for metal, or the way they make metal, it was kind of, like, [let’s] not do that — let’s do the exact opposite and make a record that breathes and has dynamics and has the variety in songs, from your short, straight-to-the-point song to something that has a little bit more elaboration in it.”
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