Warbringer Unveil Music Video for 'Remain Violent'
Los Angeles-based thrash metal unit Warbringer has just unleashed their new single and music video “Remain Violent.” It’s the third single to be released from their upcoming album “Woe to the Vanquished.”
In the video for “Remain Violent,” the band plays in a crowded room while scenes of police brutality and people fighting back flash on screen.
Here’s “Silhouettes,” the first single that was released from the upcoming album:
And here’s the second single, “Shellfire,” which they claim to be their fastest song to date:
Speaking with Blabbermouth about the album title, frontman John Kevill said:
"The title 'Woe To The Vanquished' comes from early Roman history — before they were the huge empire they became. In 390 BC, a host of Gauls led by a warlord called Brennus attacked Rome, and captured all the city except the Capitoline Hill. From this hill, the defeated Romans made a bargain, they would pay 1,000 pounds of gold for the Gallic army to leave the city with no further bloodshed. The Romans bring the gold before Brennus, who uses his own scales to measure it. On the Gaul's scales, the Roman's thousand pounds of gold measured to be less, which led the Romans to complain that the scale was rigged (it probably was). Responding to this, Brennus speaks 'Vae Victis' (Woe To The Vanquished) and throws his sword on the counterweight. Because the Romans lost, they have to pay the rigged sum of gold as well as the weight of the sword, to add insult to injury. The irony here is that vowing this type of humiliation would never happen again, Rome went on to become an ancient war machine conquering and subjugating most of the old world. On the record, 'Woe To The Vanquished' is spoken in an ironic, mocking tone — the defeated are trampled and time marches on, uncaring, and forgets they ever existed."
About the music, Kevill said:
"For the music on this record, we re-focused ourselves after a lot of the experiments on 'Empires Collapse', and decided we wanted to make a record that is start-to-finish more merciless, ruthless, and cruel, but also maintains some of the more melodic and progressive sense. What we ended up with is a record that has a lot of traits of classic thrash but also a lot of extreme metal, and a rather unique version of that blend. It's overall faster and meaner than anything else we've put out, but also has our biggest and most ambitious song, the 11-minute 'When The Guns Fell Silent' to close the record."
Here’s a behind the scenes look on the album, where they take us to West Valley Studios where they’re recording with producer Mike Plotnikoff (In Flames, Saxon).
Check out the album art below:
“Woe to the Vanquished” comes out March 31 via Napalm.