“Soul Eraser:” New Byzantine Song and Video All at Once
“Soul Eraser” is the second song from Byzantine’s forthcoming new album to make its way into the world (the first being “Signal Path,” which premiered late last year right here at MetalSucks [see also: its lyric video], and not only do we get a new song from The Byz today but a proper music video too! The video made its premiere on No Clean Singing on Friday.
The song itself isn’t as instantly catchy as “Signal Path,” but it’s still a solid jam with plenty of excellent riffs and that patented skullfuck Byzantine groove. The video looks like it was filmed in West Virginia (my guess: either Huntington or the band’s native Charleston) and touches on the epidemic of drug addiction in the area. Having spent plenty of time at the Kentucky Outpost of the MS Mansion just across the border from West Virginia, I can say with both confidence and sadness that drug addiction — in particular to prescription pain killers — is a serious problem there. Everyone knows someone or some people caught in its throes.
Anyway, it’s great to see The Byz back in video form. LOVE LOVE LOVE Chris “OJ” Ojeda’s big, manly, white beard.
Byzantine will be released on February 26th via Gravedancer Records. Pre-order here.