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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Gorod, “Inner Alchemy”

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How do Gorod do it? Combine such masterfully technical riffing and lead work with instantly memorable melodies, that is. SO many try yet so few succeed, resulting in the oft-cited “tech-death salad” problem cited by so many of the genre’s detractors. Yet Gorod consistently deliver the goods time and time again, as they did on their 2015 album A Maze of Recycled Creeds, proving why they’re some of the best in the biz.

Here we are with a new music video for “Inner Alchemy” from that album, as good as an example as any. Besides showcasing what Gorod do best from a musical standpoint — see above — the video is a fun watch; there are plenty of up-close shots of the guys playing their instruments for you musicians out there, all wrapped in a visually arresting style that keeps the video engaging for the rest of us.

Canadians can catch Gorod on tour with Bookakee — and Beyond Creation on select dates — starting later this month and lasting through April; it’s a beast of a trek that covers most of the country. I’m jealous — I got to see Gorod live in NYC a few years ago and wooooooow it was fantastic! They rip, they’re so, so tight, and most of all they’re FUN to watch. Dudes look like they’re genuinely having the best time ever, especially the bassist, whose facial expressions are top notch.

03/24 Jonquière, QC @ Les Productions 4 Barils*
03/25 Rimouski, QC @ Cactus Show Bar*
03/26 Halifax, NS @ Gus’ Pub & Grill*
03/27 Moncton, NB @ Esquire Tavern*
03/28 Fredericton, NB @ Charlotte Street Arts Centre*
03/29 Ottawa, ON @ House of TARG*
03/30 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques*
03/31 Sherbrooke, QC @ Bar Le Magog
04/01 Quebec, QC @ L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
04/02 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck Bar
04/03 Sudbury, ON @ The Asylum Sudbury
04/05 Brandon, MB @ North Hill Inn
04/06 Saskatoon, SK @ Vangelis Tavern
04/07 Calgary, AB @ Dickens Pub
04/08 Kamloops, BC @ The Office Pub & Grill
04/09 Vancouver, BC @ Funky Winker Beans
04/10 Vernon, BC @ The Green
04/11 Edmonton, AB @ Brixx
04/12 Regina, SK @ The Exchange
04/13 Winnipeg, MB @ TBA
04/14 Thunder Bay, ON @ Black Pirates Pub
04/15 Sault-Ste-Marie, ON @ TBA
04/16 Rouyn-Noranda, QC @ La Scène Évolu-Son

* with Beyond Creation

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