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Signs of the Swarm Debut Creepy Video for “Nightcrawler”

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Prior to announcing them as one of the opening bands for this year’s stacked Devastation on the Nation tour — also featuring Aborted, Psycroptic, Ingested, Disentomb, Arkaik, Venom Prison and Vale of Pnath — I wasn’t familiar with Signs of the Swarm. But hey, it’s all about music discovery, right? I’m never not down to check out new bands!

Unfortunately, after checking out their new video for “Nightcrawler” on No Clean Singing, I’ve concluded that I don’t think this kind of metal is really for me. While the band has plenty of technical proficiency, this particular combination of breakdowns and bree vocals played by dudes with tank tops and ear gauges really never tickled my fancy and has been done ad infinitum over the past ten years.

I will say this, though: the video has some sick, creepy visuals. And it’s often been the case that I’ve been quick to dismiss a band on record only to be absolutely bowled the fuck over by their live performance. If that happens when I see them play Devastation on the Nation I will gladly get up on stage with the band and eat a big ol’ bowl of dicks in front of the audience! At which point I invite the band to post the photo all over the internet for all to see and ridicule. Vince = Big Ol’ Bowl of Dicks.

Check out Signs of the Swarm’s video for “Nightcrawler” below, and get dates for Devastation on the Nation underneath the embed (they’re only on the dates highlighted in bold). Tickets are on sale now, right here,

5/25 – Brooklyn, NY The Kingsland
5/26 – Montreal, QC L’Astral
5/27 – Ottawa, ON Mavericks/Café Dekcuf
5/29 – Lakewood, OH The Foundry
5/30 – Detroit, MI Harpos Concert Theatre
5/31 – Joliet, IL The Forge
6/01 – Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
6/02 – Denver, CO The Roxy Theater
6/03 – Salt Lake City, UT Metro Music Hall
6/05 – Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theater
6/06 – Seattle, WA Studio Seven
6/07 – Portland, OR The Analog Theater
6/08 – Berkley, CA Cornerstone *Bay Area Death Fest*
6/09 – Los Angeles, CA 1720
6/10 – Mesa, AZ Club Red
6/13 – Fort Worth, TX Tomcats West
6/14 – Austin, TX Come And Take It Live
6/15 – McAllen, TX Cine El Rey
6/16 – Houston, TX Houston Underground (moved from Walters)
6/17 – Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
6/20 – Durham, NC Motorco Music Hall
6/21 – Baltimore, MD Soundstage
6/22 – Waterford, NY Chrome
6/23 – Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater

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