It’s my birthday today, but I’m here to give YOU a gift, via NYT LIV, Indisciplinarian Records, and Earsplit PR. If you’ve been paying attention (have you?) then you’ll have seen this Danish melodic hardcore mob pop up here over the last few weeks; the Copenhagen crew taking part in our Anatomy Of feature and spilling the beans on their favourite records. Well, today Heavy Blog proudly presents an in-studio music video for the band’s heavy-hooked, heavy-hearted anthem, “Aske Og Blod”, fresh from their fantastic debut LP Ensomhedens Kolde Kald. If you haven’t checked this band out yet, you’re doing yourself a mischief. Check the video out, as always, over the jump.
Seriously, if you hadn’t heard this band already. What are you waiting for? You want the native tongue rocking of Kvelertak, the sombre aggressions of Modern Life Is War, and the riff-fuelled ferocity of Trap Them? Of course you do! Once you’ve pressed play and enjoyed the wonderfully radiant waves of positively-charged hardcore, take a breather before NYT LIV tell you all about the track below. It’s one of the more straight forward cuts from their debut but it hits hard and should hit close to your heart too if you give a single solitary shit about the planet we all share:
“’Aske Og Blod’ – directly translated into ‘Ashes & Blood’ – is a song about how the world slowly is being destroyed with the consequences falling upon the powerless ‘little guy’ in society. The video was shot in the studio in Aarhus during the five-day recording session for our new album Ensomhedens Kolde Kald. Once again, we recorded with producer Jacob Bredahl, and he managed to create an environment, where we could record the songs live with our own gear in order to captivate an authentic live sound, and we all had fun while doing it”
Watching the band track the record together, it’s warming to see them enjoying themselves and each others company. NYT LIV’s slightly left of centre take on melodic hardcore builds on this shared enjoyment, and when you’re watching a group of friends stuck in a room for five days drinking and playing music, it has to make you want to get in there and do it yourself. Maybe that’s just me. Either way, something as simple as a studio video normally shouldn’t be this enjoyable, but I’m into it. I hope you are too. Before I go, I have to give a special shout out to vocalist Michael’s Parasight shirt. What a fucking great band!
You can grab Ensomhedens Kolde Kald right now from Indisciplinarian here (digital) and here (physical) and, should you be in the area, you can catch the band performing the Copenhell festival anthem at the event on June 22nd. Do it.