Los Angeles metal titans WINDS OF PLAGUE have debuted their new music video ‘Never Alone’ and announced the release of their fifth album, Blood Of My Enemy, on 27 October via eOne/SPV.
Directed by Orie McGinness and premiered exclusively via LOUDWIRE, check out ‘Never Alone’ here:
‘Never Alone’ is the first new music released from WINDS OF PLAGUE‘s upcoming LP. “Never Alone was actually one of the first songs written for this record and immediately became the balance point for the remaining songs that were to be written,” says vocalist Johnny Plague. “It’s not the heaviest song of the record and it isn’t the most melodic song of the record. I wanted this to be the first taste of the new album because I feel it best represents the new music showcasing both the dark symphonic arrangements and the vast range of vocal styles used on the record.”
“I have always used WOP music videos as an opportunity to create cinematic shorts. Never Alone is no different. We partnered with Enlighten Creative Studio’s to tell the story of a misunderstood woman who has harnessed her inner demons to her advantage. I design and produce haunted attractions for my career so it’s always fun when I can bring my two worlds together to create these videos.”
The new effort is the follow up to the widely celebrated Resistance LP released in 2013. Johnny continues, “Over a year ago I started making weekly trips up to a small apartment in North Hollywood on my days off to work on music for WOP with Noah Sebastian from Bad Omens. It was strange at first since past WOP records were worked on in larger recording studio’s or rehearsal spaces and now here I am sitting on the floor of this bedroom working on record number six.”
‘Never Alone’ is available as an iTunes instant gratification track for fans who pre order the LP on iTunes and on streaming platforms.
Johnny continues, “Although it was different and humbling it proved to be the unedited creative environment we needed for this record. We had no time limits, no ‘suits’ giving their input. It was just a few friends sitting in a room together, having a good time creating music. Something I haven’t been able to experience in a very long time. Sometimes to move forward you have to take a few steps back. I can confidently say this is the most satisfied I have been with a WOP record. I feel producer’s Noah Sebastian and Joakim Karlsson have helped us to further develop our unique approach to symphonic deathcore with distinct epic orchestral backed chorus’s walking the fine line of brutal and melodic.”
Additionally, the band teamed up with artist Pär Olofsson to create the stunning cover art seen below. “‘Blood Of My Enemy’ takes us back to the iconic samurai theme. The imagery is inspired by a lyric from the title track ‘I will give my life on the battlefield, drowning in the blood of my enemy’ Which represents to me a ‘I will fight to the end’ state of mind. Pär Olofsson brilliantly portrays the aftermath of an epic war showing an almost celestial spark of life amongst the carnage.”
WINDS OF PLAGUE will support SUICIDE SILENCE on the “10 Year Anniversary of The Cleansing” tour in the US and plan to announce UK/European dates in 2018.
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