Killswitch Engage Unveil Jarring Video for New Song ‘Strength of the Mind’
You might want to hold onto something stable! Killswitch Engage have just unleashed a brutal new song called "Strength of the Mind" and it comes with a jarring new video for the track.
The clip begins with frontman Jesse Leach penning the lyrics for the song in a darkly lit room, but once the performance kicks in, the visuals are quite blurry and pulsing, essentially mirroring the feel for the chaos within the track.
Leach told Nerdist, who premiered the video, "We are very pleased to have 'Strength of the Mind' finally released. It is a big moment to have this be the first listen to the album. The video visually captures a bit of the anxiety and chaos that the song touches on lyrically. It is almost a bit surreal and dream-like with the camera effects, called 'whacking.' It is always a pleasure to work with McFarland and Pecci, as they are both artists who give it their all with no shortcuts. Watching Mike work the camera live, while Ian paces around and directs, is a very involving and creatively satisfying experience."
He went on to add, "I am just very grateful to see the beginnings of an album cycle that I feel will define a whole new chapter for us." "Strength of the Mind" will be released to all digital retailers and streaming services tomorrow (Dec. 11).
The band is in the process of finishing their seventh studio album. The disc is expected to drop in spring 2016 via Roadrunner Records. But before 2016 hits, the band will take a break from the studio for a handful of late December shows. Look for the band playing Clifton Park, N.Y. (Dec. 27, Upstate Concert Hall), Providence, R.I. (Dec. 28, Lupo's) and Sayreville, N.J. (Dec. 29, Starland Ballroom) to finish out the year.
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