"Subverse", the new video from Lancaster, Pennsylvania's THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE, can be viewed below (courtesy of AOL's Noisecreep). The song comes off the band's new album, "Haunt What's Left", which was released on June 22, 2010 via Good Fight Music. The follow-up to 2008's "Monuments" was recorded at Spin Studios in New York with Josh Wilbur (ATREYU, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) and Chris Adler (of LAMB OF GOD).
THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE vocalist Rick Armellino told Noisecreep about "Subverse"'s weighty lyrics, "The song has a lot to do with the wars and me struggling with my own identity. I'm a 24-year-old American, and I've only seen only the worst out of my country. Failed wars with no justification, millions of confirmed kills, military contractors making massive profits, and the complete disconnection that many people my age have with the idea of being 'American.' We're the children of the Internet and I think most of us could honestly care less about borders, nations, or the flag at that. We've been lied to endlessly, and I can get online to chat with a guy from Pakistan or Brazil as if they were my next door neighbor. So when someone talks about liberty I just close my ears and go back to my own thoughts.
Regarding the "Subverse" clip, Armellino said, "The video was shot by our boy Mike Kochansky. We just got in a room and did what we do and he got really animated with the camera. He was more winded than us, running around and trying to capture a really jarring perspective of the band. We wanted to splice in the footage that Wikileaks retrieved from Iraq and Afghanistan of unnecessary civilian deaths, but as a smaller independent band, chancing any of that legal garbage is just too big of a gamble."
Beginning on May 20, THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE will head out on the road with THE HUMAN ABSTRACT, SCALE THE SUMMIT and others as part of the "Pull Me From The Gallows" tour.
Since the "Pull Me From The Gallows" tour was first announced, THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE has added several more tour dates to its summer schedule, including a number of headlining shows in late June/early July with AFFIANCE, LAST CHANCE TO REASON and DECEPTION OF A GHOST, and supporting dates in July with IMPENDING DOOM and MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE.
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