"Lost", the new video from San Fracisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "The Evil Divide", which will be released on May 27 via Nuclear Blast. The clip was directed and edited by Tommy Jones of Videohammer Studios.
Comments DEATH ANGEL vocalist Mark Osegueda: "The song 'Lost' is very personal to me and I believe it will resonate with many.
"As one who has been fortunate enough to be raised In the San Francisco Bay Area (an extremely diverse region), I have made friends with people from every religion, race, sexual orientation, and genre of music fan!
"One thing that no one can escape, no matter what one's beliefs are, or how well you were raised, or educated, is that one point in your life that you felt apart, or alone. It is an awful and disparaging feeling. Some are fortunate enough to have only experienced a fleeting moment of that empty feeling. More often than not though, it's much longer than a fleeting moment, and time moves no slower than when stuck in that feeling. I myself am not immune to that human experience.
"I find the best release for me, and what makes me feel as though I belong / am doing something right / have a quality of life that is not measured by a monetary system, is creating music!
"This song is for and about all who have ever been trapped in that dark hole of your own mind. This is 'Lost'! You are not alone!"
Adds Jones: "When I first spoke to Mark about the lyrical context of the song, I realized that he was coming from three different mindsets, or three different narratives that would lead someone to feeling 'lost.' So there was a challenge to represent these three scenarios into the video for the song. They were pretty heavy, current social topics in the form of religious extremism, a bad relationship riddled with drug and physical abuse, and cyber and school bullying. Each of these situations could make a person feel 'lost' as to what's right or what's wrong, or a sense of being trapped in a situation that in your mind you know is wrong, but being stuck in it, makes you feel 'lost'. I also wanted the band to seem 'lost' as if they were nowhere. So the setting of the video is that they are in complete never-ending blackness. The rain was a necessity. With the power that Mark is belting out the lyrics 'rain down on me', it was a no-brainier, I saw it in my head and needed to have him singing that last chorus in the rain. So we made it rain, yo!"
"The Evil Divide" was once again recorded at AudioHammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, DEICIDE), who previously worked on 2010's "Relentless Retribution" and 2013's "The Dream Calls For Blood". Mastering duties were handled by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in New York City. The cover artwork was created by Tyrrell and can be seen below.
"The Evil Divide" track listing:
01. The Moth
02. Cause For Alarm
04. Father Of Lies
05. Hell To Pay
06. It Can't Be This
07. Hatred United, United Hate
09. The Electric Cell
10. Let The Pieces Fall
+ "Making Of" DVD
DEATH ANGEL will take part in a live performance and signing session on Thursday, May 26 at 5:00 p.m. at the Amoeba record store in San Francisco, California.