Los Angeles metal titans WINDS OF PLAGUE have debuted an all-new music video today for their brand new track "Never Alone". Directed by Orie McGinness, this is the first bit of music we're hearing from the band from their upcoming LP, "Blood Of My Enemy", which will be released on October 27 via Entertainment One Music (eOne) / Good Fight Music.
"'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."
He continues: "I have always used WINDS OF PLAGUE music videos as an opportunity to create cinematic shorts. 'Never Alone' is no different.
"We partnered with Enlighten Creative Studios 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."
"Blood Of My Enemy" is the follow-up to the "Resistance" LP, which was released in 2013.
"Never Alone" is available as an iTunes instant gratification track. Fans who pre-order the LP on iTunes will get the track as an instant download. "Never Alone" is also available on all streaming platforms starting today.
Johnny states: "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 WINDS OF PLAGUE with Noah Sebastian from BAD OMENS. It was strange at first since past WINDS OF PLAGUE records were worked on in larger recording studios or rehearsal spaces and now here I am sitting on the floor of this bedroom working on record number six."
He 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 WINDS OF PLAGUE record. I feel producers Noah Sebastian and Joakim Karlsson have helped us to further develop our unique approach to symphonic deathcore with distinct epic orchestral-backed choruses walking the fine line of brutal and melodic."
WINDS OF PLAGUE teamed up with artist Pär Olofsson to create the stunning cover art seen below.
Says Johnny: "'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 for a handful of dates in December.
"Blood Of My Enemy" track listing:
01. A New Day
02. Nameless Walker
03. Kings Of Carnage
04. Soul Eater
05. From Failure, Comes Clarity
06. Blood Of My Enemy
08. Never Alone
10. Either Way You Lose
11. A Walk Among The Dead
12. Dark Waters