LestWeForget Addresses Human Ego, Complacency In New Single, Video

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Independent progressive metal act LestWeForget premiered its latest single and video over the weekend.

The band debuted its new single, ‘Sleepwalking‘ and its companion video Friday. The band’s new single is interesting in that it does present some progressive metal leanings, it also boasts some metalcore sounds, too. The pairing of those elements lends the whole to comparison to works from the likes of Arch Echo and to a lesser extent, Altostratus.

The band addressed the song’s lyrical theme in a prepared statement.

“The premise of ‘Sleepwalking’ was born out of frustration more than anything,” the statement reads. “With so many problems facing us in modern life that have been predicted for years, it often feels like we’ve all passively embraced them as a sleepwalker wandering with little conscious thought. The bridge references the tale of Icarus, whose ego led to a spectacular downfall, a story that nicely mirrors the wider theme of the lyrics.”

The statement continues, “As a standalone single that we tried to keep ‘single-length’, we felt it would be right to venture outside of our usual story-driven, narrative lyrical format and attempt something new. This song was also written at a time when we were unable to meet up during various lockdowns, so it has some conceptual relevance in that respect too! We hope you enjoy it.”

The video for ‘Sleepwalking’ is a straight forward presentation. It features the band performing its new single on a darkened sound stage as the song plays over the visualization.

More information on LestWeForget’s new single and video is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Website: https://lestweforgetband.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LWForgetUK

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LWForgetUK

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Altostratus Debuts ‘Persea Americana’ Video

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Prog-metal band Altostratus debuted the video for its latest single over the weekend.

The band debuted the video for its single ‘Persea Americana‘ Friday.  The song is featured in the band’s latest album, Complete The Connection and is the third single from the album. The wholly tongue-in-cheek video follows the final days of the life of “Avocado Man.”

On one end, the video presents plenty of laughs for audiences with the very setup of a man in an avocado suit responding to orders for guacamole.  On another level, it will touch audiences deeply with its underlying lyrical theme of accepting our mortality while also entertaining audiences with its heavy musical arrangement.  The arrangement will appeal to fans of bands, such as Tesseract, Periphery and Animals As Leaders.

Bassist Andrew Smith talked about the new video in a recent interview.

“Persea Americana” and the preceding short film, “Holy Guacamole (The Consummation)” tell the story of the conception, birth, life and death of the aptly named, Avocado Man,” he said. “The original story for the video was originally intended as a framework to match the dynamics of the track but as we started creating the video and the ideas started flowing, themes of death and acceptance started weaving their way into it. The short film shows the power of will and love, and what lengths we’ll go to for the people we love. The music video, on the other hand, is about the inevitability of death, and the anxiety that comes with realizing your own mortality. Avocado Man was never meant to be, and once he and the people he loves come to terms with this, only then can they find peace. Ultimately though, it’s about an Avocado that works in the fast food industry and the spooky spells that were conjured to bring him to life.”

The teaser movie for the aforementioned short film is streaming here.

More information on Altostratus’ new single and video is available online along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://altostratusband.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/altostratusband

Twitter: http://twitter.com/altostratusuk

 

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