VIOLENT LIFE VIOLENT DEATH premiere new video for “Choke”

Charlotte metallic hardcore band VIOLENT LIFE VIOLENT DEATH will be performing shows in the Southeast this summer in support of their newly released EP, Sadness Rains, that’s out now on Innerstrength Records. In anticipation for the concerts, the band has dropped a new music video today for their single “Choke” at Watch the video below and catch the band live!


“Lyrically, Choke touches on the darker side of humanity” says vocalist Scott Cowan. “You really don’t know some people like you think you do, especially in dealing with what goes on behind closed doors. It also calls out our manipulative and selfish tendencies through our interactions with others and the world around us, even to the point where we intentionally cause pain and hatred in order to twist things to our advantage.” Guitarist Joseph Benham describes the song’s musical element, stating “Sonically we wanted to mirror the sentiment described in the lyrics, keeping the overall tone dark and bleak with hints of desperation at the hands of unbridled power.” 

VIOLENT LIFE VIOLENT DEATH broke out on the Charlotte hardcore/metal scene in mid-2016, viciously summoning influences reminiscent of Zao, with an in-your-face, chaotic, Every Time I Die-like edge.  The band has two releases under their belt; V-EP (2016) that Lambgoat dubbed “a formidable debut,” and Come, Heavy Breath (2018) that MetalSucks describes as “a molotov cocktail of metallic hardcore.” The band recently inked a deal with Innerstrength Records and released their most intense record to date Sadness Rainssoon after.


VIOLENT LIFE VIOLENT DEATH is Scott Cowan (Vocals), Joseph Benham (Guitar), Joey Park (Guitar), Justin Campbell (Bass) and David Holquin (Drums).

July 20 – Greenville, NC – Backdoor Skate Shop
July 30 – Charlotte, NC – Skylark Social Club
July 31 – Charlotte, NC – The Milestone Club
Sep 11 – Asheville, NC – The Odditorium
Sep 14 – West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern (Perception of Energy Fest)

Sadness Rains Tracklisting:
Love In Violet
Sadness Rains
Hissing Tongue

For More Information: 

Related posts

VIOLENT LIFE VIOLENT DEATH – Decibel Magazine Premieres “Grave Walk” Video; The Color Of Bone EP By North Carolina Metallic Hardcore Act Out Now On Innerstrength Records


VIOLENT LIFE VIOLENT DEATH – No Echo Streams The Color Of Bone By North Carolina Metallic Hardcore Act


VIOLENT LIFE VIOLENT DEATH – Lambgoat Premieres “Dead With Me” By North Carolina Metallic Hardcore Outfit


Leave a Comment

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. More...

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.