DIVIDED have just released a brand new song and music video featuring Björn “Speed” Strid. The SOILWORK / THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA mainman lent his unmistakable voice to the band’s new song, “Meteorite”, which is featured on the their second full-length, “Behind Your Neon Eyes”, released today via Nail Records and available on multiple online streaming platforms.
Divided – Meteorite (feat. Björn ‘Speed’ Strid)
divideD – Behind Your Neon Eyes online streaming:
(Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Deezer, Google Play Music, etc.)
Melodic modern rock, AOR, synthwave and the earworm pop melodies of the neon-age of the ‘80s entwined with massive rock music – the new album of DIVIDED is a clash of the past and futuristic themes that evoke nostalgia and sounds undeniably modern at the same time. “Behind Your Neon Eyes” is undeniably destined to become a new favourite among the ever-growing fanbase of THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA and BEAST IN BLACK, and certainly holds tunes to remember even for the most devoted lovers of DEF LEPPARD, BON JOVI and DOKKEN.
Beside Björn “Speed” Strid, the album also features Flo V. Schwarz (Pyogenesis) on vocals in the song “Until The Stars Turn Cold” It was recorded and mixed by guitarist Dániel Szabó (psyKlone) and the stunningly retro-futuristic cover art was designed by Hidrico Rubens. Check out the lyric videos of previously published new songs “[futurenation]” and “Roll Out!” as well!
divideD – Roll Out! (Official Lyric Video)
divideD – [futurenation] (Official Lyric Video)
Comments of psyKlone (guitars, programming) about “Meteorite”:
“Meteorite was the song that washed away the dam from creativity’s way during the Spring when we realized that we only had like 3 months before the deadline to hand over the master for the album and there were only 5 songs ready for the record. We always wanted a song for this album that had that late 80s hit vibe you saw by the melodic rock/metal hotshots in Headbanger’s Ball around 1989, but with a modern twist. We finished the first demo in about 3 days with a lot of influence drawn from Hot In The Shade-era KISS, Danger Danger or Ratt, but also wanted to add some AOR and pop/rock feeling to it too. Guitars gently lay behind the catchy vocal melodies, are not too dominant in the choruses but they bring in the drive to the verse parts. When the first demo was done, we instantly knew that somehow we must bring in Björn ‘Speed’ Strid, the singer of Soilwork and The Night Flight Orchestra to lend his voice to the song as it has some of that certain The Night Flight Orchestra vibe we love in their tunes. Due to the unfortunate events earlier this year, we managed to get this collaboration together. Luckily Speed was very ardent and 100% professional during this work together, and the results definitely speak for themselves. A sci-fi themed music video was also shot for Meteorite directed by Peter Lerch, which we think is our best video so far. This is one of the songs we are most proud of on Behind Your Neon Eyes, hope you will dig it too!”
“Behind Your Neon Eyes” is the band’s second studio album, following the debut from 2017, “Modulus”. It’s now available as the bonus CD of the July/August double edition of HammerWorld Magazine (Hungary) and also as a Digipak CD edition, with a different cover art, 10 pages of leporello booklet limited to 500 copies. The Package version also includes shirts, posters and pins.
DIVIDED has been around in the Hungarian metal scene since 2015. Their style, arenacore is characterized by big, catchy choruses tracking back to the ‘80s arena rock outfits infused with synthwave and pop hooks,modern electronica and industrial styles.
Their debut album, “Modulus” came out in November 2017 with 12 original songs. The songs on the record relied heavily on projecting strong vibes and different moods of a bleak, dystopian future. The second album will be released in July 2020, but instead of the blue glow of a dystopian future, “Behind Your Neon Eyes” will shine in the gleaming neone colors of the late ‘80s. If their first record jumped to the bleak world of Aliens, this one will phase you to the 2015 seen in Back To The Future II with its much more arena rock oriented songs and the warm, analog synth sounds of the retrowave movement.
Their live shows are built on strong visuals, stage looks are tailored to sci-fi scenery, the dynamic performance and the synced VJ scenes in the background make the crowd go crazy partying.
Divided: Behind Your Neon Eyes
2020.07.10. // NAIL Records (HMR Music Kft.) // NAILCD317
02. Roll Out
03. Don’t Turn Away
05. Meteorite (feat. Björn “Speed” Strid – Soilwork / The Night Flight Orchestra)
06. Follow You
07. Space Samurai
08. The Last Starfighter
10. Beam Me Up
11. Until The Stars Turn Cold (feat. Flo V. Schwarz – Pyogenesis)
Brother Belmont – lead vocals
psyKlone – guitars, programming
Void – guitars
Sol – bass
Stalkher Jr. – drums