Tours-based Beyond the Styx debuts music video for their newest single, “Overload,” via Decibel Magazine. The track serves as the 2nd preview number from the French metallic hardcore act’s upcoming 3rd record, Sentence, due out 04 February 2022 via WTF Records (CD and vinyl) and Diorama Records (cassette). The album will be distributed via Season Of Mist.
Speaking of “Overload,” BTSTYX vocalist Emile Duputié illustrates:
“This new song is a kind of testament to my experience with confinement. Namely, the ordeal represented by this period of incarceration where almost everything was forbidden to us except to work. Ubiquitous fear of the virus, asphyxiated by media pressure, oppressed by work, diminished by isolation, and confused by the absence of space-time. Fortunately, we were still allowed to think between 2 conservative and conspiratorial salvos.
“They have tried to delude us with a new world capable of learning from its past mistakes, blah, blah, blah… Business is business. Economic growth always needs more economic growth. The system is just trying to save what it feels is most right to save, which is itself. Not the planet, not living beings, not even the harmony of peoples. Just the capitalist, individualistic, self-destructive system.
“Work, Consume, Shut up! That’s all I take away from my last few “non-essential” years. Overload!”
The single “Overload” will be available on all major digital/streaming platforms this Friday, 17 December 2021; stream/download it AT THIS LOCATION.
Last month, BTSTYX shared the xenophobia condemning single, “New World Disorder,” featuring Luis Ifer from Madrid grindcore/d-beat act Teething as the guest vocalist; download/listen to the track RIGHT HERE.
“Is our history an eternal beginning?” That’s the challenge Beyond The Styx undertakes: Embodying the flapping of a butterfly wing, become a part of the storm of change. Hit the road without counting the distance that separates the gig of tonight from the next, support each local scene so that hardcore music exists today and tomorrow, rally the people to defend respect for difference, and invite everyone to think about the drift of the values of the contemporary society so that the reality of today does not become the new hell of tomorrow.
Born in the underworld of Tours in the twilight of 2011, Beyond The Styx is inspired by a dark and violent musical universe, at the crossroads between hardcore punk, metal, and crossover thrash. The French quintet has gradually reinforced their destructive armory over the course of a demo, an EP, and two lauded LPs. An active live band, BTSTYX has unleashed their out-of-control energy in front of the crowds on more than 180 gigs all over Europe, performing alongside Terror, First blood, Nasty, Malevolence, Cold Hard Truth, Broken Teeth, and Alea Jacta Est, to name a few.
With their upcoming record, Sentence, BTSTYX incarnates themselves as a musical chimera. Patently, this album is their most freaked-out and frenetic outing, with lyrics addressing topical affairs such as uninhibited and oppressive xenophobia, global warming, the society of control, police violence, and burnout. Some of the tracks also go a little more personal, concentrating on loneliness, isolation, social withdrawal, and self-loathing. Throughout the ten rip-roaring numbers, BTSTYX manifests an authentic, incisive desire to open minds to the evils that have been gnawing away for too long at this most decadent modern society.
BTSTYX will play a torrent of live shows to support the album. Details on the shows will be announced soon.
03. New World Disorder (feat. Luis Ifer)
04. ESC XIX
05. Self Hatred
06. Chain of life
08. Scorch AD (feat. Guillaume D.)
10. Cyclops (feat. Vincent P.M.)
Emile Duputié: Vocals
Adrien Joulin: Drums
David Govindin: Rythm Guitar
Yoann César: Bass
Arnaud Morfoisse: Lead Guitar
Vocals on “New World Disorder” by Luis Ifer (Teething).
Vocals on “Scorched AD” by Guillaume Duhau (Final Shodown, Happy Face).
Vocals on “Cyclops” by Vincent Peingnart-Mancini (The Butcher’s Rodeo, Aqme).
All songs written by Beyond The Styx.
Art direction, illustrations & design by AMMO.
Recorded in July 2021 at Pole Nord Studio in Blois, France by Christian Donaldson (Despised Icon, Get The Shot, Cryptopsy…).
Engineered, mixed & mastered by Christian Donaldson.
Produced by Christian Donaldson & Beyond The Styx.
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