French metallic hardcore insurgents Beyond the Styx share the music video for the third and final single, “Collateral” (premiered earlier via Brooklyn Vegan), from the upcoming 3rd record, Sentence. The album will be out 04 February 2022 via WTF Records (CD and vinyl) and Diorama Records (cassette) and distributed via Season Of Mist.
BTSTYX vocalist Emile Duputié offers the following in-depth commentary on the track:
“‘Collateral’ is the 12th and the last title composed for the ‘Sentence’ album. Like our daily routine for the past 2 years, the composition of this new track was particularly complicated due to repeated lockdowns. Nevertheless, this song has also shown us all the strength of character and the determination that we have been able to show in the face of this harmful daily life to finalize for the very first time in our history as a band a piece of music at a distance from one of the others.
“‘Collateral,’ as its name suggests, prevails as a kind of warning. Being the witnesses of a world adrift, many complain, bark, and get offended. But how many of them do act?
“Isolated slaves of a well-rehearsed individualistic system aimed at disorienting the masses under a flood of information or even deactivating them through repressive threats. Here we are made as docile as a condemned trendy lemming and left to go along with the movement of inaction in the face of the real threats represented by the extinction of our own planet Earth — a planet that has nothing to do with growth, purchasing power or the feeling of insecurity … a planet that reminds us that without it nothing is possible.
“The fear of change is only a feeling generated by the ignorance imposed on us by our millimeter daily life.
“Unity is strength. We have the power to act. It is certainly not politics that will save the world, but culture and music.
“Be that next COLLATERAL damage!”
“Collateral” is available as a single on all major digital/streaming platforms; stream/download it AT THIS LOCATION.
“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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