Canadian metallic hardcore outfit VULTURES have streamed their second video 'Rat King', from their forthcoming EP Hunger, due 4th October.
The claymation 'Rat King' was premiered via Kerrang! Magazine, who said the new video is like "being mugged by Wallace and Gromit". You can now watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOKnONIoUp0
Created by Yatka Fedak of Clay Day, guitarist Cole Lamb comments: “'Rat King' is a much more straightforward song that puts all of its weight on the gas pedal both sonically and lyrically. In fitting with the general theme of Hunger, ‘Rat King’ tells another story about the effects of substance abuse, this time from the first person perspective of an addict who is experiencing withdrawal between fixes. There are no subtleties in this track — it’s visceral, dark and blunt.
“Visually, we went with a claymation because the idea of an animated video was very provocative to us. We won’t beat around the bush — this is a silly video, we know. We aren’t caught up in an aesthetic or a persona as a band, and at the end of the day we want to have a good time with what we are doing, which is why we didn’t think twice about it when we saw the finished product. Shout out to our homies Wallace and Gromit.”
VULTURES convey an unapologetic and visceral energy through their brand of hardcore. With sonic inspirations that include the likes of Converge, Every Time I Die, and The Dillinger Escape Plan, the band combine the technicality and bite of metal with the attitude of hardcore punk in order to deliver performances with unrivalled potency and aggression and no little amount of fun.
VULTURES now prepare to release their second EP Hunger, six tracks that put forth an attack of driving riffs and incendiary finger-pointing in just under twenty minutes. Hunger was produced, mixed, and mastered by Tim Creviston (Misery Signals, Spiritbox), and features Larissa Stupar (Venom Prison) on track five, 'This Hunger'.
Initially playing local DIY house shows as a means of introducing themselves in 2016, VULTURES have since proceeded to support metal heavyweights Enterprise Earth, Archspire, '68 and plenty more.
In the wake of this upcoming release, the band will broaden their horizons and make waves worldwide. VULTURES will embark on their largest tour yet in support of the EP, including their first foray into the USA, and will perform shows with Despised Icon and Cancer Bats.
21st Lucky Bar - Victoria, BC w/ Cancer Bats
23rd Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC w/ Despised Icon
2nd Munnins Post - BC
3rd Clever Rabbit - Edmonton, AB
4th Black Cat Tavern - Saskatoon, SK
5th Sloth Records - Calgary, AB
6th Salmo Hotel - Salmo, BC
7th Real Art Tacoma - Tacoma, WA
8th La Voyeur - Olympia, WA
9th Old Nicks Bar - Eugene, OR
10th Little Red Lion - Eureka, CA
11th The Red Hat Concord - San Francisco, CA
12th Til Two Club - San Diego, CA
13th Yucca Tap Room - Phoenix, AZ
14th Ward 6 - Tucson, AZ
15th Old Towne Pub Pasadena - Los Angeles, CA
16th Xbar - San Jose, CA
17th Sheas Tavern - Reno, NV
18th Concrete Lodge - Redding, CA
19th East Side Bar And Grill - Portland, OR
20th The Capitol - Bend, OR
21st Funhouse - Seattle, WA