“The track is powerfully somber, and I think shows the ferocity and rawness of a LO! live performance.” — Adrian Shapiro, LO!
Ghost Cult is pleased to unveil the striking visual accompaniment to “Bombardier” from Australian post-metal/sludge practitioners, LO!. Directed by Will Robertson, the clip was shot on location in Japan earlier this year and comes by way of the band’s Vestigial full-length released in 2017 via Pelagic Records.
“Obviously, it’s a bit of a different clip for us,” notes bassist Adrian Shapiro, “as it’s more of an ambient track but could quite possibly be one of the most intense clips we’ve made. All the footage was shot on our tour of Japan earlier this year by a film maker Will Robertson who accompanied us on the tour. It’s a very intense journey of our live performances with the travel and people and scenarios we encountered on the tour. The track is powerfully somber, and I think shows the ferocity and rawness of a LO! live performance.
View LO!’s “Bombardier” at Ghost Cult at THIS LOCATION.
If you missed it, view LO’s previously released “Gods Of Ruin” and “Locust Christ” videos below.
Stream Vestigial in full HERE.
LO!‘s third full-length album, Vestigial, is truly next level. The songs are well-crafted and have a larger scope than their predecessors, the sound is heavy yet organic, there is a greater harmonic density behind their stupefyingly heavy riffs and they simply sound tighter than ever before. These are anthems for a maddening world run by monsters of our own making.
“LO! have come to remind you of glorious times; times when Mastodon were using samples of Jurassic Park to kick off their records,” wrote Metal Hammer UK on the band’s debut album Look And Behold. And in fact, song titles like “Megafauna” or “Hall Of Extinct Mammals” show that LO! have always been interested in man’s relationship with the natural world. Themes of extinction, circuses, and animal exploitation were explored on the band’s 2015 EP The Tongueless, “so it was a nice lead in to where we are at now on Vestigial,” noted vocalist Sam Dillon upon Vestigial’s release, “with a revisit of the outro from the EP as the intro on album number three.”
A world where politics resemble black comedies, where guns have become an aspect of culture, and where addiction to technology is the norm lies at the lyrical heart of Vestigial. “There are several repeated characters throughout the album,” Dillon reveals. “The Judas Steer, the Locust Christ… these are antiheroes, the wolves among sheep figuratively. The ghastly Donald Trumps, The Kim Jong-Uns, the extremists and ignorant tyrants of our modern lives…” Fans of Mastodon, Cursed, Cult Of Luna, Converge, Breach, Black Breath, and the like, don’t sleep on this.
“…one pissed off album, mixing sludge, post metal and black metal into a hateful brew of aggressive metal.” — Heavy Blog Is Heavy
“With such a strong and unsettling artistic vision across numerous media, LO! are strong contenders to carry the torch borne for so long by Adam Jones and Tool, in terms of the level of care and handling given to the presentation of their work, with music and visuals married into one unified statement.” — Antihero Magazine
“Vestigial is the sound of a band coming into their own and realizing the musical power they wield. The fact that LO! can make such dense and angry music something that could be called beautiful (in all its grotesque savagery), that’s an accomplishment and why the band shouldn’t be a secret much longer.” — New Noise
“…a vile, evil, intensive yet very satisfying heavy release, one that molds elements of the heavy music giants such as Converge, Lamb Of God, and Meshuggah to create a familiar but damned solid record overall.” — Kill Your Stereo