Denmark’s avant hardcore/noise rock trio HIRAKI has issued a powerful and energized official video for “Wonderhunt” the latest single from their impending second album, Stumbling Through The Walls. As the LP nears April release through Nefarious Industries, Metal Injection is hosting an exclusive premiere of the new video.
Stumbling Through The Walls was recorded and produced by HIRAKI at their Cube Of Eternal Doom Studio, constructed in an old farm on the outskirts of Aarhus. The record was mixed by Klaus Q Hedegaard Nielsen (Oxx, Fossils, Beta Satan), mastered by Emil Thomsen at ET Mastering, and completed with artwork by Jon Gotlev/No Heroes, and features guest vocal contributions from Cara Drolshagen (The Armed), Rikke Fink, and Anders Jørgen Mogensen (Gullo Gullo, KLoAK).
The breathtaking new “Wonderhunt” video was filmed and edited by HIRAKI and sees The Stumbler in a seemingly endless endurance test against himself in a variety of settings.
Vocalist/synth player and visual director Jon Gotlev discloses, “‘Wonderhunt’ was the first track we composed for the album and in many ways the origin from which the other songs have emerged. It’s the propulsive endeavor and repetitive impetus of elegantly stumbling through existence.”
Drummer Tim Frederiksen reveals, “Bridging music with visual elements has been a huge part of HIRAKI from day one. The video for ‘Wonderhunt’ was shot in 24 hours, all DIY, with the three of us in a packed car rushing between locations while pushing The Stumbler’s body to the max.”
Metal Injection writes with the video’s premiere, “Danish progressive synthpunk band HIRAKI pushes themselves to the absolute limit in their new single and music video ‘Wonderhunt.’ Seriously, the guy playing The Stumbler in this video deserves a nap and an award for going his consistently insane within 24 hours.”
Experience HIRAKI’s explosive “Wonderhunt” video first only at Metal Injection RIGHT HERE.
Stumbling Through The Walls will see release on LP and digital platforms through Nefarious Industries on April 9th, with a collective of independent EU labels co-releasing the vinyl.
Find preorders and links to all partners where the LP’s opening track “Common Fear,” which features guest vocals from Cara Drolshagen of The Armed, is playing HERE.
Watch for additional audio, videos, and more from Stumbling Through The Walls to be issued surrounding the album’s looming release.
As a part of Denmark’s flourishing underground scene for dark and heavy music, the HIRAKI trio deploys an aggressive style of progressive synthpunk from the edge of the abyss. The band presents this sonic assault to accompany the inevitable fact that our world is sick, and we all take part in maintaining the fucked up systematic structures. Encouraged by boundless acts like Daughters, Street Sects, and The Body, the band relies on gnawing synthesizers, ripping guitars, and crushing drums to deliver the foundation from which the vocals burst forth, with concepts about corrupted data and moral decay.
Having honed their talents into an impenetrable sonic maelstrom on stage and on record, HIRAKI has secured themselves in the Danish scene and showcase even more unhinged and explosive on their second album, Stumbling Through The Walls. And make no mistake – the band has a lot on their mind this time. Tilt the structure!