Italian progressive occult metal visionaries VOID OF SLEEP recently unveiled their brand new video for “New World Order,” the title track of their latest full-length out now via Aural Music.
Issues the band: “With this video, we just wanted to enhance the main theme of the song, which is the struggle between good and evil and the triumph of the so-called dark side inherent in human consciousness. We are absolutely proud of the final result which is more than a video clip, it’s a proper short film with some serious thrilling vibes.”
“New World Order” is a short movie by Gerardo Lamattina starring Baron of Mordax, Molly Bloom and VOID OF SLEEP. View the near-ten-minute clip below:
A seven-track concept offering thrusting forth a cosmic amalgam of stoned out, progressive sludge rock where epic rhythms melt into bottom heavy doom breakdowns, complex time signatures, and psychedelia, New World Order was captured by bassist Riccardo Pasini (Ephel Duath, The Secret) at Studio73 in Ravenna, Italy and mastered by Collin Jordan (Eyehategod, Indian, Wovenhand, Voivod etc.) at The Boiler Room in Chicago, Illinois.
Reaping the approval of fans and critics both stateside and abroad, New World Order landed at the #12 position on MetalSucks’ Top 15 of 2015. Dead Rhetoric hailed a record that fell, “somewhere in the netherworlds of sludgy doom, proggy doom, and occult doom,” Outlaws Of The Sun warned, “embrace the darkness as New World Order is a stunning record, while Metal Temple, in an 8/10 score, called New World Order, “simply captivating.” Added The Obelisk in a thorough breakdown of the record, “Split into two sides, New World Order presents its atmosphere through its theme and through the sound of the material itself – precise but not too clean. Early on, with the opening duo of ‘The Devil’s Conjuration’ and ‘Hidden Revelations,’ VOID OF SLEEP show themselves to be capable of melding complex structures with resonant hooks, the melodies and shouts banding together in order to make an individual impression as ‘Slaves Shall Serve’ takes hold leading into the side A closer ‘Ordo ab Chao,’ which slows down and spreads out earlier intensity as a precursor to some of the second half of the album’s more grandiose sensibilities. Those manifest quickly in the side B intro ‘Lords Of Conspiracy’ – one may recognize the same from which this record derives its title from Ministry’s use of it in ‘N.W.O.’ circa 1992 – but only get more expansive as VOID OF SLEEP push through the title-track and into the fourteen-minute closer ‘Ending Theme.'”
VOID OF SLEEP’s New World Order is now via Aural Music at THIS LOCATION.
Forged in Ravenna, Italy, VOID OF SLEEP is comprised of guitarist Gale, vocalist/guitarist Burdo, drummer Allo and bassist Paso. Following a three-song promo EP, Giants & Killers, which garnered the attention of Italian imprint, Aural Music, the band released their full-length debut, Tales Between Reality And Madness. The record proved wholly engrossing both sonically and thematically with lyrics exploring the darkest corners of the human psyche, oneiric visions and lysergic nightmares. With New World Order, VOID OF SLEEP continues their multi-faceted, audio journey towards oblivion. New World Order comes shrouded in the arcane cover creation of Simone Bertozzi who relays of the work, “while doing it I experienced the breath of Lucifer on my back, the Illuminati around the corner and reptilians getting ready for my abduction. Coincidence? I think not.”