With *Monocle”, their first album for over a decade set for release on Dark Essence Records on the 8th September, ATROX have today debuted the opening track from the album in the form of a video by Snorre Hovdal of Dispenser Media.
According to the band, Hovdal was chosen because of his previous work with two of the band members on their DRONTHEIM project, and he was given the song with the brief that it should be dark. More than satisfied with the result, ATROX felt that ” that’s what happens when small boys play with rocks…witches come in many sizes”. The video is currently streaming exclusively at the following:
Lords of Metal (Netherlands): http://www.lordsofmetal.nl/nl/streams/view/id/626
Eternal Terror (Norway): https://eternal-terror.com/articles/index.php?id=1829&type=A
Ultraje (Portugal): http://ultraje.pt/atrox-mass/
Legacy (Germany): http://www.legacy.de/exklusives/803-exklusive-video-premiere-atrox-mass.html
Spark Rock Magazine (czech republic): http://www.spark-rockmagazine.cz/industrialove-atrox-se-vraci-po-9-letech
Rock Tribune (Belgium): https://www.facebook.com/RockTribune/
About the track itself, the band had this to say: “The reason for us picking “Mass” for a video was due to the energy and structure of the song – which is aggressive and straight to the point. It also represents the album well, giving you a vibe about what it’s all about; a darker side of us and how we’re observing the world around us”.
Today’s ATROX lineup comprises Rune Folgerø on Vocals, viNd on Guitars, Rune Sørgård on Guitars & Technology, Tor Arne Helgesen on Drums and Erik Paulsen on Bass, and with “Monocle” the band is back stronger than ever. The sound has been fine-tuned so that what was once an atmospheric mix of Death and Doom Metal has become much more progressive, experimental and industrial. It is an album that shows a darker side to the band, with more epic and atmospheric elements than before. Consolidating the unique ATROX sound within the album are catchy and upbeat sections.
Artwork for “Monocle” is by Rune Folgerø and Erik Paulsen. Tracklisting is as follows:
5. Suicide Days
6. For We Are Many