Extreme metal titans Cattle Decapitation have just released a video for their song ‘Bring Back The Plague’, with each member filming their parts self-isolating in their homes.
The tongue-in-cheek video offers a light-hearted take on the eerily prescient lyrics of the track, which appeared on the band’s eighth full-length album, ‘Death Atlas’.
Vocalist Travis Ryan had this to say of the video, which comes just a few weeks after the band were forced to cancel their ironically titled Europandemic Tour across Europe and the UK.
“With the cancellation of our ironically titled ‘Europandemic Tour’ and social distancing recommendations set in place, we found ourselves with not much to do. So we figured why not address the elephant in the room in the form of a music video for ‘Bring Back The Plague’ and just film it on our mobile phones instead of with an actual crew. Dave didn’t even have access to a drum kit, and nobody is leaving their houses anyway, so we decided to lighten the mood with a video. Everything from the band name to the lyrics to the merchandise to the imagery have always been heavily steeped in metaphors and irony always with tongue firmly in cheek, so this new video by David Hall at Uneasy Sleeper may just be our coup de gras… for better, or for worse. Just don’t take it too seriously, we obviously didn’t. Sit back, have a laugh if you can, and stay the fuck home at all times possible.”
You can stream and watch the video for ‘Bring Back The Plague’ below.
The band’s eighth full-length album, ‘Death Atlas’, is out now through Metal Blade Records.