I Won’t Backdawn


French metal band release new clip

French extreme metal quartet Backdawn recently unleashed their latest work I Shall Burn Your Empire and today the band reveal a brand new music video for the title track. The video was shot in an abandoned building in their native France, and co-directed by Cannes based Sylvain Renault and Alexandre Coesnon.

Vocalist Chris Snaeder comments, “This song discusses politics, and the reversal of power we probably need. This is the telling of a man who warns leaders that he will throw them off their thrones. This song also explores the idea of building or creating something anew.”

I Shall Burn Your Empire is a darker and more mature offering than that of the band’s 2013 debut Through Extermination. Vocalist and lead guitarist Chris Snaeder elaborates, “I Shall Burn Your Empire is a complete “hate bible” that I wrote to spit all my anger out…”

The album features artwork by French artist Ink4rt and was recorded and mixed by Clement Decrock of Boss Hog Studio France before mastering by Annihilator’s Jeff Waters at his Watersound Studio, Canada. “We wanted to have a loud, aggressive, high-gain and modern sound,” states Chris. “We worked in minute detail on every sound on this album, each guitar has been recorded using two different amps, we used a different bass than usual, we took a lot of time to design the drum sound as well. We wanted to produce something with a lot of personality…”

I Shall Burn Your Empire is out now and can be streamed in full HERE!


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