|Massachusetts metal veterans WITHIN THE RUINS have debuted the video for their new single ‘Beautiful Agony’, the second to be taken from their album Halfway Human, out 3rd March via Long Branch Records.
“It has a darker vibe than most of our previous material and this video totally conveys that,”guitarist Joe Cocchi told Metal Injection who premiered ‘Beautiful Agony’. “Justin Reich did an amazing job with the video!”
Watch the video here: http://www.metalinjection.net/video/within-the-ruins-offer-dark-sexualized-video-for-new-song-beautiful-agony
‘Beautiful Agony’ and previous single ‘Death Of A Rockstar’ are available on all major streaming services, with both available as an instant download with pre-orders.
Pre-order Halfway Human here: https://WithinTheRuins.lnk.to/HalfwayHuman
Within The Ruins will release Halfway Human on via Long Branch Records (Europe) andEntertainment One (ROW). The band recorded the new effort from their own studio with producer and guitar player Joe Cocchi at the helm. Vocal production took place at Zing studios in Westfield, MA withJim Fogarty (Killswitch Engage, The Devil Wears Prada).
“The writing process was a bit different for this album,” says Cocchi. “We took a step back and kind of reviewed some of our older material. Typically we’d rush and blast out a group of songs and then hit the studio. At the time it felt right. And It had a more organic feel. Now because of a combination of maturity and honestly just feeling sick of the same old formula, we really focused on creating something different sounding.”
Halfway Human will be the band’s follow up to the critically acclaimed Phenomena LP released in 2014 which Metal Injection called a “well refined album with more surprises than one would expect.”
Cocchi concludes, “we went back to a more organic style of writing and production. I personally was finally able to abandon a lot of my writing habits or ‘rules,’ if you will. No more ‘oh, that part doesn’t really sound like us, have to change that,’ type of bullshit. Doing that created a fresher sound. This is the most raw and extreme sounding material we’ve ever written. Keep an eye out for studio blogs and more updates.”
Born and bred in the same heavy metal rich Northeast soil as New Wave Of American Heavy Metal progenitors Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, Unearth and Shadows Fall and weaned on the dark sounds of classic death metal, the technical melodicism of Scandinavia and the precision staccato crunch of Meshuggah, Within The Ruins have busted their collective ass to carve out a unique identity for themselves from those ingredients.
Within The Ruins are refreshingly authentic, feverishly committed and have proven that they will endure. Filled with power, deserving of utter respect, armed with concise compositions and technical might, Within The Ruins will not be stopped.