Video Premiere: Semuta – ‘Glacial Erratic’

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Photograph: James Rexroad

Portland, Oregon-based outfit Semuta have a brand new album, Glacial Erratic, popping out on Might 24 and Decibel is very happy to unfold the phrase by the use of the band’s new music video for the title observe. A duo comprised of vocalist/guitarist Benjamin Caragol (Burials) and drummer Ben Stoller (Prize Hog), Semuta play a type of progressive, melodic sludge metallic that’s straightforward sufficient to imbibe and heavy sufficient to bang your head to.

At present, they reveal the title observe to Glacial Erratic, alongside a enjoyable music video that highlights not simply the members of Semuta however different members of the Portland heavy music scene. Caragol defined how they got here to work with director Shelby Kray and her concepts for the video.

“Shelby Kray is a really well-known determine within the Portland music scene,”Caragol says. “For years she has been filming and modifying a number of reveals per week underneath the moniker Blue Heron Video. Nearly each time you go to a present right here, she is there filming. The concept for the storyline is de facto all her. Shelby wished to include a few of the imagery within the lyrics right into a collection of hallucinations the principle character is having. These hallucinations trigger him to blunder his method by way of the celebration whereas ruining everybody’s good time. The idea made me consider the movies made by Helms Alee, Cave In and Crimson Fang, the place they’re having enjoyable with it and never taking themselves too significantly. I like music movies which can be entertaining, so when Shelby proposed the idea I used to be instantly on board. We knew we wanted somebody actually expressive and excessive to play the position, and Jeffrey ‘Chairman’ Sofa was the apparent selection. For those who’ve ever seen his band Nasalrod you understand how large his efficiency persona could be.”

Along with the aforementioned, members of Deadly State, Dispossessed, Inny, Toim, Stoneburner, Usnea, Armed for Apocalypse and extra seem within the video for “Glacial Erratic,” making it a real celebration of the scene Semuta come from.

You may try the video under and head to Bandcamp to pre-order.


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