At its core, Burning Tongue is digestible punk songs that are more concerned with simplicity and brutality than whatever wild scale that incel guitar virtuoso has learned in their mother’s basement.
American blackened metallic hardcore band Burning Tongue have released the video for their new single Cult-De-Sac. The track is taken from their upcoming album Prisoner’s Cinema which is set for release on the 29th October 2021 through Aqualamb Records.
The video which premiered yesterday, 2nd June, via US heavy music giants Decibel Magazine was filmed during the peak of Covid Lockdown in Spring 2020, Cult-De-Sac is a “suburban paranoia” story of a seemingly normal man’s descent into madness.
The inspiration for the song itself comes from the band’s experiences growing up in idyllic north eastern suburbs where neighbors were mostly cordial but also nosey and two-faced. “Everyone had a theory about this person or a complaint about that family…but to their face, everyone put on a big smile.” Share’s vocalist Chris Marotta.
He delves deeper into the experience and motivation behind the filming of the video, “It was shot in the neighborhood that I grew up in. It’s one of those places that looks idyllic, and every house is cookie-cutter but isn’t really a community. Growing up there everyone kinda talked shit or complained about each other. Unlike the movies, no one is bringing you a jello cake to welcome you. It’s all just a facade. Even as a kid I could sense this “paranoia” amongst the neighbors…even for the banal shit.
In a serendipitous twist, the filming of the music video proved this point, “We filmed a few shots in the street and in the car that raised eyebrows amongst the neighbors. You’d see them standing outside in these socially distanced gatherings and as you would drive by they would eye us with suspicion. You’d find out later that they were asking other neighbors about what was going on with “the guy in the robe” and the car they didn’t recognize.”
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(Photographer Nathaniel Shannon)
Burning Tongue originally formed as Blackest in 2012 based on a long-running friendship between Marotta, Beaujean and Flores, who crossed paths in high school in the early 00s CT/Westchester hardcore scenes. After a series of much lauded small releases including a record handpicked by the MetalSucks and Converse teams, the band landed dates as direct support for High on Fire on the strength of their debut EP. Dates with Full of Hell, Trap Them, Shai Hulud, Sect and more followed, leading to the necessity for a debut longplayer. Recorded in 2018 and 2019 at Chapel Black in Brooklyn, drummer Wilson Flores served as the man behind the faders, eventually passing the torch to the great Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise, Severed Head of State, etc) to master the effort.
The result is a true juggernaut: Prisoner’s Cinema is Merauder on meth, Leviathan off the anti-depressants and your bulldozing soundtrack to society’s collapse.
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