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Chicago's BURNED IN EFFIGY Unleash Music Video For Technical Earworm "Doomsayer"

Chicago's BURNED IN EFFIGY will be unleashing their new album "Rex Mortem" on January 28, 2022 to follow their debut EP "Terrestrial". Unlike their debut recording, which was all instrumental, this first full-length from the band will see not only new guitarists Mike Hisson and Steve Bacakos on the lineup, but also witness vocalist Mark “Smedy” Smedbron discharge his earworm fury unto the masses. The three new members join co-founding members Eddie Dec (Drums) and Matt Watkins (Bass).

Today, in lead up to the full-length's release, Burned In Effigy is premiering their latest music video for the second single "Doomsayer". As the album's opening track, it is fast-paced and the perfect technical introduction to the record. The guitar progressions alternate between tight and muted and open and harmonized, building to a crushing pre-chorus and open, melodic chorus. The lyrical themes deal with the world burning while a tyrannical king watches from on high with contempt. Bassist Matt Watkins explains further:

“Doomsayer was a song we wrote not long after our debut EP and really became the core of our sound moving forward. It incorporated more themes from death metal while retaining its balance with melody, allowing for more aggression to come through in the music. The alternation between tight muted riffing and open, harmonized melodies felt natural once we incorporated it into our repertoire. Smedy’s vocals fit right in and the lyrics illustrated the apocalyptic feel of the song and tied into the ongoing lyrical story we told through the rest of the album.”

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