• Jason Hesley

ONSLAUGHT Releases Music Video For 'Bow Down To The Clowns'

U.K.-based thrash metal veterans ONSLAUGHT have revealed a travelling circus-inspired music video for "Bow Down To The Clowns", the second single from the upcoming "Generation Antichrist" album.

Lyrically inspired by society’s tendency to allow itself to be controlled by others, the lip offers a literal depiction of dark clowns with a demonic ringmaster pulling the strings on the whole spectacle.

"Distraction and control walk hand in hand in the dark world of clowns," says ONSLAUGHT guitarist and founding member Nige Rockett. "This track tears through the unnerving facade of political deception exposing the ugly truth for all to see. This is angry music for angry people."

"It is basically a twisted take on a political travelling rally," says bassist Jeff Williams. "Freak shows and clowns, glaring neon and grim hidden recesses. A carnival of mass distractions to enrage and delight the masses to keep them under control and divided through fear, hate and self-righteous superiority…In our circus, Dumbo would've hit the floor!"

"Generation Antichrist" will be issued on August 7 via AFM Records. The long-awaited follow-up to 2013's "VI" was mixed by Daniel Bergstrand (BEHEMOTH, IN FLAMES, MESHUGGAH) at Dugout Studios in Uppsala, Sweden.

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