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TEMIC Soar with Live Acoustic Version of "Acts of Violence"

TEMIC revolve around many moving parts: djenty riffs, acrobatic drum breakdowns, neon synth runs that pump hard enough to ignite a rave. After all, they are prog's new supergroup.    

Today, TEMIC are revealing yet another piece of their proggy puzzle with a pared-down performance of what's perhaps the most tender deep cut on their new album.

Watch the video for "Acts of Violence (Live Acoustic)":

This video was directed and produced by TEMIC's drummer Simen Sandnes. It was recorded live at Stora Teatern in Gothenbrug, Sweden. The theater is just a floor up from the studio where Sandes recorded the drums on Terror Management Theory

"Acts of Violence" already showed off the softer, more introspective side of Terror Management Theory. The song fits squarely within the album's larger theme of wrestling with our own mortality, but this new acoustic version really strips those emotions bare. The recording's rafter-reaching guitar solo resigns to a jazzy piano interlude that's so delicate it could shatter at any moment beneath Diego Tejeida's nimble fingers. But Fredrik Klemp still packs plenty of firepower with his booming falsetto.   

"This impromptu, one-take performance occurred at Stora Teatern in Gothenburg, Sweden, in February 2022, during the vocal recording sessions at Top Floor Studios", says TEMIC. "The video - shot by our drummer Simen -captures the sincere and intimate nature of the moment. Fredrik and Diego didn't rehearse or pre-arrange this version; it was a real-time improvisation. It's been a month since the release of Terror Management Theory, and we're thrilled with the response it's received. To show our gratitude, we want to share this performance with you.


We hope you enjoy it!"

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