Multinational thrash legends Exumer have released a video for “King’s End” a track off of their latest Hostile Defiance. This is the band’s fifth release, which debuted last month via Metal Blade Records. The album hit German charts on position 42, the highest chart entry in the band’s history.
The concept for the “King’s End” video is to visually pay homage to the late 1980s-early 1990s MTV/Headbangers Ball when CGI became available as a tool to add effects that would be otherwise financially impossible to afford. The video was shot, edited, and directed by Goreminister in Essen (Turock Club)/Germany during Exumer’s last European dates.
Exumer vocalist Mem V. Stein, “We were approached by our buddy Goreminister, who has his own YouTube channel and is a pretty known character in the Metal scene in and around Essen, if we would be interested in a new video that resembles old Headbanger’s Ball clips. We instantly were on board with the concept and are now excited to launch something that uniquely resembles the early 90s over the top videos we devoured back when Metal was still on Television.”
On creating Hostile Defiance Stein explains, “We wanted to sonically progress, incorporating more melodic elements in the music as well as more rhythmic variety,” Stein continues, “We are a lot braver trying to create an up to date and relevant sound that can easily stand alone in today’s thrash landscape without sounding trite or a throwback, and we’re challenging the listener not to get too comfortable with one specific feel, tempo or pace.”
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Exumer Tour Dates:
Exumer “Summer Hostilities” tour 2019
June 7 – Mühlteich, Germany – Chronical Moshers Festival
June 8 – Berlin, Germany – BiNuu
June 9 – Oschersleben, Germany – Rock & Metal Dayz
June 20 – Mannheim, Germany – 7er Club
June 21 – Gardelegen, Germany – Metal Frenzy
June 22 – Büssfeld, Germany – M.i.s.e. Open Air 2019
Aug. 9 – Lisboa Vagos, Portugal – Metal Festival
Aug. 10 – Jaromer, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault