Man, Violent Life Violent Death are sticking to portraying their name in their art as close as humanly possible. The band just released their new EP Sadness Rains and the music video for "Choke" is really dark and exceptionally violent, which they themselves will also tell you.
"Lyrically, Choke touches on the darker side of humanity" says vocalist Scott Cowan. "You really don't know some people like you think you do, especially in dealing with what goes on behind closed doors. It also calls out our manipulative and selfish tendencies through our interactions with others and the world around us, even to the point where we intentionally cause pain and hatred in order to twist things to our advantage."
Guitarist Joseph Benham describes the song's musical element, stating "Sonically we wanted to mirror the sentiment described in the lyrics, keeping the overall tone dark and bleak with hints of desperation at the hands of unbridled power."
Grab Sadness Rains here and catch Violent Life Violent Death on tour.
July 20 – Greenville, NC – Backdoor Skate Shop
July 30 – Charlotte, NC – Skylark Social Club
July 31 – Charlotte, NC – The Milestone Club
Sep 11 – Asheville, NC – The Odditorium
Sep 14 – West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern (Perception of Energy Fest)