frumsýning: river black – low

Í dag frumsýnir Andfarinn lag með amerísku hljómsveitinni River Black en fyrsta breiðskífa hennar, Radiation, kemur út hjá Season of Mist sjöunda júlí næstkomandi.

Þó River Black sé ungt band þá hafa meðlimir hennar komið víða við, þar á meðal í Burnt by the Sun, en þaðan kemur meirihluti þeirra.

Samkvæmt Mike Olender fjallar “Low” um það hvernig hægt er að nota trúarbrögð til slæmra hluta.

“Our first track out, ‘Low’ is an expression of horror at how religion can become twisted and manipulated by charlatans and demagogues. It was inspired by a news report, I heard about a journalist, who spent some time with the now-deceased Isis leader ‘Johnny Jihad’. It revealed how this man used brutality with the purpose of inspiring others with similarly twisted minds. He used videos of his actions as recruiting tools. I was struck by the thought that there are people out there, who not only wouldn’t be repelled by these horrific videos, but actually excited and inspired by the images of this man gleefully sawing off the heads of the orange-clad victims kneeling before him. Faiths have always had these characters throughout history, but it is surreal to realize we are living in such dark historic times.”

Author: Andfari