Video Premiere: Aftermath – “No Time to Waste”

Chicago old school crossover thrashers, Aftermath, are back in action with a new video from their upcoming third full-length. The video for “No Time to Waste,” the title track to the quartet’s soon-to-be released opus, is largely a lyric video (directed by Calvin West) laid over imagery shot in  Aftermath’s hometown. Well, except the post-apocalyptic scenes at the end. Like much of the material on the band’s 2019 offering, There Is Something Wrong, the vibe and message on “No Time to Waste” is definitely “wake up and take a look at what’s going on around you.”

The provocative foursome—Kyriakos “Charlie” Tsiolis (vocals), Steve Sacco (guitar), George Nektarios Lagis (bass), Ray Schmidt (drums)—don’t pull any punches musically or lyrically on their latest effort, a grinding, edgy crusher with a punchy chorus and off-kilter guitar solo. Whether or not you agree with the sentiment or message in the video, the track delivers a hefty blow in a concise three and half minutes. “No Time to Waste” was produced by vocalist Tsiolis, engineered and mixed by Chuck Macak and mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound. The single is set for release via Zoid Entertainment on September 30. Presave the new track here.

Here’s what the band had to say about their new video:

“The title track from the forthcoming album, No Time to Waste—words that everyone should live by in their daily lives. But the song is not about that. Rather it’s about all of us together having no time to waste as a free species. Everyone you talk to today says something isn’t right in the world and most can’t point out what it is that makes them feel that way. Their gut tells them something isn’t right. This song is about what we feel isn’t right with the world today and we urge people to wake up before it’s too late. It isn’t about being woke, but being awake. The song is at its core about unity and coming together to defeat our mutual enemy. Every great story has a hero and a villain. We the people are the hero in this song.”