Video Premiere: Matriarchs – “Everything I Love Dies”

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California metallic hardcore band Matriarchs have just released a new animated video for their track “Everything I Love Dies,” featuring Billy Graziadei of Biohazard. Drummer Ben Levi says about the track, “This song is about the struggles of negative thinking and how it leads to self-fulfilling prophecies.”

The band initially formed in L.A. in 2012 in the tradition of beatdown and metallic hardcore from the ’90s New York scene.

In 2018, Matriarchs parted ways with vocalist Richard Barthel. After teaming up with Jeremy Valentyne and Brandon Wolfe to produce their new release, adding veteran Carlos Pagan to the line up on guitar, David Rubenhold on bass, and meeting new Vocalist K Enagonio during the pandemic, the band found the new fire they needed.

Over the quarantine, they wrote their second full-length, Year of The Rat. Last year saw the band touring the United States and Europe as well as adding second guitarist Joe Kenney (See Through You/First Blood) and self-releasing an EP, The Shape Of Cunts To Come, adding melodic and industrial elements to their music.

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