Video Premiere: Celebrating Sci-Fi Dystopia, and a Debut Album, with Voraath

We’ve made mention of Carolina’s cinematic sci-fi proggy death metal aliens Voraath in this space before. See here. Well, they’re back with yet another Shudder/SyFy worthy, seemingly budget-busting work of dystopian video art. “The Leviathan’s Keep” is about…well…you can read the band’s statement on the topic of the song and video below, but most significantly and triumphantly it comes as part of the band’s forthcoming debut album, Vol. 1: The Hymn of the Hunters (to be issued by Exitus Stratagem Records next month) and also the first significant bout of touring of the band’s history. Dates, video/song, contact info below. Here’s what they had to say about their latest offering:

“‘The Leviathan’s Keep’: This song is actually a prequel to our main story line. In our musical lore, we are survivalists who take odd jobs in a dystopian society for resources for our village. We took a contract to escort a EOS Corporation scientist to a classified location in the mountains to recover data on a deceased entity. Our mission is to activate the IC-B18 energy barrier that isolates the area of operation and protect the scientist at all cost. Due to an intense GRS (Gamma Ray Storm), the relay drone used to communicate and initiate the barrier was destroyed which prompted an emergency evacuation, unfortunately the extraction point is occupied by savage mutant cannibals. The song follows our failed mission as we fight to survive the treacheries of the mountain. The end of the song has a unique twist as our curiosity gets the better of us and we discover what EOS corp was researching; the corpse of a cosmic entity that will change our lives forever. The music is the culmination of primitive brutal rhythmic patterns and the epic soundscapes of survival. We are excited to share what we feel is something very unique in the metal and music community.”

Tour Dates w/ Gorgatron, Casket Robbery, Voraath
June 19 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
June 21 – Missoula, MT – The Dark Horse
June 22 – Richland, WA – Ray’s Golden Lion
June 23 – Seatle, WA – The Funhouse
June 24 – Portland, OR – Twilight Cafe and Bar
June 26 – San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
June 27 – Hollywood, CA – Knucklehead
June 28 – San Diego, CA – Brick by Brick
June 29 – San Louis Obispo, CA – Humdinger Brewing
June 30 – Tempe, AZ – Metal Head’s Clubhouse
July 1 – El Paso, TX – Rock House
July 2 – Thornton, CO – Trailside Saloon
July 3 – Albuquerque, NM – Rensden
July 5 – Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live
July 6 – Corpus Christi, TX – Boozerz Rock Bar
July 7 – Houston, TX – The Compound
July 8 – New Orleans, LA – The Goat
July 9 – Nashville, TN – The End
July 10 – Springfield, MO – The Odyssey
July 11 – Lincoln, NB – Cosmic Eye
July 12 – Kansas City, MO – Farewell
July 13 – Sioux Falls, SD – Bigs

August 24 – Battle Creek, MI – Michigan Metal Fest