Bay-area thrash metal band Vio-lence has premiered the official music video for the title track of its upcoming EP, “Let the World Burn.” The clip marks the third video in the bands catalog, following “World in a World” (off 1990’s “Oppressing the Masses”) and the 2020 single “California Uber Alles.” The video was directed by Robert Graves/Defiant Digital Productions.
Frontman Sean Killian said: “The memory of you will be forever forgotten when the extinction event arrives and fire becomes God. When the world burns and all is destroyed, all you know, all you believe will be forgotten forever. Let the world burn!”
Founding guitarist Phil Demmel said: “I hadn’t written a lot of thrash in the past 17 years or so but being the main songwriter for the band over the years I wanted that sound, I wanted that mid-80s raw thing, but I also wanted to capture our signature notes and structures and stuff like that.”
Filling out the band’s ranks on “Let the World Burn” alongside Demmel and Killian are original drummer Perry Strickland, former Overkill guitarist Bobby Gustafson and former Fear Factory bassist Christian Olde Wolbers. The EP was recorded with Juan Urteaga at Trident Studios (Testament, Machine Head, Exodus), with mixing handled by Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Meshuggah) and Grammy Award-winning engineer Ted Jensen (Alice in Chains, Deftones, Pantera).
Pre-order “Let the World Burn,” which will be released March 4, 2022, via Metal Blade Records, here.
VIO-LENCE TOUR DATES 2022:
5/21 Chicago, IL @ Reggies
5/24 Boston, MA @ The Middle East
5/25 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
5/26 New York, NY @ Le poisson Rouge
5/27 Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest