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For Immediate ReleaseBrooklyn, NY Industrial/Rock artists Heavy Halo release their new music video “Black Seed”. Their self-titled debut album to be released this year on Negative Gain. “‘Black Seed’ is about the despair and nihilism that grows in us all with repeated exposure to failure. This darkness spreads then radiates outward, corrupting everything we touch. “Black Seed” echoes back to 90’s grunge and industrial, reminiscent of artists such as Stabbing Westward, Nine Inch Nails, and Filter and still rings true today. The video, directed by Meta Armory and styled by Whatever21, conveys the stalemate of self-destruction. We’re tortured by disembodied hands, our shadow selves. But ultimately, we claw through by filling the void with noise.”Black Seed” is off Heavy Halo’s self-titled debut album that will be released November 5th on Alternative/Electronic label Negative Gain. Pre-order information will be made avaiable soon. The music video for “Black Seed” can be seen below.
|About Heavy Halo|
|Heavy Halo is a Goth-Grunge blood-pact forged in the NYC underground between McKeever and Gosteffects. The band takes the spirit and existential angst of Alternative and Industrial and passes it through the shattered prism of the internet age, refracted and made new. Jagged guitars and raw electronics explode over gut-rattling 808’s. But at their core, Heavy Halo are melody junkies, lacing tracks with shameless hooks and McKeever’s 100% unfiltered vocals.|
As direct as the music is, the origin of the band is anything but straightforward…
McKeever spent years studying composition at Columbia University while playing every sweat-soaked DIY venue possible. Gosteffects was banging out weaponized techno at illegal raves across the country. Finally, the two met and immediately felt something in common: both would be dead if they didn’t create music.
Heavy Halo wouldn’t come together until after McKeever went through a chaotic spiral that sent him to New Orleans, Los Angeles, a psychiatric ward, and back.
They regrouped in New York’s pandemic wasteland, holed up in Gosteffect’s studio built in a former hospital. Driven by desperation and claustrophobia, clawing up the walls as they closed in, they ended up crafting the most emotional songs either had ever recorded. The resulting album is pure catharsis.
Heavy Halo is getting up after life beats the shit out of you and spitting back in its face.
In all this conflict, Heavy Halo is the revenge.