“One of My Bad Days” is the name of the brand-new track from Johannesburg-based Industrialised Thrash Metal veterans Chaos Doctrine.
This is what Chaos Doctrine is known for doing best. It is angry, fast, and super heavy! It is a tale of a mass murderer relaying his crimes – not confessing, just relaying. If you like Thrash Metal with hints of Death Metal, whether you know the band’s back catalogue or not, this track will make you happy.
Chaos Doctrine Drummer Jason Eedes recalls the first time he heard the song
“I just joined the band, and the guys wanted to start rehearsing this track for our live set. I was immediately attracted to the ferocious pounding of the drums, ranging from groovy beats to outright blasts, driving the catchy riffs and the spitting vocals. Definitely one of my favourites to play live!”
Chaos Doctrine guitarist and engineer Alec Surridge comments
“When I wrote this track, I wanted something that reflects my deep love for Swedish Death Metal, but clearly says THIS IS CHAOS DOCTRINE. We took a much lighter Industrial touch this time to leave the spotlight on heavy guitar riffs and maintain that old school feel, and when Dr D laid down a vocal (that I can only describe as Sepultura-meets-Testament), I knew we hit that magic spot!”
The band’s bass guitarist and band visual artist Phil Carstens agrees
“This track is definitely much more classic old school Thrash: relentless riffs, grooving drums, and lyrics about a mass murderer that freely admits to everyone he killed but refuses to accept any guilt!”
“One of My Bad Days” also brings the band’s second collaboration with a South African visual artist for the track imagery (the first being Martyr’s track image done by Lisa Botes of ‘Art Defrosted’). This time, the band worked with local Surrealist Artist Ras Steyn, who is making a name for himself producing outstanding artworks that harken back to masters like Dali.
The band’s vocalist Dr D explains how this happened
“I came across Ras’s portfolio on Facebook, and I absolutely love his stuff. We started talking about a collab, and when the band agreed that ‘One of My Bad Days’ would be our next single, I knew his work would be perfect to reflect the overall song pathos and intent. He did NOT disappoint, it is great!’.
Ras Steyn comments
“When Chaos Doctrine asked me to create the art for their new single, I listened to the track a few times and knew that I had full license to amplify my already dark Surrealist style. It’s a deeply distressing song so I had to respond with an equally unnerving and confrontational cover. It was a beautifully dark experience and one hell of a ride! And I’m ready for more of their stuff!”
Have a listen to “One Of My Bad Days” below:
You can find the links to download / stream the new track HERE.
Catch Chaos Doctrine live at their first ever in-person Metal4Africa event on 29 July and look out for news on their rapidly approaching third full-length studio release. Until then, catch glimpses of ‘One of My Bad Days’ featuring in a few of their promo videos on their social media pages!
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