Deadline, The pioneers of the ‘New Wave of South African Heavy Metal’ are back with the 4th Single and Video called ‘Vitriol’ from their long-awaited 3rd album Vitriol Inc (set for release on Friday 5 May 2023).
The band openly bow down to the memory of 80’s Thrash Metal, Power Metal, Heavy Metal and on occasion Sleaze Rock, as they march with intent and pride. Vitriol Inc is undoubtedly their most daring release yet!
Deadline frontman Frontman Jessy Switchblade comments on the new track
“It’s the only song on the album that actually follows the Deadline / Lady Blitzkrieg / San Lombardo story. The song is a metaphor for power and elitism and revolves around a weapons and armaments corporation in the city of San Lombardo called Vitriol Inc run by the very corrupt Judge Mental, acting mayor of San Lombardo.”
“It is a full on raging thrasher with a very melodic chorus and a very beautiful movie noir piece in the middle. Inspired by Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’, it fits perfectly with our new sound and direction and will be the final single of this album run before we release the actual album, Vitriol Inc.”
Check out the music video for “Vitriol” below:
You can download / stream Deadline‘s latest track HERE.
More info about Deadline
Deadline is a heavy metal band from South Africa that was formed in 2014. They have released two albums and an EP and are known for their energetic live shows. The band has been awarded 6 South African Metal Music Awards and has a dedicated fanbase called the “Deadline Heavy Metal Crew”
Led by the charismatic Frontman Jessy Switchblade, the band’s lineup includes guitarists Judge Mental and The Skullprit, bassist Damian Dread, and percussionist and backup vocalist Wrighteous Mike. Their music pays homage to the 80s and transcends genres and generations.
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