Sunday, June 30, 2024

Shaving the Werewolf Releases Animated Music Video for "Sentient Husk"

Norway's Shaving the Werewolf, known for their unique blend of noise rock and mathcore, has just released an animated music video for their single "Sentient Husk," which is taken from the band's most recent release, the "God Whisperer" EP.

The video premiered at Metal Injection and is now playing below.  

"The video is a septic mess showing a general apartment complex from the future. People are miserable, the living conditions are hostile, enveloping pollution thickens, the wealth is spread unevenly to a perverse extent and power is centralized to one individual who develops a god complex because of it," says vocalist Ottar about the clip.

He adds, "To withstand existence in such disagreeable conditions, people take to chemical solutions to dampen their symptoms—depression, feelings of alienation, loneliness, suicidal ideation, and general hopelessness. The guy on top is happy to provide whatever keeps the tenants 'happy' as long as he doesn't have to deal with their problems."

Since their inception in 2010, Shaving the Werewolf has delivered disagreeable music for disagreeable people, blending power violence, noise rock, and mathcore into an uncanny chimera. Their live shows, described as a slow-motion car crash or an endless head-smashing into a brick wall, have left audiences both gagged and worried.

They have churned up mosh pits at Høstsabbath, competed with metal extremists like Rotten Sound and God Mother, and even mooned Swedish model Vendela Kirsebom. These rat-fink hardcore pioneers are sure to leave a mark on your psyche.

Throughout their journey, Shaving the Werewolf has released several EPs, singles, and a full-length album. Last year, they released a split-tape with Bergen's hardcore antiheroes Utflod.

Next up is their EP, God Whisperer, inspired by pathological know-it-alls poisoning the world with their selfish and militant ignorance. The band delves deeper into their established sound, offering catchy hooks and jagged edges, all bathed in corrosive dissonance.

God Whisperer was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Jørgen Øiseth Berg, with artwork by Martin Mentzoni. It was released on March 22nd.

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