Today, Norwegian eclectic hard rock band WHITE VOID are proud to present This Apocalypse Is For You, the second single from their upcoming debut album, Anti, which is scheduled to be released on March 12th, 2021.
Like its predecessor this catchy uptempo tune is accompanied by a stylish music video, but now the imagery is a lot more surreal and symbol-laden.
Front man Lars Nedland comments on the song: “The absurd can never be permanently accepted. It requires constant confrontation, unbroken revolt.
“If you fail revolting, This apocalypse is for you!
“This is a song about crises. Also, it’s a song to put some boogie in your life. Because everyone needs boogie!
“The video was beautifully created by animation wizard Joakim Storsve and editor Daniel Øverland, and draws inspiration from the oil painting ‘Adrift’ by Jeremy Geddes, which incidentally serves as the cover for our debut album.
“Enjoy the uproar, the cosmonauts and the boogie.”
Eclectic hard rockers WHITE VOID are a curious bunch. Forged in the space between the occult rock of the seventies, the no-excuses-hard rock of the eighties and the British New Wave movement, they balance on the event horizon that separates old from new. Aggression from melody. Dream from drive.
Add to that the fact that the bandmembers of WHITE VOID have their backgrounds in Norwegian black metal, chiptune electronica, pop music and blues, and you’ll see why Anti is an album that’s hard to pin down. It’s darkly melodic, it’s driven, and it’s infused with earworms, hooks and licks. Boasting a shameless attitude, though, it comes forth as deeply true to the core of our shared hard rock heritage.
In the center of WHITE VOID stands Lars Are Nedland, long time member of BORKNAGAR and SOLEFALD Leading a team of musicians including Tobias Solbakk of IHSAHN fame, electronica staple Vegard Kummen and blues rock virtuoso Eivind Marum, he navigates the waters of hard rock riffs, new wave harmonies and blues rock solos with determination and elegance.
Still, Anti probably doesn’t sound like you think. It’s an album riddled with contrasts and references, musically as well as philosophically. The concept is based on Albert Camus’ Absurdism and deals with how you cope with an existence that is in its core absurd. Musically it draws on the past while forging towards the future. And the result? Well, enter the Void to find out!
Anti track listing:
1. Do. Not. Sleep.
2. There is No Freedom but the End
3. Where You Go, You’ll Bring Nothing
4. The Shovel and the Cross
5. This Apocalypse is for You
6. All Chains Rust, all Men Die
7. The F*cking Violence of Love
8. The Air was Thick with Smoke