NYC’s destructive death metal outfit Internal Bleeding is back with a new album, Imperium, after a hiatus lasting more than a decade. The new album drops on September 30th, via Unique Leader Records. If you can’t hold out until the release date, then check out the new lyric for the track “The Pageantry of Savagery” in the player above.
Internal Bleeding’s vocalist Keith Devito explains the song’s meaning:
‘The Pageantry Of Savagery’ is about a child who grows up with little or no parental nurturing and what results from this lack of human contact. His only sources of love and perception of reality are completely artificial: television, computer games, the perceived social pressures of school, etc. That’s where the title comes from, because what he sees is a parade (or pageantry) of savagery. Consequently, he is alone and isolated from humanity. The thoughts that stream through his head as he develops into adulthood are violent, anti-social, and downright ominous. He eventually turns these thoughts into action and embarks on a violent quest for his 15 minutes of fame. Most of the lyrics in the song reflect both his thoughts and his actions. In short, ‘Pageantry Of Savagery’ is about the mental development of a sociopath.
If you ask me, and I know you haven’t, the basis of this song sounds like a poignant comment on how antisocial we’ve all become in this digital age.
As far as the song goes, I love its rawness, I love the sound of the snare drum, I love the stops, and I love the vocal melody. “The Pageantry of Savagery” is definitely a ripper.
Internal Bleeding has previously released the video for “Castigo Corpus Meum,” which you can view here:
Produced by Joe Cincotta at Full Force Studio in NYC (Suffocation, Dehumanized, Mortal Decay), Imperium can be pre-ordered at indiemerch.com
Internal Bleeding will hit the road this fall as part of the Carnival of Death tour, which gets underway on October 3rd, in NYC. See below for the full list of dates. The tour also includes Suffocation, Kataklysm, Jungle Rot, and Pyrexia.
Internal Bleeding/Carnival of Death 2014 Tour Dates:
w/ Suffocation, Kataklysm, Jungle Rot, Pyrexia
10/03/2014 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
10/04/2014 The Webster – Hartford, CT
10/05/2014 Bogie’s – Albany, NY
10/06/2014 Oddbody’s Music Room – Dayton, OH
10/07/2014 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
10/08/2014 Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
10/10/2014 Empire – Springfield, VA
10/11/2014 Tremont Music Hall – Charlotte, NC
10/12/2014 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
10/15/2014 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
10/16/2014 Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
10/17/2014 Rail Club – Fort Worth, TX
10/18/2014 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
10/19/2014 Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
10/20/2014 Backstage Bar – Las Vegas, NV
10/21/2014 The Whisky – West Hollywood, CA
10/22/2014 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
10/23/2014 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
10/24/2014 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
10/25/2014 Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
10/26/2014 The Level – Kelowna, BC
10/27/2014 Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
10/28/2014 Rock Bottom – Saskatoon, SK
10/29/2014 The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB
10/31/2014 Mine Mill Hall – Sudbury, ON
11/01/2014 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
11/02/2014 Paramount – Rouyn, QC
11/03/2014 Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
Rock Hard \m/