Brazilian death grind outfit Desalmado are preparing for the release of their latest LP, Mass Mental Devolution, out October 8 through Xaninho Discos and Bloodblast Distribution.
New Noise are proud to premiere the video for “Hollow,” the second single from their upcoming LP, which also features Argentinian singer Noelia Recalde:
“Hollow” definitely marks an unprecedented divergence in Desalmado’s biography, along with the aesthetics of the music video, which pairs a somber, harrowing atmosphere with the band’s dark instrumental.
On the process behind “Hollow,” guitarist Estevam Romera states:
“‘Hollow’ is probably the band’s most personal song, in every way. When I wrote the riffs, I wanted to pass on all grief and sadness I was feeling at that time. And the dark vibe of the song doesn’t change at all. It’s a song about allow to feel all emotions and crying. It was the first time I wrote a riff trying to translate a feeling. During the recordings, this feeling was even stronger, and all of this gave extra emotional weight to its entire production.
“When it came time to think about a video for ‘Hollow,’ it was kind of obvious to me that it had to represent all those feelings. For the first time, we chose to use an actor who was able to throw light on the suffering it symbolizes: a person drowned in a sea of tears who, at some point, thinks he can free himself from this sea, but the suffering keeps pulling him down. Eventually, he decides to surrender to the sea and assume that his place—at least for the moment—is drowned in tears and suffering.”
The track, recorded at Family Mob Studio, was produced, mixed and mastered by Hugo Silva, who was also at the helm of the band’s last three releases: In Grind We Trust (2016), Save Us From Ourselves (2018) and the Rebelião EP (2020).
Formed in 2004, Desalmado is today at the forefront of the Brazilian underground scene, being one of the most active and relevant bands today, receiving nods from legends like Max Cavalera (Cavalera Conspiracy, Soulfly, ex-Sepultura).
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