Escapement is a force of lyrical/vocal prowess, atmospheric-yet-technical keyboard work, dark and heavy guitars and banging drums.
New Noise are proud to premiere the video for the group’s debut single, “Feed,” below:
Escapement was born on the high seas when vocalist Johnny Ray (3 Headed Snake) and keyboardist Alex Nasla (Helion Prime, Witherfall) were attending the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise.
The name Escapement comes from the movement of a mechanical watch. It symbolizes winding the group’s love of cyberpunk aesthetics and steampunk design together with a purpose of the escapement, which is maintaining balance.
Ray was a stagehand during the cruise, and Nasla was covering press for his company Gear Gods. They kept in touch afterwards, and during the initial COVID-19 shutdown Ray sent some music he was working on to Alex. They decided to work together and make great music happen.
A few months after the songs were finished they decided to shoot a music video for their planned debut single “Feed.” Nasla flew to Florida where the music video was shot alongside Ray (vocals), Loren Whitaker (drums), Chris Massie (guitar), and Brandon Delpino (bass), with direction from Thomas Crane of Kill Devil Films.
On the release of the “Feed” video, Nasla states:
“‘Feed’ is a preview of what we have planned for an upcoming album. Each song will be very different from the other, though tying together with the use of harmonic devices; the songs will also have very singable memorable choruses.
For ‘Feed,’ new fans will feel a slow driving heavy sludgy ballad with haunting vocal melodies, atmospheric keys, technical solos and huge choruses.”
Stream “Feed” here.
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