Video Premiere: Troglodyte – ‘Speed Kills’

Metal band Troglodyte are sharing their brand new video, “Speed Kills,” and look no further: You can check it out right here at New Noise. The video comes prior to the band’s new album, The Hierarchical Ecological Succession: Welcome to the Food Chain, out March 5.

The band have been battering audiences with their signature brand of knuckle-dragging metal for over a decade, created by special effect artist and music video director Jeff Sisson as an homage to Bigfoot, the creature-features of the ’70s and ’80s, and of course, classic death metal. Troglodyte have released track like “Bring Me the Head of Bigfoot,” “Mummified Yeti Hand,” “Murderous Bi-Pedal Hominid Rampage (Where are My Legs?),” and “Entrails Torn from a Cryptid’s Gut,” surely not for the faint of heart of those without a sense of humor.

The band’s current line-up features Mike Flores from the Origin as well as Michael Langner and Brandon Mitchell from the TORN THE FUCK APART. They’ve appeared at the annual GWAR BQ, Detroit’s Berserker, Las Vegas Death Fest, and Denver’s Black Sky festival, along with hundreds of shows supporting touring acts like Hatebreed, Rob Zombie, and GWAR, building their status as crowd favorites.

“Speed Kills” features a guest vocal appearance from Brent Purgason (GWAR, U.S. Bastards), and it tells the cautionary tale about the dangers of hitting a murderous, bi-pedal hominid in the family station wagon.

Troglodyte’s vocalist comments on the song:

“When I was a kid, growing up in rural Missouri, there was a guy who claimed he hit a Bigfoot with his old truck one night, said it was lying ‘dead as fried chicken’ in the road. He went around to the back of his pickup looking for some rope and was trying to figure out HOW to get this thing in the bed of the truck. While rifling through stuff, the truck took off. The beast got up and stole his truck. Now, no one believed him. But I always imagined, ‘WHAT IF he really did hit one … and where did the Bigfoot learn to drive?’ I told this story to Brent one night. He said, ‘That’s without a doubt the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard … and you wrote a song about it? Count me in.'”

Watch the video for “Speed Kills” here:

For more from Troglodyte, find them on Facebook and Bandcamp.

Photo courtesy of Troglodyte 

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