Canadian heavy metallers All Else Fails have released the politically charged “AntiMartyr” music video.
The video opens up with clips of different events around the world – marches, protests, flag burnings and oil spills. it also shows U.S. presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump. Over these clips plays an audio sample of an episode of The West Wing where Martin Sheen’s character President Jed Bartlet gives a speech of the famous analogy of if the entire world’s population was made up of 100 people. If nothing else draws you to this video, the appeal of Jed Bartlet giving a speech set to heavy metal music should be worth a cursory listen.
Check out the video for “AntiMartyr” here.
Vocalist / guitarist Barrett Klesko comments:
“It’s been a long road since we released Fucktropolis almost 4 years ago, and since then we have been in almost constant member changeover hell. Some of it was good, like bringing back original drummer Ryan Biggs, but some, like losing our long time bassist Seedy Mitchell was much harder. We have a new bass player, the new album written and in pre production and it is sounding fresh and awesome, but it was important to us to release Antimartyr as a full single first. With that, it wouldn’t have felt right with Mitch’s voice coming out of the new guy’s mouth in the video, so we talked him into coming back for one last project, and I’m really happy with the turnout, it seems like a great way to send off an album that treated us so well, and move on to the next grand adventure. Hopefully one that won’t take us another 4 years to follow up.”