Friday Video Roundup: Zephyra, Methedras, Fear Me December, Ricky Warwick

Dear Friday. It’s nice to see you again. Don’t leave it so long again next time. Love, me.

Zephyra – “Words Of A Demagogue”

Zephyra have signed to Inverse Records and will release their second LP through the label on August 6th. As The World Collapses will feature the following song…

Methedras – “You Got It”

Methedras proudly announces that they are the winners of the Global Rockstar Contest 2016 and with that have secured a Paiste Signature Cymbal Set. They’ve also just dropped the following lyric video for “You Got It”, from their album System Subversion.

Fear Me December – “When This Is Over”

Argentinian born, Manchester based, rock & metal schooled. Fear Me December have just announced that their debut album Between Violence And Silence is set for release on 26th August. Here’s an early sampling from it.

Ricky Warwick – “Schwaben Redoubt”

Ricky Warwick released a staggering double/twin album earlier this year, When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues) and Hearts On Trees. Here’s the official video for “Schwaben Redoubt”, which happens to be one of my favourite tracks off either disc and features guest vocals from Stiff Little Fingers’ Jake Burns. Ricky has the following to say about it:

This is a song about a friendship found between two teenage lads from Ireland in a trench in Northern France on the morning of the 1st July 1916…a hundred years ago this year. One from the North one from the South who would on any other day hate each others guts but today all they have is each other, a shared fear of death and a shared name…Schwaben Redoubt was the name of the German position they walked towards that morning ….and into death.

Sam Robinson, who wrote the lyrics to the song adds:

It isn’t lost on Ricky nor I that as the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme approaches once again thousands of Irishmen, Northern and Southern have returned to France this month, their purpose goodwill, laughter and bonhomie. Times like these only exist through the sacrifice made by men like Liam Kelly and Billy Drennan who fell side by side on the Schwaben Redoubt on the morning of the 1st July 1916. Regardless of our differences, sometimes there is a greater evil with which to do battle. Schwaben was simply written song with a deeper message and meaning. To have the front men of two of Ireland’s greatest bands Stiff Little Fingers and Thin Lizzy step up to the mic and tell the tale is for me simply mind-blowing.

Header image by Kim Støvring and used under CC license.

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