Video Roundup: Crystal Viper / Embrace of Souls / Arched Fire / August Burns Red / Shape of Water / Plastic Dagger

Another in our regular round up of videos. We get a huge pile of them through every day – enjoy sifting through this little selection!

Crystal Viper

Crystal Viper have released new animated lyric video, “Asenath Waite”. It can be streamed exclusively at the NWOTHM Full Albums channel by clicking the play button below. The song is taken from the band’s forthcoming studio album, The Cult, which will be released on January 29 in Europe, and on February 12 in North America, on Listenable Records.

Embrace of Souls

Second step after the release of the single “From The Sky”, the lyric video of the title track from The Number Of Destiny is released today.

The Number Of Destiny is the first album by Embrace of Souls, the band born from the union of the Chronosfear drummer, Michele Olmi and the singer of Rhapsody of Fire, Giacomo Voli.

The album will be released on February 19th.

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Arched Fire

First video out, album on the way! The Finnish metal band’s debut single ponders the powers of the algorithms.

“Remote-Controlled End” is the first video single from Arched Fire, a Finnish metal band working on their debut album to be released later this year. Musically, Arched Fire is where heavy metal meets speed metal—“hevispiidi”, as a Finnish radio DJ called them a long time ago.

August Burns Red

August Burns red are starting 2021 off strong. The Lancaster-based band has just dropped the animated video for a brand new song called “Standing in the Storm”. “‘Standing in the Storm’ is a song about fighting for something important to you, and enduring the hardships that come with that fight,” says Brubaker. “We had a lot of fun with this track and I’m pumped on how it came out.”

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Shape of Water

British alternative electro-rock band Shape Of Water will release a new EP entitled Lockdown On Mars on February 12, 2021 via Eclipse Records. The album was produced by Paul Reeve (Muse, Supergrass, Beta Band) and mixed by Rox Capriotti. The album art was designed by Luca De Falco at Luca De Falco Artworks. Pre-Save / Pre-Order the full EP now.

The band have also revealed their first music video from the EP, for the first single entitled “Perfect Love (Electro-acoustic Version)”. The video was directed by Luca De Falco.

Plastic Dagger

ITSOKTOCRY and upcoming star Lil Rozey have launched their new dark wave project Plastic Dagger today with the release of brand new track “Between The Flames” and accompanying animated video.

Blending multiple genres ranging from trap to hardcore to metal, ITSOKTOCRY’s solo tracks have racked up tens of millions of streams and video views to date and garnered a fiercely loyal, ever expanding fanbase. He has collaborated with many of modern rap’s biggest names including Lil Peep, Zillakami (City Morgue), Savage Gasp and many others.

Now, with Plastic Dagger, ITSOKTOCRY has recruited up-and-comer Lil Rozey to add a totally fresh take on the current resurgence of dark wave. With Plastic Dagger, the prolific rapper/producer has established a further creative outlet, continuing his mission to bridge genres and defy being musically pigeonholed whilst remaining completely authentic and true to his artistic self.

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