Hangman’s Chair releases their new single »Loner« with an intensive music video
French gothic/doom metal four-piece Hangman’s Chair release their new single »Loner«, an emotional deep-dive into the soul and heart of the band, that comes with an intensive music video featuring four outstanding protagonists that are brave enough to share all their sorrows and hopes.
The band states: “’Loneliness is dangerous, it’s addictive,’ as the old saying goes. The »Loner« video is a non fiction documentary directed by the talented Kendy Ty. In the contemplative spirit of Terrence Malick, he followed real life characters Laura, Sam, Sébastien and Michel into their everyday concerns, struggling with the outside world, living cut off the masses.
Being different and outcasts is their common thread, the picture of Michel’s prison tattoo speak for itself.
Don’t waste your time on people, don’t give them any second chance and lock yourself away from anybody… does that ring a bell with you too?”
From Nuclear Blast Records:
This song is more than another notch in the impressive discography of French doom metal visionaries Hangman’s Chair but an emotional deep-dive into the soul and heart of Parisiennes banlieues: Today, the band from Paris releases their new single »Loner« – the song comes with an intensive music video featuring four outstanding protagonists that are brave enough to share all their sorrows, hopes and dreams with the listener. Beautifully accompanied by the grinding dark doom of Hangman’s Chair, »Loner« presents itself as an outstanding track.
Straight from the streets of Paris, four outstanding musicians made up their minds to leave their fingerprints on doom metal, infusing the genre with their unique and rebellious vibes.
Formed in 2005, Hangman’s Chair is one of the most unique sounding doom rock bands currently active. Through the years, they have found and fine-tuned their own sonic brand, somewhere at the crossroads between Type O Negative, Life Of Agony, and Sisters Of Mercy, to name a few, mixed with certain street credibility connected to the group’s roots in hardcore. Each album takes its strength and essence from the band members’ life experiences, which they portrait with unflinching honesty. Whether it is the loss of band members, drug overdoses, or the hardships of living in suburban Paris, all those human emotions resonate within each of their songs as they embrace the darkness and transform it into something beautiful, heavy, and melancholic.
Hangman’s Chair is:
Julien Chanut – Guitar
Cédric Toufouti – Guitar, Vocals
Mehdi Thepegnier – Drums
Clément Hanvic – Bass
Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well