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Swiss alternative metal outfit Trounce premiere new single and music video »The Crippled Saint«!

Swiss alternative metal outfit Trounce premiere new single and music video »The Crippled Saint« taken from their upcoming debut album, »The Seven Crowns« + »Live at Roadburn«, set to released on October 20th, 2023 via Hummus Records.

This is the first official Trounce music video.

Video and animations by Pierre Potvliege.

»The Crippled Saint« will be available this Friday on all digital streaming platforms!

Courtesy of Epicerie Libre:

The Swiss alt metal band Trounce is releasing today the outstanding video for the single »The Crippled Saint« taken from their debut album »The Seven Crowns + Live at Roadburn« to be released on October 20th (Triple LP, LP, 2CD, Digital). Pre-order the album here:

About the single/video »The Crippled Saint«, Jona Nido comments: “This track has its own special vibe, bringing together elements that I was never able to put together other bands. It’s basically a long mid-pace and meditative blastbeats with super melodic guitar arpeggios. The guitar kind of floats over the drums, and the contrast between both instruments gives the song this very intense yet very dramatic feel. Renaud’s vocals really come unexpected and they give an extra touch of catchiness.”

Video director Pierre Potvliege comments: “Dear friends of the imaginary, get ready for a delightfully absurd plunge into the depths of the »The Crippled Saint« video. As an aspiring director, I wanted to explore the depths of my mind, weaving a tale where dreams dance and nightmares leave their melancholic mark.

Guided by Jonas’ benevolence, the architect of this irrational escapade, I had the privilege of getting a sneak peek into some of Trounce’s enchanting melodies. The track »The Crippled Saint« struck a chord deep within me. To the rhythm of the music, my mind wandered, weaving an elusive storyline straight out of a peculiar dream.

The result, I hope, is a harmonious union of sonic magic and visual art. Chance, that cosmic jester, played its part, synchronizing each element in an almost surreal manner.

Doubts and challenges have left their imprint, making »The Crippled Saint« video a resonance of perseverance and passion for me. As you explore these phantasmagorical worlds, feel the vibration of each musical note.

This project has come to life far beyond my wildest hopes, becoming an emotional and introspective journey. May you be touched by this creation.”

Photo by Roberto Romano

Trounce is the new band of Jonathan Nido (founder / CEO of Hummus Records and guitarist of Coilguns) surrounded by illustrious musicians gravitating around the Hummus Records label (details below). The project was instigated by the prestigious Roadburn Festival, the European Mecca of heavy music commissions Hummus Records in 2022 for an exclusive project to present on stage this year’s festival.

The album will be released as one piece of work including 11 songs recorded in the studio as well as 11 more from recorded live at Roadburn Festival. Both versions offer some unique tracks as well as some alternative versions of the same songs. »The Seven Crowns« will be available on Oct. 20th as a double CD including the Live at Roadburn recordings as well as on a deluxe triple vinyl edition.

Behind Trounce’s boastful name hides the Roadburn-instilled new projet of Jonathan Nido (mastermind of Hummus Records and guitar player in the infamous Coilguns): the European Mecca of heavy music commissions Hummus Records in 2022 for a exclusive projet to present on stage this year’s festival.

To honor that flattering proposal, Nido digs up from his covid-drawers some Dark Funeral inspired riffs, and gather a troup of noisemongers surrounding the label: the staggering Luc Hess (Coilguns, Louis Jucker, Closet Disco Queen) on drums, the falsely retired Renaud Meichtry (Kruger) on vocals, the young prodigy Léa Martinez (Svarts, Etienne Machine) on Moog and vocals, Naser Ardelean (Yrre) on guitar and the noisy Anna Sauter (Yrre, Dubuk) on samplers – with the massive help of Kevin Galland’s live sound and Guillaume Ducommun’s impressive lightshow.

Trounce play their seminal show on April 2023 in Tilburg (NL), blowing away the 2000 people attending Roadurn’s “Terminal” stage that day. In the meanwhile, what might have looked like a black-metal parade has turned into hybrid and epic reckless rock, merging ferocious blastbeats with shoegaze, doom, noise and refreshing punkness.

Trounce then dives, with reduced personal including Icare’s Axel Vuille on drums, in the recording of »The Seven Crowns«: a frantic interpretation of Roadburn repertoire boosted with another five shellacking songs. The eleven pieces switch from nocturnal to solar, feature epic charges and metallic bulk, topped with vocals between preaching and vociferation, about the usual topics – a lot of people dying, God the Father and the other way round.

The project serves as a playground for Jonathan Nido’s artistic deviations, and the band aims to deliver a complete experience from the studio to the live environment. With photographs by Roberto Romano and illustrations by Bryan Maita, Trounce also offers a very bleak yet beautiful visual landscape to complement their work.

Concerts in Switzerland:
06.10 – Saint-Gall (CH) – Palace
07.10 – Nyon (CH) – Usine à Gaz
28.10 – Fribourg (CH) – Fri-son [Hummus Fest]
03.11 – Zürich (CH) – Rote Fabrik
04.11 – Neuchâtel (CH) – Case à Chocs
18.11 – Bâle (CH) – Sommercasino [Hummus Fest]
02.12 – Genève (CH) – Groove
16.12 – Monthey (CH) – Pont Rouge – [Hummus Fest]

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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