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London-based progressive thrashing band Monsterworks has debuted the video for the song "Free Will" off the band's recently released three-track DR, "Man :: Instincts." The video, which was shot at Earth Terminal Studios in Hampshire, is streaming below.
In the course of its existence Monsterworks has been responsible for albums as far-fetched as a metal space adventure concept album in two parts ("Spacial Operations" - 2007 and "Singularity" - 2009), but more recently has explored philosophical territory ("The God Album" - 2011) and an approach to recording that mostly relies on 'old-school' technology, i.e. 24 track, 2-inch tape, like the classic albums the band grew up with.
"Man :: Instincts," the three song DR (digital release) from expansionist UK metallers Monsterworks, is now available for a limited time as a free download via Mortal Music. Check out all three songs on "Man :: Instincts" which are up for grabs at MortalMusic.Bandcamp, or stream it below. The band has posted a video blog featuring guitarist/vocalist Jon giving an in-depth look at the tracks on "Man :: Instincts," which follows after the widget.
Chicago's Mortal Music has announced the second in its DR (digital release) series, "Man: Instincts" from expansionist UK metallers Monsterworks on July 10th. As was done with Mortal Music's first DR release, Ion Vein's "IV v1.0," the Monsterworks DR will also be available as a free download for a limited time. Visit the Mortal Music Facebook page for more updates. Below is the "Man: Instincts" artwork and tracklisting:
The Creation Dream
All Suns Die
Monsterworks has posted a music video online for the song "God," which can be viewed below. The video was compiled from band footage taken on March 26th, 2011 at Zed One Studios in Camden, London. The band also commented on the clip:
"This is the title track from The God Album by Monsterworks, released on Casket Music 28 February 2011. The general philosophy of the album is summed up well by the Marcus Aurelius quote used at the beginning. The song is a general commentary on religion but also specifically deals with the god of the Old Testament. This character could easily be considered 'unjust' according to the Aurelius definition (e.g. sending floods to drown children and suggesting putting to death anyone who works on the Sabbath etc).
"The point is, the most popular gods of today (as always) are promoted by a system of control with a threat of divine punishment to force you to follow their rules, no matter how crazy they sound. If you have had some kind of experience that makes you a true 'believer' then you can take comfort from that and hopefully use it to live a better life, but realize that religion itself is usually only a barrier to the happiness of yourself and those around you. ...enough of the philosophizing. Enjoy the metal!"
U.K. based act Monsterworks has issued the following update about the release of "The God Album" and streaming teaser tracks online:
"As The God album is being released soon (28 February 2011) for a teaser check out the first tracks of our Myspace music player: Let It Go (or better yet, watch the video) and Origin. Lyrics for the whole album are reproduced here.
"However, for a more detailed insight you can download The God Album : Companion at this location, which provides an explanation for each song and the overall philosophical theme."
You can also check out a video clip for "Let It Go" below.