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Below is our complete Backdawn news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Backdawn Declares "I Saw Him Drowning" In Video

Continuing on the success of recent album "I Shall Burn Your Empire," French metal outfit Backdawn now released a brand new video for track "I Saw Him Drowning," which you can enjoy in the player below.

The video clip, showcasing the band's abrasive metal from start to finish, was shot in The Alps by director Sylvain Renault. "It follows a Satanist Guru, introducing a new follower into the sect, he passes his powers to the person in a codified ritual that caricatures similar rituals found in Christianity, explains vocalist and guitarist Chris Snaeder. "At the end the leader commits suicide by drowning."

The song subject came from a personal experience of Snaeder's having come across someone drowning during the time that he was writing lyrics and songs for the album. "I saved his life," states Snaeder. "I needed to write a song about the event, I was so upset that day. The person was dying in front of a dozen people without anyone going to help them. The song, and this clip are a way to say that life goes on, no matter who's alive or dead, but also that life deserves to be lived, with passion and determination. Death is a part of life and yet everyone should have the time to accomplish something and to leave their trace about them."

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Backdawn Posts "I Shall Burn Your Empire" Video

French extreme metal quartet Backdawn recently unleashed latest work "I Shall Burn Your Empire" (streaming here) and today the band reveals a brand new music video for the title track.

The video was shot in an abandoned building in Backdawn's native France, and co-directed by Cannes-based Sylvain Renault and Alexandre Coesnon.

Vocalist Chris Snaeder comments, "This song discusses politics, and the reversal of power we probably need. This is the telling of a man who warns leaders that he will throw them off their thrones. This song also explores the idea of building or creating something anew." More...

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Backdawn Posts Entire Album Online

French extreme metal quartet Backdawn just released new album "I Shall Burn Your Empire," which is also now online for streaming in full. Listen in below or pick up your own copy at Bandcamp here.

"I Shall Burn Your Empire" is a darker and more mature offering than that of the band's 2013 debut "Through Extermination." Vocalist and lead guitarist Chris Snaeder elaborates: "'I Shall Burn Your Empire' is a complete hate bible that I wrote to spit all my anger out... I'm deeply concerned about people around me and about our society, and a lot of events hit me hard, so I put all my negative emotion into the lyrics.

"There are double meanings in all my texts, I decided to be imperative and direct in the lyrics. I sometimes speak directly to someone I know, sometimes to a group of people, even to God. Everyone can refer to something in this album and I hope that it will help people rise above these problems."

The album was recorded and mixed by Clement Decrock of Boss Hog Studio France and mastered by Annihilator’s Jeff Waters at his Watersound Studio, Canada. "We wanted to have a loud, aggressive, high-gain and modern sound," states Chris. "We worked in minute detail on every sound on this album, each guitar has been recorded using two different amps, we used a different bass than usual, we took a lot of time to design the drum sound as well. We wanted to produce something with a lot of personality..." More...

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Backdawn Announces New Album

French extreme metal quartet Backdawn will release new album "I Shall Burn Your Empire" on 20th April, 2016. Composed of anger, violence and pure aggression, "I Shall Burn Your Empire" encapsulates the theatre of brutality that is Backdawn.

Recorded and mixed by Clement Decrock of Boss Hog Studio France and mastered by Annihilator’s Jeff Waters at his Watersound Studio, "I Shall Burn Your Empire" follows the band’s debut album, "Through Extermination" [2013]. Vocalist and lead guitarist Chris Snaeder had this to say on the recording process:

"It was a painful and intense session, and I think you can hear it in our production. It took two years work to write this album, and when we knew that Jeff would work on it too, we wanted to produce the best record we could…

"Work is work, when you want to get the best then you have to throw your entire soul and all your energy into it. We did just that, and at the end of the two weeks recording session, we listened to the whole unmixed album and it was already sounding great." More...

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