HM Magazine has premiered the new music video from Missouri-based metalcore band, The Order Of Elijah for their song “New Line Of Defense” (you can watch it here). The in-your-face twistings and turnings of the song are highlighted by footage of the band performing at a fully functional dam in Disney, OK. Mirroring the unpredictability inherent in the bands songwriting style, the dam literally could have opened up at any moment and swept them away in the current. The concept of the video illustrates the lyrical themes perfectly as they convey the nihilistic leanings of mankind by performing on ground man has destroyed in the name of progress. Lead singer Shannon Low states, “the barren wasteland created by man is reflected in many aspects of society and the self-destructive mindset everyone is enslaved to.”
The Order of Elijah master the art of balance by converging creative musical destruction, a meticulous display of aggressive, heavy mastery and the delivery of serious lyrical themes often delivered with a tongue-in-cheek sensibility. The band uses pop culture audio samples ranging from Pulp Fiction to The Order starring the legendary, and now deceased, actor Heath Ledger, mostly known for his role as The Joker in The Dark Night.
The band’s reputation as a devastatingly impressive live band continues to build as they assault audiences regionally and beyond. A recent show with Emmure left other opening bands gasping for air in the wake of their powerful performance. The crowd was there for Emmure but left with The Order Of Elijah emblazoned like a ten thousand degree heat stamp on the back of their collective brains. This summer’s “Bite and Devour” tour will take the band to California for their first-ever west coast swing.
The Order Of Elijah’s new album “Dethrone” releases July 16th and you can pre-order it on iTunes now. To celebrate the album release, they will be playing an album release show at the Solace Music Venue in their hometown of Joplin, MO Friday, July 12th.
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