Melbourne metal outfit, Villa Morta, have joined forces with Gravemind's Dylan Gillies-Parsons on their brutal new offering entitled Bloodlust. The single marks the second to drop from the upcoming Subvert EP which is due out Friday 26 July.
Produced, mixed and mastered by Lance Prenc (Alpha Wolf, Polaris) Bloodlust is a track that from beginning to end, doesn't let up. The descending harmonic minor guitar parts set a brilliant stage for the tune that takes inspiration from the movie Elysium; In which a world divide is explored whilst power and wealth rule.
The ethereal bridge brings a sweet reprieve whilst still holding tension until we're launched into a heavy breakdown. Both Josh Morrissy and guest vocalist, Dylan Gillies-Parsons, complement each other well delivering brutal performances enhanced by the ruthless drumming of Tom Clarke. The clean guitars come back in the outro allowing the listener to finally catch their breath and there's no doubt this tune would excel in a live format.
Guitarist/vocalist Masa Myer revealed to us what inspired the track:
"The concept behind Bloodlust was inspired by the themes from the movie Elysium. Fame, power and greed are attributes deeply embedded within societies that are reproduced through capitalism and unequal opportunities. The widening disparities mean vital resources are being stripped from those who need it. Not to say there’s currently a right answer, but engaging with the depth of this discussion we believe is crucial for things to change. The themes that are explored in Cryptex, Bloodlust and the rest our EP Subvert are used to highlight and question our way of thinking about the different paradigms that govern ourselves and the world, with the hope that it allows us to progress together with a greater understanding and compassion for each other."
Previous single Cryptex lead the way towards the Subvert EP with a physical journey to seek answers and reap a reward. Five unlockable cryptex boxes were hidden in locations in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Tasmania and listeners were encouraged to crack the codes using hints from the music video for a reward and early preview of Bloodlust.
The objective of the hunt was to highlight the band's core mantra and the ideals behind Subvert - that Villa Morta don’t have all the answers to the questions they pose, but they’re still searching, and the search can be just as rewarding and just as important.
Josh Morrissy (vocals), Masa Myer (guitar/vocals), Tom Clarke (drums) and Thomas Campbell (bass) are the quartet that make up Villa Morta. Villa meaning house and Morta meaning death, signifying in this sense a spiritual home and a place we find ourselves when we die. The members have found inspiration and influence through a fascination with the mysteries of life. Their forthcoming EP explores these themes, encouraging listeners to question the paradigms that govern those and the world around us.
Villa Morta intend to continue exploring these themes and ideas in their message and vision in conjunction with pushing their musical sound into new territories.
Check out the premiere of Bloodlust below.
4. Bloodlust (Feat. Dylan Gillies-Parsons of Gravemind)
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