Melbourne metalcore band Void Of Vision have dropped a re-imagined version of their 2019 track 'Year Of The Rat' along with a violent and visceral new video featuring Thornhill vocalist Jacob Charlton.
On the idea of re-releasing the song, vocalist Jack Bergin says:
"While I still feel like I’m not where I want to be mentally, it’s songs like this where I can truly see how much has really changed around me in such a short space of time. To gain a form of positivity from such an overwhelmingly negative track over the course of such an overwhelmingly negative year speaks volumes to the importance of heavy music and the reflection within it.
"'Year Of The Rat' was written for those who have reached their expiry date, for the weak that have finally been weeded out. Watching an undeserving individual have a position of ‘power’ stripped from them has been a common theme throughout the year 2020, this song goes out to them.”
The accompanying music video is a beautifully-shot piece by The AV Club, but we're probably gonna go and throw an NSFW warning out there because it's also pretty violent - check it out below:
Jack Bergin further elaborates on how their relationship with Jacob Charlton has formed over the years:
“About 5 years ago Jacob approached me after one of our hometown shows and asked if I wanted to do guest vocals on his new, up-and-coming band’s track. I’m pretty sure I said yeah, but forgot all about it until a good half a year later when our videographer Cian called and told me I had to come down to do guest vocals on this band that he was working with. The band in question ended up being Jacob and the rest of Thornhill tracking their debut EP, so I'm glad I listened to Cian for once,"
Void Of Vision have had their noses to the grindstone throughout 2020 writing new music, so hopefully it won't be too much longer before we get to hear more!
Listen to Void Of Vision now.