EXMORTUS Release “Metal Is King” VideoTuesday, 23rd September 2014
California death/thrash upstarts EXMORTUS have released the video for “Metal is King,” a song from their 2014 album, Slave to the Sword.
The song features a prominent message echoed by drummer Mario Moreno: “Let it be known that METAL IS KING!” Moreno reveals that the new video was shot in a small warehouse in the band’s hometown of Whittier, CA – “a straightforward video for a straightforward song,” he says.
Co-founded a decade ago by then-teenage cousins Conan (vocals/guitar) and Mario Moreno (drums), EXMORTUS self-released several demos and EPs before signing with Heavy Artillery Records in 2007. The group’s 2008 debut, In Hatred’s Flame, and 2011 follow-up, Beyond The Fall Of Time, earned praise for their “frighteningly aggressive thrash blended with both death metal and NWOBHM bluster,” and their exuberant, shred-heavy live performances can convert even the most jaded heshers into enthusiastic headbangers.