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Following on from last months blistering single, ‘The Golden Mean’, Belfast Progressive Metal foursome, Lock Horns, return with their new single, ‘Skin and Bones, a breathtaking sonic journey of intense riffs, entwined with heart-soaring vocals that highlight a stark message of mental anguish as a result of overindulgence and addiction. 

Lock Horns – Photo Wayne Donaldson

If you’ve had the pleasure of hearing the debut single, ‘The Golden Mean’ from Lock Horns forthcoming album ‘Red Room’, then it will come as no surprise when we tell you that new single/video, ‘Skin and Bones’ sees the band continuing to raise the bar in anticipation for the album’s release on May 31st.

Skin and Bones’ thunderous pulse surges with outrageous energy and technical proficiency, as band members pave way for a truly powerful aural experience that is only intensified when performed live.

Speaking of the new single, vocalist Alex De Costa says; “‘Skin and Bones’ is about falling into addiction, and self-sabotaging behaviour. The lyrics were written with the covid lockdowns in mind. The overarching themes are a lack of control and overindulgence”.

With regards to the video, guitarist Junior Afrifa commented; “We thought a visualiser would work best to show all the different elements that are in the lyrics. Working with an editor, we sourced around 100 different clips, and together chose the best clips. Visual ideas for this album have been ongoing for a very long time and it is great to finally get it out into the world”.

Watch the video below…

Red Room’ is the follow-up to 2018’s ‘Molon Labe‘ opus, and is due for release on May 31st, via The Distortion Project and Code 7 Distribution. Pre-order your copy here.

Click here for previous single ‘The Golden Mean

Red Room‘ track-listing:

1.The Origin of Evil Impulses
3.Skin and Bones
4.Lab Rat
5.Impression of a Dream
6.The Golden Mean
7.Expressions of Madness

For more information on Lock Horns, please visit this link.

Oran O’Beirne

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