BLACK MAGNET – Industrial Metal Outfit Releases Official Video For “Violent Mechanix” As Second LP Is Finalized For 2022 Release Via 20 Buck Spin – Eastern US Tour Begins Tomorrow

photos by Johnny Bohlen

Midwestern US industrial metal outfit BLACK MAGNET has completed work on its second album, Body Prophecy, which is being finalized for release in 2022 via 20 Buck Spin.

While details on Body Prophecy – the follow-up to the band’s well-received 2020-released debut LP, Hallucination Scene – are still shrouded in mystery, the band has issued a warning shot from the crushing album, through an intense official video for the track “Violent Mechanix.” The punishing visual work was directed and edited by Joe Casey, filmed by Beau Sparks, with visual effects by Will Acuña.

BLACK MAGNET architect James Hammontree reveals, “’Violent Mechanix’ was the first new song written after the release of the last album Hallucination Scene. It was an attempt to forge some new ideas for the music and use a beat I had never tried. Lyrically, the song is about the ailments of the body physically responding to the current state of the world, a theme that repeats throughout the album in different contexts. For the video, we built a machine to be fueled by human workers whose mouth-to-mouth contact gives the machine energy until it’s final implosion. This is one of many videos to come to accompany the singles from the upcoming album, Body Prophecy.”

Explore the biomechanical psychosis of BLACK MAGNET’s “Violent Mechanix” video now at THIS LOCATION.

Watch for full details on the Body Prophecy LP to be issued via 20 Buck Spin in the months ahead.

BLACK MAGNET has issued the video in conjunction with a run of Eastern US tour dates which begin this week. The trek runs from December 11th through 20th with shows in Tulsa, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Chicago, and Indianapolis, with support from Trace Amount on the second half of the itinerary. Watch for additional tour dates to be announced alongside the new LP’s details and onward throughout 2022.

12/11/2021 Whittier Bar – Tulsa, OK
12/12/2021 The Sinkhole – St. Louis, MO
12/14/2021 Preserving Underground – Pittsburgh, PA
12/15/2021 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Trace Amount
12/17/2021 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ Trace Amount
12/18/2021 The Foundry – Cleveland, OH w/ Trace Amount
12/19/2021 Reggies – Chicago, IL w/ Trace Amount
12/20/2021 Black Circle – Indianapolis, IN w/ Trace Amount



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