California-based black metal band Xasthur is releasing their album “Victims of the Times on July 9th! Make sure to stop what you’re doing that day to go check this out and as a fan, since the early 2000s you know damn sure that is what I will be doing!
The music and lyrics are written by Scott Conner who recorded this album in various motels, porches, and living rooms across the country between 2016 and 2020. The meaning behind this album cuts much deeper than a lot of other black metal albums you would hear. The result is a personal and bleak slice of Americana that captures stories and experiences from his journeys, hungry eyes of the homeless, and urban nightmares of the rust belt.
I hope you’re excited as I am for this new album to drop! In the meantime, you can kick back and check out the new Xasthur lyric video below.
-written by: Ray Meoni