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Crippled Black Phoenix lash out at "unempathetic politicians" on new single Bonefire

Crippled Black Phoenix
(Image credit: Konrad Röhringer)

Dark proggers Crippled Black Phoenix have streamed their latest single Bonefire, which you can listen to below.

Bonefire is taken from the band's upcoming album Banefyre which will be released through Season Of Mist on September 9.

"Bonefire is targeted at the politicians, who’re some of the wealthiest people around, and also the most un-empathetic sons of bitches towards the poorest and most vulnerable in our society," says vocalist Belinda Kordic. "These people in government have the power to change things around, make a difference, but they choose not to. It’s an ideological choice they make. The bottom line is... these people just don’t give a hoot about anything but themselves. They are not all bad. But there sure are some rotten eggs. Chuck em on a fire of bones and let them contemplate on their actions for a while.  Ps! No politicians were hurt during the making of this song."

"This song makes so much sense to me," adds band leader Justin Geaves."When Belinda told me what it’s about and sent me the lyrics, I saw how pissed off she is at the way things are with the ruling class. And so am I. And so are a lot of people. I mean, the song was written two years ago, and it was bad then, but now, especially here in the UK it has reached a new low when it comes to the massive class divide and the utter contempt the dumb government scumbags show to people. The people who are supposed to be taken care of. I personally think we should burn the whole damn political system down. Throw the politicians on the fire and cleanse the energy of the world."

Crippled Black Phoenix have previously released videos for Blackout 77 and Everything is Beautiful But Us. The band will tour Europe and the UK with labelmates Impure Wilhelmina and MØL in August and September.

Pre-order Banefyre.

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.