Empire State Bastard have shared a new video for their debut single Harvest, filmed at their debut UK shows in Glasgow, Manchester and London in March, just days after the single's release.
It arrives as the grindcore supergroup - featuring Biffy Clyro's Simon Neil, ex-Oceansize frontman Mike Vennart , live bassist Naomi Macleod (ex-Bitch Falcon) and drum god Dave Lombardo - prepare for a summer festival tour which includes appearances at Download (June 9), 2000trees (July 7) and ArcTanGent (July 17).
A decade in the making, Empire State Bastard take influence from Siege, Slayer, Sleep, Melvins and the expansive catalogue of Faith No More/Mr. Bungle frontman Mike Patton.
The group evolved from Neil and Vennart listening to what they describe as "the heaviest, most avant-garde or the most sickeningly confrontational music they could find" during downtime between Biffy Clyro tours, and their forthcoming debut album - with Vennart writing the songs and recording all guitars, and Neil focusing on vocals and lyrics - promises to "adventurously probe almost every dark crevice imaginable from the myriad sounds of metal and genre-adjacent extremity."
Songs premiered on the group's introductory tour included Sons and Daughters, Stutter, Palms Of Hands and The Looming.
Watch the video, directed by Nick Suchak, below: