Godsticks release video for new single Victim

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Welsh prog quartet Godsticks have released a new single Victim. The track is taken from the band's most recent album Inescapable, which was released through Kscope last year. You can watch the new video for Victim in full below.

“All of us seem to agree that this is our favourite song on the album," says singer and guitarist Darran Charles. "There is a definite progression from a light mood to a very dark and angsty vibe, which from a compositional standpoint was extremely challenging to achieve, but eventually very rewarding. To me the song is essentially about arguing with myself - looking inside and not liking some of the things I find. You can visualise the person you want to be but trying to change can also be a process just as hurtful as coming to terms with our flaws."

"For Victim's music video, we decided to focus on another big visually impactful performance, so we simply had to work with George Laycock from Black Tide Audio again because he did such a great job with our Denigrate video," adds drummer Tom Price fo the promo video for Victim. "With the help of lighting engineer Laure, we dreamt up a light show to emphasise those two different moods in the song that Darran was talking about - shifting from low-key in the first half into high impact arena-show lighting in the second. Everything came together once again and we could not be more happy with the finished product!

"We hope the new video will at least provide a little distraction to anyone gracious enough to view it during these crazy times; all 4 of us are certainly very proud of it. We hope everyone out there is staying safe and well and trust me when I say that the band is itching to get back out on the road as soon as possible!"

Jerry Ewing

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.