O.R.k. unveil new video for Don't Call Me A Joke

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International prog quartet O.R.k., who feature Colin Edwin and Pat Mastelotto alongside singer Lef and guitarist Carmine Pipitone, have unveiled a brand new video for the track Don't Call Me A Joke, which you can watch below.

It's taken from their upcoming album Screamnasium, fhe follow-up to 2019's Ramagehead, which will be released through Kscope on October 21.

"Don’t Call Me A Joke is one of the last tracks we recorded for Screamnasium, and it balances out some of the darker moments on the album, being a call for greater empathy, tolerance and mutual respect," explains bassist Edwin. "It’s our way of expressing a positive, uplifting sentiment in amongst all the divisive rhetoric from self-serving politicians, “rent a gob” pundits, controversialist grifters and those inescapable, sanctimonious, preachy types who always have something negative to say about others and who seem to get so much airtime and print space in today's never ending media melee. Punching down isn’t acceptable, but it's become all too common.”

"Working on that video was like putting a remote O.R.k. party on with a few relatives and friends and we’d like to thank our ‘facechoir’ - Violet Zuzu Vega, Dune Mackenzie Reid, Emery Mena, Mack Tabor, Zacharie Hennard, Farah Reid, Elizabeth Piaggio, Nikita-Tamara Licciardi, George Miller, Fenner Balch," adds vocalist Lef.

Screamnasium features guest appearances from Jo Quail on album closer Someone Waits and Italian Grammy winner Elisa, known for her collaboration with Ennio Morricone on Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained soundtrack, on the rack Consequence.

Screamnasium will be available on CD, as a limited edition green vinyl LP, black vinyl LP and digital album.

Pre-order Screamnasium.


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.