Parkway Drive have sliced another hunk of heaviness off their forthcoming fifth studio slab, Ire, and the music video for the new single, Crushed, is a turbulent blockbuster.
Packed with biblical imagery and Illuminati-esque iconography, the high-budget clip features a pair of golden golds toying with the lives of humans on earth.
The band members themselves are smashed around rooms that tumble and turn upside down with every throw of the dice, while some of the other characters meet much more confronting fates.
“Crushed is a continuation of the musical evolution of Parkway Drive,” explains frontman Winston McCall. “[Lyrically], this song deals with the concept of power and control that is the basis for modern society.
“We live in a time when the lives of the many are lived at the will of the few,” he continues. “Filter information and deceit are used as controls while we are told to fear and persecute rather than understand and sympathise. We have let the balance of power slip so far that a godlike will is able to be imposed upon the masses with little to no way of breaking the cycle.”
“The video we created was aimed to reflect these facets. We can’t break gravity, but we did our best to twist it, so we filmed it all in a room that was constantly rotating 360 degrees, which made for an awesome effect, but added a crazy amount of danger to the process.”
Check out the insane clip for Crushed, below.
Parkway Drive’s new disc, Ire, is set to drop on September 25th. To celebrate, the band are linking up with their brothers in heavy Thy Art Is Murder for a national tour. Check out all the dates here.
Watch: Parkway Drive – Crushed