The idea behind Exumer’s new video clip KING’S END is to visually pay homage to the look and visual aesthetics of the MTV/HEADBANGERS BALL era clips from the late 80s and early 90s. Especially when CGI became available as a tool to add effects that were otherwise financially impossible to attain. The clip was entirely shot, edited and directed by Goreminister in Essen (Turock Club) /Germany during Exumer’s last European dates.
Mem V. Stein : “We were approached by our buddy Goreminister, who has his own You Tube channel and is a pretty known character in the Metal scene in and around Essen, if we would be interested in a new video that resembles old HEADBANGERS BALL clips. We instantly were on board with the concept and are now excited to launch something that uniquely resembles the early 90s over the top videos we devoured back when Metal was still on Television.”
"Hostile Defiance", Exumer's fifth full-length, is exactly what its title suggests. A 42-minute full on attack, the thrash faction hold nothing back as they unleash hell as only they can, yet with more variety and dynamics than ever before. "We wanted to sonically progress, incorporating more melodic elements in the music as well as more rhythmic variety," states vocalist Mem Von Stein. "We are a lot braver trying to create an up to date and relevant sound that can easily stand alone in today's thrash landscape without sounding trite or a throwback, and we're challenging the listener not to get too comfortable with one specific feel, tempo or pace. The result is a mixture of material comprising fast and thrashy numbers, melodic hooks and mid-tempo songs." While the album's title is overtly belligerent, the lyrical content is far deeper and more involved, informed by Von Stein's interest and understanding of mental illness, having been working in the field of psychiatry since 2002, and holding the position of licensed master social worker. "Hostile Defiance comes from the term Oppositional Defiant Disorder where a person - mostly teenagers - experience states between contrition and hostile defiance, but at the same time it's a perfect title because it reflects our stance as a band and where we are in our career, refusing to fade away or bowing to trends within the genre."
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