LET US UNVEIL THE MUSICAL VIDEO FOR “IN SOUFFERING”
Boston-based melodic / thrash power group LET US PREY have released the music video for “In Suffering,” the latest single and edited version of the group’s 2020 debut album, “Virtues of the Vicious.” https://youtu.be/67CRmj9ndng. The song and music video are both based on deeply personal emotional struggles singer Marc Lopes (Ross The Boss) faced while writing and recording the record, and the video is being released in support of the Month’s efforts. mental health awareness during the month. of May.
“It’s a different shade than the large LET US PREY palette, but it’s really part of what we do,” says Lopes. “We think heavy doesn’t always have to bark vocals thousands of miles an hour (which we do and love too!). “In Suffering” is a very personal dark journey that I endured while writing and recording “Virtues of the Vicious”. Dealing with depression and other aspects of mental illness (as we like to call it, rather than illness) is no easy task for me and for many. I wanted to release this song realizing the grossly overlooked issues of various forms of depression, anxiety and the like among many others, especially teens and young adults. Suicide is currently at an all time high due to the current state of the world. Being alone and in his mind for long periods of time can cause our “dark” friend (as I call him) to come and play and wreak havoc with our well-being. So many people suffer in silence and shouldn’t have to. There is help on many levels these days, and by all means, if you are at this breaking point PLEASE reach out. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, so it seems right to release such a song. I would leave this melody to the interpretation of the individual, because I think it will sound differently for each listener. It’s a metaphorical journey into my psyche as of this writing. It’s actually the first of a two-part story. The latter will be available soon, but for now, check it out and spread the word… and remember, YOU MATTER. “
“Virtues of the Vicious” – released by M-Theory Audio in July 2020 – featured guest appearances by a number of notable metal musicians, including Jon Donais (Anthrax, Shadows Fall), “Metal” Mike Chlasciak (Halford , Testament), Jimi Bell (House of Lords, Autograph) and the late Oli Herbert (All That Remains) have been described by Ghost Cult as “imagine if Lamb Of God played power metal like Blind Guardian” or as Heaviest of Art called it simply “a rather glorious dose of heaviness” – perfectly mixed elements of seemingly disparate genres. LET US PREY’s mix of thrash, death, power and progressive metal elements was underpinned by industrial samples and symphonic keyboards, while Lopes matched these effortless changes with his vocal performance, excelling in thrash / death metal grunts. , explosive melodic vocals and searing Halford. esque highs with superimposed harmonies. Lopes also faces Ross the Boss and was recently part of a popular quarantine collaboration featuring members of King Diamond, Exodus, Evile and The Iron Maidens covering King Diamond’s “A Mansion in Darkness”. can be viewed at https://youtu.be/dtrZ4WrrFuE.
COVID-19 has prevented LET US PREY from programming live broadcasts, but the group will soon be set to continue to impress audiences as they did before 2020 on stages in the northeastern United States and surrounding areas in the United States. alongside Soilwork, Suffocation, Soulfly, Life of Agony, Metal Church, Battle Beast, Doro and Scar Symmetry, among others.