Following huge premiere slots via the likes of Sirius XM Liquid Metal and Brooklyn Vegan, Savannah metal outfit Vatican have returned with their thrashing new single + video effort ‘Decemeta’ today. Accompanied by its gaming-inspired music video, ‘Decemeta’ explores human nature’s love of seeing others fail.
Vocalist Mike Sugars adds:
“This song is about how we as a people love to see other people fail. There are plenty of times where it’s maybe best that this person goes away, but we’re always watching to see who’s next. Always looking for the cracks in someone’s frame.
“I wanted to name the track based on how the song just makes me feel. I thought the song felt like a battle montage and landed on something like “Decimation” or something not great like that. Then I took inspiration from NieR: Automata and Metal Gear Rising and combined decimation with the “mata” thing. I just thought it looked and sounded cool.”
Drummer Josian Omar Soto-Ramos speaks of how the music video came together after linking up with friend Beyond Sahaj to create a 3D model of vr unit mech.
“When that was finished, I thought about the song we were going to release and tying it into the track. The first thing that popped in my head was a visualiser of it fighting off enemies in Playstation 1 inspired style with a lot of explosions and flying. Specifically the Armored Core series immediately came to mind for this and made sense with the abrasive context of the song.
“Sahaj was super stoked on the idea and we started bouncing ideas back and forth. It was a lot of fun getting this idea made into a reality and it’s all thanks to him for doing a dope job.”
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