Herod unveils lyric video for “Silent Truth”

Herod band pic
Swiss progressive sludge metal collective Herod has unveiled a lyric video for “Silent Truth”.

The track comes by way of the band’s lauded “Sombre Dessein” full-length recently issued via Pelagic Records.
Notes the band of the track: “"Silent Truth" is the first lyric video for the band. We decided to make a lyric video for "Silent Truth" because it summarizes the concept of "Sombre Dessein". Our thermo-industrial civilization will eventually come to end and be replaced by another civilization. It has always been on the cards. Our civilization has no values anymore. Civilizations have always been founded/established by the power and assistance of war. We live in a critical moment in history where only a few humans ready to die for their beliefs can put a powerful nation on their knees. Who would die today for a smartphone or a couch?! We are exhausted and immersed in our own inertia; we have nihilism but no fervor anymore”.

Check out the lyric video for “Silent Truth” below.

Recorded and mixed by Swiss audiophile Julien Fehlman and mastered by Magnus Lindberg from Cult Of Luna, “Sombre Dessein” is an album of staggering riffs, intricate yet groovy polyrhythmic patterns, and pure heaviness. The bilingual vocal approach adds an unusual but intriguing aspect to the band’s delivery of their craft.

“Sombre Dessein” is out now on CD, LP, and digital formats via Pelagic Records. See all ordering links: Europe, North America, Australia and Digital.

Herod will join The Ocean and Downfall Of Gaia for a full European tour this spring. See confirmed dates below.
European Tour Dates 2019:
3/13/2019 Im Wizemann - Stuttgart, DE
3/14/2019 PTR/ L'Usine - Geneva, CH
3/15/2019 CCO - Lyon, FR
3/16/2019 Rex - Toulouse, FR
3/17/2019 Les Pennes Mirabeau - Marseilles, FR
3/18/2019 Le Grillen - Colmar, FR
3/19/2019 Le Poche - Bethune, FR
3/20/2019 Mama Roux - Birmingham, UK
3/21/2019 Dolan's Warehouse - Limerick, IR
3/22/2019 Voodoo Lounge - Dublin, IR
3/23/2019 Audio - Glasgow, UK
3/24/2019 Brudenell Social Club - Leeds UK
3/25/2019 Trix - Antwerp, DE
3/26/2019 Paard - Den Haag, NL
3/27/2019 Club Volta - Cologne, DE
3/28/2019 Werk 2 - Leipzig, DE
3/29/2019 U Bazyla - Poznan, PL
3/30/2019 Tower - Bremen, DE
3/31/2019 Logo - Hamburg, DE
4/02/2019 Fryhuset, Klubben - Stockholm, SE
4/03/2019 Tradgarn - Gothenburg, SE
4/06/2019 Folken - Stavangar, NO
4/07/2019 Gregers - Hamar, NO
4/08/2019 Vega - Copenhagen, DK
Initially the brain child of guitarist Pierre Carroz, 2014 saw Herod’s debut release “They Were None”, via Mighty Music and a subsequent European tour. Following the departure of their original vocalist, former The Ocean (Precambrian) vocalist Mike Pilat was recruited for follow up album “Sombre Dessein”. Pilat also plays guitar and Herod is now furnished with a supplementary layer of musicality to complement both the heaviness and soundscape aspects of their palette. Throughout their young four years of presence, Herod has already shared the stage with such acts as Gojira, Crowbar, The Ocean, Carcass, Obituary, Napalm Death, and Voivod, attesting their repute as the busboys of King Herod, serving up whole sides of rare riffs, disposition, beauty, and authority. Fans of Scarlet, Breach, Yob, Meshuggah, Gojira, and Textures pay heed.