(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)
Berlin, Germany’s electric retro rock warriors Kadavar have released a video for “Die Baby Die”, a song featured on their upcoming fourth studio album, ‘Rough Times’, out on September 29th via Nuclear Blast. The clip can be found below.
The band offered extensive commentary on the album itself. Tiger began by saying:
“The process of making this record was quite intense. I kind of went through my inner hell. Working all day, you’re fine, but at night all these things were torturing me. The new songs are crazy and absurd sometimes, but also serious and very personal. It’s the ambiguity that holds ‘Rough Times’ together. Every song evolved from a certain strong feeling.
“We chose the title, because it has this duality. It’s not just funny, yet it’s not a complete serious title. We’re doing fine, but something’s missing in this world. We don’t really fit in or want to, but at the same time we’re stuck in this. The times are rough when you wake up and just wanna die, but times can also be rough for very trivial reasons, the latter I have the feeling is very zeitgeisty.
“This collage for the cover is the perfect match for the title. I had this picture in my head throughout the whole process. It’s a little rough, but this picture tells a lot.”
Added singer/guitarist Lupus:
“For me it’s a very serious title, bar any humor. We maintain the achievements of our elders, such as women’s rights, peace and a corporate Europe, by touring through clubs, sniffing 100 euro bills through our noses and call attention to ourselves by posting insta stories. Meanwhile, people rising to power decline economy, free thinking and progress. If we don’t start to really care for this heritage and leave it to people who just want to enrich themselves, we will soon face Rough Times.
“The album itself is a journey through our states of mind. The first three songs is us venting our spleen. About everything and everyone we despise – until towards the end when there’s something kinda like hope.”
Pre-orders for the new Kadavar album Rough Times are up and running here.
“Into The Wormhole”
“Die Baby Die”
“Words Of Evil”
“You Found The Best In Me”
“The Lost Child”
“A L’Ombre Du Temps”
“Helter Skelter” (Bonus Track)