BYZANTINE Unleash Infectious ‘The Cicada Tree’ Official Video

(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist,

It has been a little over a year since West Virginia’s progressive metal battery BYZANTINE unleashed the critically acclaimed Metal Blade Records release, ‘The Cicada Tree‘. 

In those fourteen months or so, BYZANTINE have been on a non-stop tear of activity, including a highly touted U.S. tour supporting the reactivated Sacred Reich. Now, never ones to rest idly on their laurels, these wildly wonderful metallic warriors are continuing to advance their cause.

BYZANTINE have just unleashed a new official video for ‘The Cicada Tree‘ album’s title track (streaming below) and it finds the quartet exploring some amazing dynamics in their music. The video – which was directed and edited by Holly Mollohan – is the ideal accompaniment with its darkly alluring imagery.

Check out ‘The Cicada Tree‘ visualizer below and while you’re at it, you can revisit the Riff Relevant Interview with BYZANTINE‘s Chris “OJ” Ojeda (filmed at the Album Release Show for The Cicada Tree in Huntington, W. Va.) HERE.


Chris Ojeda – Vocals / Rhythm Guitar
Brian Henderson – Lead Guitar / Vocals
Sean Sydnor – Bass Guitar / Backing Vocals
Matt Bowles – Drums

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Formerly known as Dragon so you probably already know my deal. METAL & ROCK! Nearly 40 years involved in it, every style, genre & sub genre you can imagine. I'm as real as it gets... come put me to the test.
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