Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
It has been less than one year since Austin, Texas’ RUNESCARRED arrived on the underground metal scene with their independently issued introduction, the three-song ‘We Are‘ EP, in June of last year.
Reviewed at Riff Relevant, the short-player provided insight into and powerful heavy metal from the then somewhat-newly started band. With former Dead Earth Politics members Ven Scott (vocals) and Tim Driscoll (guitar), alongside Southern Front drummer Peyton Holekamp, guitarist Skunk Manhattan, and bassist Josh Robins, the quintet provided a fresh take on groove-enriched, progressive metal.
Now, RUNESCARRED returns with a new single, “Being God,” and its accompanying official video treatment. The guys offered the following about the song:
“Being God may at first seem like an idle boast but the track proves otherwise. The cocktail jazz and Bach-esque harpsichord breaks are a welcome diversion from the groove-laden riffing elsewhere in the tune. I am really proud of the song’s dynamics and arrangement and I hope everyone digs it as much as we do!”
Check out the new song and video for “Being God” from RUNESCARRED below, and you can catch them live at these upcoming shows:
Feb. 22 – San Antonio, TX @ Bond’s Rock Bar (w/ Ghost In A Jar, Zero The Hero, & Se7en)
Apr. 05 – Austin, TX @ Texas Mist (w/ Shadow Ministry, Dancyr, Slow Motion Crush, & Elixir)