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The Armed Release New Single/Video “AN ITERATION” Taken From Forthcoming Album due April 16th via Sargent House

March 31, 2021
Credit Trevor Naud

THE ARMED RELEASE NEW VIDEO FEATURING DAVID HAYTER – THE LEGENDARY VOICE OF SOLID SNAKE

“AN ITERATION” IS THE FINAL SINGLE TO ARRIVE BEFORE ULTRAPOP IS RELEASED ON APRIL 16TH

Was the whole thing really just a dream? The Armed, one of the most exciting and innovative experimental hardcore bands of the past decade say maybe it was via their new video for “AN ITERATION”. Featuring a voice-over and cameo from one of the most recognized voices in video game history, David Hayter — the legendary voice behind Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid series — the video watches the band’s Dan Greene as he comes to terms with the fact that The Armed may only exist in his head. A fever dream of sorts after one too many times falling asleep playing Metal Gear. A scattered timeline of past music videos that centered around Dan Greene, “An Iteration” is full of easter eggs from the band’s history as well Metal Gear Solid. Stay tuned to the very end. 

 Dan Greene states “The story of Metal Gear Solid 2–which seemed like convoluted, impenetrable nonsense when we were kids–has turned out to be disturbingly prescient of society in 2021. I would argue that this video game raised more interesting artistic and philosophical questions than a lot of “higher art,” and much earlier too. We are beyond honored to see David Hayter take on the role of Dan Greene within The Armed Cinematic Universe.”

Prepare for the exhilarating ride that The Armed takes their audience on. Compelling and crushing throughout, The Armed delivers these obscure orchestrations that exude melody and ferocity, forever a crucial composition. “An Iteration” is intoxicating, this bold creation showcases the obliterating tendencies of this remarkable outfit. We need The Armed. Their work will move you, their energy infectious The Armed are truly phenomenal. The most destructive arrangements we will ever experience. Their new single devours you, raw and raucous, The Armed address and craft their own form of anarchy whilst rhythmically exploring ardent adrenaline-inflicted rebellion.

ULTRAPOP, available April 16th via Sargent House features work from Mark Lanegan and Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen, and is the first album co-produced by the band’s own Dan Greene in collaboration with Ben Chisholm (Chelsea Wolfe)Kurt Ballou remains at the helm as executive producer. Ultrapop is the genre of music that said album features. It reaches the same extremities of sonic expression as the furthest depths of metal, noise, and otherwise “heavy” counterculture music subgenres but finds its foundation firmly in pop music and pop culture. As is always The Armed’s mission, it seeks only to create the most intense experience possible, a magnification of all culture, beauty, and things. 

ULTRAPOP TRACKLISTING

ULTRAPOP

ALL FUTURES

MASUNAGA VAPORSA

LIFE SO WONDERFUL

AN ITERATION

BIG SHELL

AVERAGE DEATH

FAITH IN MEDICATION

WHERE MAN KNOWS WANT

REAL FOLK BLUES

BAD SELECTION

THE MUSIC BECOMES A SKULL

EU TOUR DATES

09/10/21 – Bristol, UK – The Exchange

10/10/21 – Birmingham, UK – Dead Wax

11/10/21 – Dublin, Ireland – Whelan’s

12/10/21 – Manchester, UK – YES

13/10/21 – Glasgow, UK – Nice N Sleazy

14/10/21 – Leeds, UK – Boom

15/10/21 – London, UK – MOTH Club

16/10/21- Brighton, UK – The Green Door Store

18/10/21 – Antwerp, Belgium – TRIX

19/10/21 – Reims, France – La Cartonnerie

20/10/21 – Lorient, France – L’Hydrophone

21/10/21 – Nantes, France – Stereolux

22/10/21 – Rouen, France – Le 106

23/10/21 – Paris. France – La Boule Noire

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