Death Hawks Post Video for “Behind Thyme”

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Yes, I understand it’s done with blacklight-responsive paint and contact lenses and whatever else, but if you were to ask just how psychedelic Finland’s Death Hawks are, as an answer, “So psychedelic their eyes glow” doesn’t seem like an incorrect response. The four-piece are gearing up to issue their third album, Sun Future Moon, Nov. 13 and I’ll confess that it’s my first exposure to the band, whose natural vibes seem to belong to the future as much as to the past.

My own fault for missing out, as ever. They played Roadburn earlier this year — though in my defense, they were on against the best Enslaved set I’ve ever seen — and their set is streaming hereSun Future Moon will be their first offering through Svart Records, and to mark its arrival they’ll head out on a tour of Finland with their much-heralded countrymen in Circle, playing shows starting this week and then periodically through the end of next month both before and after the record comes out. As to the album itself, their new video for “Behind Thyme” tells at least a portion of the story — glowing eyes, rolling naked in paint and all — but by no means the whole thing, other pieces throughout given to variations in mood and theme while still based around a sort of classic sunset-orange feel, analog in presentation and melodically engrossing.

I’ll hope to have more to come on Sun Future Moon leading up to the release, and obviously if I’m ever afforded another chance to catch them live it’s not something I’ll let slip if possible, but if you, like me, are just being introduced to the band (and I have Bucky Brown to thank for the tip), then “Behind Thyme” makes for a welcoming opening statement on their part and one that’s both warm enough and freaked out enough to be sure to pique interest in further investigation. You can find the video below, followed by more info on the album from the PR wire.


Death Hawks, “Behind Thyme” official video

Today, the psychedelic circus known as Death Hawks – known for their innovative brand of modern rock music that’s coated with Aquarian aesthetics – premiere a mind-bending new video for “Behind Thyme.” The track hails from the band’s forthcoming third album, Sun Future Moon, set for international release on November 13th via Svart Records.

“The new album’s sound is even larger, more beautiful and diverse than before,” says vocalist and guitarist Teemu Markkula. “As a band, we’ve strived for a much wider palette in every part of the process, from compositions to instrumentation and themes, and find the results satisfying. The songs deal with, for example, astrological myths of antiquity and the cosmos inside modern man. We consider the album both a logical continuation of the Death Hawks discography and also a step into a new age, in both meanings of the term. But, looking at the album from a simple point of view, we just tried to create a fascinating, melodic, and dignified album.”

Death Hawks are currently working on an European tour, but first, they’ll join legendary Finnish experimentalists Circle on a Finnish tour during November. “Our live experience will be updated, as well,” says Teemu Markkula. “Largely, we’ll concentrate on the new album but with a few older cuts here and there. We’re traveling with our very own visualist and a sound technician wherever possible to give people the best possible show.” Dates are as follows:

Death Hawks & Circle – Finnish tour 2015
31.10.2015 Suistoklubi, Hämeenlinna
06.11.2015 Bar Kino, Pori
07.11.2015 Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki
13.11.2015 Rokumentti, Kerubi, Joensuu
14.11.2015 Rock House Kulma, Kajaani
20.11.2015 Lutakko, Jyväskylä
21.11.2015 Tavastia, Helsinki
26.11.2015 Klubi, Tampere
27.11.2015 Dynamo, Turku
28.11.2015 Torvi, Lahti

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