Apostle of Solitude Premiere “Push Mortal Coil” Video


Indianapolis doomers Apostle of Solitude toured this Spring and Fall in support of last year’s excellent Of Woe and Wounds (review here), and I don’t the least bit mind saying that the show they played on May 5 at the Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn (review here) on the first of those two tours was the best non-fest show I saw all year. Hands down. It was the record release show for Kings Destroy‘s latest outing, and Apostle of Solitude came to town with Elder from Massachusetts and Clamfight from Philly, and it was the kind of bill that damn near led me to believe the universe was doing me personal favors. For Apostle of Solitude‘s part, they absolutely destroyed the place. They’d been on the road just shy of a week at that point and they were so clearly locked in that all they had to do was get onstage and they automatically went into kill mode. I was very, very glad to have been there to see it.

Hope you’ll pardon the seven-months-later nostalgia. It’s relevant because Apostle of Solitude have a brand new video for “Push Mortal Coil,” and the footage they used to put it together was captured on that first tour. There are even a couple shots from the Vitus Bar in there (I’m there briefly), so having been in the room or at least one of the rooms, the clip takes me back to what was truly an exceptionally good night. Even if you don’t have that association, “Push Mortal Coil” is one of the most immediately catchy tracks from Of Woe and Wounds, and isn’t shy in letting its riffy appeal, melodic hook and righteous heaviness speak on its and the album’s behalf. That record wasn’t exactly light on appeal, but “Push Mortal Coil” still stands out from its surroundings. I can basically guarantee it’ll be in my own head for the next week, just from watching the video.

This is the second video premiere I’ve done from Of Woe and Wounds behind the clip for “Lamentations of a Broken Man” (posted here) — third if you count the earlier premiere of a performance clip for “Blackest of Times” (posted here) — but the simple fact is if they keep making ’em, I’ll keep posting ’em. Dark as the music is, Apostle of Solitude are one of the brightest spots out there for American doom, and the more heads they turn their way, the better. I have to wonder if the video for “Push Mortal Coil,” in wrapping up a busy 2015, might also put the cap on the album as the band gets ready to move forward. Either way, really. I know damn well that if they wound up doing a video for “Die Vicar Die” on a lark, I’d post it.


Apostle of Solitude, “Push Mortal Coil” official video

Apostle of Solitude’s video clip for “Push Mortal Coil” from the album “Of Woe and Wounds” available from Cruz Del Sur Music. cruzdelsurmusic.com

Cameras: Jay Rich, Michael Lindenaur
Edits: S. Janiak
Performances filmed in 2015: Brooklyn, NY, Allentown, PA, Portland, ME, Boston, MA, Pittsburgh, PA, Rochester, NY, Philadelphia, PA, Cleveland, OH & Frederick, MD.

Recorded by Mike Bridavsky at Russian Recording, Bloomington, IN
Mixed by Mike Bridavsky
Mastered by T. Dallas Reed @ HeavyHead Studios, Port Orchard, WA

Chuck Brown – Guitar, Vocals
Corey Webb – Drums
Steve Janiak – Guitar, Vocals
Dan Davidson – Bass

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