Toronto, ON metallic hardcore band Ancress (members of Vilipend, Titan, Homolka, The Isosceles Project) have premiered a new music video for their track “Force-Fed” via CVLT Nation. The video is a disturbing minute-and-a-half of sonic and visual torment, featuring vocalist Chris Gramlich actually being waterboarded and trampled, as well as force swallowing and regurgitation of pills. You’ve been warned.
“Today, more than at any other point in human history, we are bombarded continually by countless lies, disinformation and propaganda, opinions instead of facts, love and caring devoid of emotional depth, near-limitless varieties of hate and substandard art devoid of passion and meaning — being literally and figuratively force-fed shit. This permeates almost every facet of our existence, from the relationships we have and the jobs we are chained to in order to survive, right down to what we consume for sustenance. The only way to fight back is to refuse — to rebel — to search for, and speak, the truth, no matter the consequences, to educate yourself, to reject what we’ve been fed, to create the art you want to experience, to forgo the trodden path and choose the one less travelled. There is no shame in biting the hand that feeds, if that hand is force-feeding you shit.”
“Force-Fed” is off of Victoria/Jeiunium, the band’s upcoming four-part, two-LP series, which features surreal artwork by Polish painter Zdzisław Beksiński. The release is out November 18 on vinyl via Hypaethral Records, and is also available on cassette, with download, through No List Records.
Watch the video below.