New York experimental death metal strategists, PYRRHON, today unveil the official video for "Sleeper Agent." The seizure-inducing new clip was directed by David Hall (Brutal Truth, Fuck The Facts) and comes by way of the band's Ryan Jones - (Mutilation Rites) produced The Mother Of Virtues full-length, released via Relapse Records earlier this year.
The sleeper agent's spying on you at MetalSucks. Check it out HERE.
And if you missed it, the quartet recently unleashed a play-through video for the track "Balkanized" via Gear Gods at THIS LOCATION.
PYRRHON's latest work of cinematic psychosis comes on the heels of their upcoming North American rash of live takeovers alongside fellow exploratory tech-death wizards Gigan and Artificial Brain. The Metal Sucks-sponsored journey commences on September 11th in Cleveland, Ohio and will run through October 17th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. See confirmed performances below.
PYRRHON w/ Gigan, Artificial Brain:
9/11/2014 Now That's Class - Cleveland, OH
9/12/2014 Rancho Relaxo - Toronto, ON
9/13/2014 The Underworld - Montreal, QC
9/14/2014 Salle Unisson - Quebec, QC
9/15/2014 TT The Bear's - Cambridge, MA
9/16/2014 Dusk - Providence, RI
9/17/2014 Bogie's - Albany, NY w/ Fit For An Autopsy
9/18/2014 The Waterfront Tavern - Holyoke, MA
9/19/2014 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
9/20/2014 Harper's - Clementon, NJ
9/21/2014 The Sidebar - Baltimore, MD
9/22/2014 The Maywood - Raleigh, NC
9/24/2014 The Backstage - Covington, KY
9/25/2014 Swayze's - Atlanta, GA
9/26/2014 The Handle Bar - Pensacola, FL
9/27/2014 The Lost Well - Austin, TX
9/28/2014 Tomcats West - Fort Worth, TX
9/30/2014 3 Kings - Denver, CO
10/02/2014 Cheyenne Saloon - Las Vegas, NV
10/03/2014 The Complex - Glendale, CA
10/04/2014 Til Two Club - San Diego, CA
10/06/2014 Elbo Room - San Francisco, CA
10/08/2014 El Corazon Lounge - Seattle, WA
10/09/2014 Red Room - Vancouver, BC
10/11/2014 The Complex - Bozeman, MT
10/12/2014 The New Direction - Fargo, ND *
10/13/2014 Memory Lanes - Minneapolis, MN *
10/14/2014 The Wisco - Madison, WI *
10/15/2014 Cobra Lounge - Chicago, IL *
10/16/2014 Donato's Basement - Columbus, OH *
10/17/2014 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA *
PYRRHON's The Mother Of Virtues take its listeners on a traumatic sonic voyage into the darkest portals of musical severity with a mind-altering synthesis of clanging death, dark jazz rhythms, twisted storytelling and subtle shades of otherworldly psychedelia. HeavyBlogIsHeavy calls the record, "delightfully off-kilter and forever twisting," Pitchfork dubs it, "...interesting and audacious..." while Noisey elaborates, "NYC's PYRRHON sits alone in the fold between a pair of local giants, Unsane and Suffocation. The band clearly leans on its nerdier than thou technical death metal approach to provide the backbone of what they do, but for some of the breakdowns and parts that surround the fretboard wizardry is a devotion to the noisy, misanthropy found on records by Today Is The Day and most of the early Am-Rep roster. It's a mix of intelligent hatred that could only come from the five boroughs..." Adds Sputnik Music in a perfect 4/4 score, "Virtues' greatest success is it's unwillingness to play by the rules... It's an album built off the backs of Gorguts and Converge but with legs spastically moving in directions akin to and opposite of those bearers. The replay value feels astronomical as identifying even the simplest of riffs feels like open heart surgery with the tension to match, but it's that itch to keep digging, to hear more through the layers of feedback and bellowed growls that one finds rewards with the reaping."
Stream The Mother Of Virtues in full via BandCamp HERE and pick up the album via Relapse HERE and iTunes HERE.