Today, we’re premiering a brand new music video from Total Massacre. The LA-based four-piece has emerged from the wreckage of the 80s Hardcore Punk scene and brings with them the same anger and energy while confronting the contemporary Kafkaesque social and political dilemmas that bedevil us all.
While the pandemic slowed their plans for 2020, it couldn’t stop them from writing and creating new music. Guitarist Mike Massacre explains:
“We have always leaned on each other heavily for concepts and suggestions for our songs, not just musically but lyrically. I cannot tell you how many times we have had one idea for a song and the final track turns out completely different from that initial idea. But miraculously, we have still been able to write new songs since COVID started all via Zoom, Slack, email, etc. Once we felt ready, we rehearsed live a couple times (safely) and recorded at our studio as quickly and as social distanced as we could. Modern technology!”
The result of those recordings is six songs that sound possibly even more urgent than anything they’ve released before. Because the prospect of returning to “business as usual” as musicians seems so far away, Total Massacre decided to try something unique with this release, dropping one song a month for the first half of 2021.
“Pro-Life Death Cult” is the second single release. The song lyrically catalogs the litany of disgusting lies and absurd conspiracy theories that led to 500,000 needless deaths in the richest country in the world.
Watch the video for “Pro-Life Death Cult” below and keep checking back for more from Total Massacre!