Finnish death sludge practitioners Black Royal issue DENIAL video

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Finnish death sludge practitioners BLACK ROYAL have issued a video for "Denial." 

The track comes off the band's "Lightbringer" full-length, released earlier this year via Suicide Records. 

A dense and obliterating work both musically and thematically, "Lightbringer" centers itself on mankind's utter failure in finding inner strength and the empty trust in false ideologies; the soundtrack to a world on the path towards imminent decay.
The band said, "The song – which is a mixture of Motörhead and Entombed – originated when our drummer Jukka insisted we do a d-beat-type song. We obliged as Jukka is the founding member. Lyrically it's an ode to free thinking and an attack against organized religion. For the video, we wanted to do a tribute to our idols from '90s."
BLACK ROYAL's "Lightbringer" is out now on CD, LP, and digital formats via Swedish-Finnish label Suicide Records. Find orders at suiciderecordsswe.bandcamp.com/album/lightbringer.

Hailing from Tampere, Finland, BLACK ROYAL was forged in 2013. 

The quartet's music combines modern sludge with '90s death metal, classic seventies influences, epic choruses and unconventional arrangements, resulting in a distinctly alluring sound often and accurately described as "death blues." 

Inspired by beer and occult teachings, their music is laced with distortion and growls proclaiming various themes from free thought to the perils of organized religion. 

Following two critically-lauded EPs - The Summoning Pt.1 and Pt.2, released in 2015 and 2016 respectively - the band was signed by Swedish-Finnish label Suicide Records and unleashed the Dying Star seven-inch/digital single, serving as the first taste of "Lightbringer."
The band said, "Faith is, more or less, a consequence of fear and ignorance. Mankind's quest for meaning is greater than their ability to understand that we hold the key to our own potential and inner strength. This act against the original plan of The Elders and The Wise has led mankind to the brink of their own intellectual extinction. To survive, mankind must abandon the power of religious dogmas and evolve by the strength from one's inner self. The time has come for the Lightbringer to enthrone and steer man back to the path of free thought and prove wrong their false choices, the reason for current global chaos). Now is time for the new world order. It won't be divine."

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