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Apr 25, 2020

BrooklynVegan unveils GUTTER LOVE Video from Belgian progressive metal/hardcore practitioners Bears as PROPAGANDA full-length nears release via Pelagic Records


Belgian progressive metal/hardcore practitioners BEAR are pleased to unveil their latest video for "Gutter Love." 

Currently playing at BrooklynVegan, the track comes by way of the band's “Propaganda” full-length, set to drop next month via Pelagic Records.
 
“Propaganda” is an album against propaganda; against the manipulative character of communication and product-placement that we face each time we turn on the TV, walk through a supermarket, or tune in to Spotify without a paid subscription.

And while blatant ideological propaganda is being camouflaged behind product propaganda within an endless floating spectrum of ever-growing, artificially created needs and demands, ideology is as a matter of fact constantly being reinstated and affirmed.

BEAR alludes to all of this with metaphors and artwork referencing historic propaganda and the political practices used by the terrible dictators of the 20th century presented in a pop-art style that is equal parts ironic and iconic.

BEAR criticizes propaganda by making “Propaganda” of their own with their very own aural bombs, symbols, and manifestos.
The band said, "'Gutter Love' is about being brought to your lowest point by love. Being dragged into the gutter where the feeling turns into an intense hatred. It's a reminder of the lengths people will go to, to preserve whatever remains of a love that has turned sour."
BrooklynVegan stated, "The song bounces back and forth between prog metal and mile-a-minute hardcore, which are not two things that cross paths too often, but BEAR pull it off." 
View BEAR's "Gutter Love" via BrooklynVegan at THIS LOCATION
 
Find BEAR's previously released videos for "Apollo's Heist" and "Kuma" HERE
 
BEAR will unleash “Propaganda” May 8 on CD, LP, and digital formats. Find preordering options below.
 

Celebrating their tenth anniversary as a band, BEAR invokes the spirit of great hardcore bands of the '90s like Catharsis or Gehenna - bands whose raw energy, uncompromising delivery, and relentlessly violent performance was as energizing and invigorating as it was puzzling for the oftentimes baffled audience.

With three albums released since on Let It Burn and Basick Records, performances at festivals such as Graspop, Roadburn, Rock Herk, Euroblast, UK Tech Fest, Complextiy Fest, and headlining tours throughout Europe and India, the band has made themselves a name within the heavy music underground scene as one of the most punishing live acts going.

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