LA’s industrial metal squad, 3TEETH have returned today (3rd May) with a new single, ‘Merchant Of The Void.’ The new track is the first in a series of monthly teases leading into their eagerly awaited fourth studio album, arriving later this Summer via Century Media Records.
As A.I. begins its takeover, banks collapse, climate warnings spiral out of control and humans grapple with an existential living nightmare, 3TEETH is laying out a brutal perspective on ‘Merchant Of The Void,’ revealing their first salvo into a new era of sonic exploration.
The track comes accompanied by a visually stunning graphic video from one of Hollywood’s leading animators, Matteo Santoro (who grew up with 3TEETH frontman Alexis Mincolla). Santoro has produced an epic work that takes viewers on a space-folding Lovecraftian journey into hyper-consumerism.
The song pairs the band’s trademark gritty electro-industrial metal alchemy with ruminations on the self-destructive path humanity has been treading, as described by 3TEETH frontman and creative visionary Alexis Mincolla;
”Amidst the numbing pulse of hypermodernity, the insatiable appetite of data commodification devours our sense of meaning. The undead march of materialism eventually renders the human subject an automaton, desperately grasping for the ephemeral junk 2.0 to fill the abyss of existential emptiness. The self devolves into a mere echo, a ghostly spectre caught in the whirlwind of techno-capital acceleration, the very essence of its being devoured by the machinery of its own weaponized desires. If the future eludes your vision, fear not, The Merchant of The Void is standing by and eager to sell it to you. Welcome to the cold descent into the black hole of total absolute commodification. In the words of William S. Burrough; ‘The junk merchant doesn’t sell his product to the consumer, he sells the consumer to his product. He does not improve and simplify his merchandise. He degrades and simplifies the client.”
Merchant of The Void’ follows previously released track, ‘Paralyze (featuring Ho99o9)’, both of which hail from 3TEETH’s much-anticipated fourth album, arriving via Century Media Records (more detail to be announced soon).
To lay the foundation for the new material, 3TEETH migrated to the deserted quiet of Joshua Tree, escaping from the palpable anxiety of their hometown of Los Angeles for fresh new perspective. The material is currently being wrapped up with a solid extended team, including the accomplished sound designer Mick Gordon (best known for his work on the gaming phenomenon DOOM) who’s produced several album tracks, along with producer Nick Rowe and mixer Sean Beavan (NIN), who bring another dimension to the band’s unmistakable sound.
Says Gordon, “3TEETH are one of my favorite acts. They proudly fly their own unique flag. The new album charts a course through the next stage of our vanity-led evolution as a species, and by that I mean the album is a world unto itself. I’m just stoked that these guys have allowed me along for the ride.
Stay tuned for more 3TEETH news soon.
Alexis Mincolla – vocals
Chase Brawner – guitars
Xavier Swafford – keyboards and synthesizer
Andrew Means – bass
Nick Rossi – drums
Stream “Merchant of the Void” here: https://3TEETH.lnk.to/MerchantOfTheVo…