Insolvency take on the fake reality of social media

French metallers Insolvency have announced news of their new album by releasing their blistering new single, Blindness.

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Vocalist Valentin Gondouin explained: “This song deals with all the choices we make that are killing us slowly. We are more connected than ever, while at the same time, so detached from reality. Blindness deals with the fake reality of life through social media, and the importance people give to it. [It’s] like watching another world, where reality is polished, transformed and surreal.”

As with the single, so with the forthcoming album. Pierre Challouet explained that the record reflects”depression cycles, separation, burn out, as well as being tired of fighting for a living.”

“We feel like we have lived in a mirage for many years, and we finally found a way to put it into words.”He adds: “We all felt restricted by the fake vision we had of the world. We wrongly lived in dreams and mental prisons for too many years, and it was time to open our eyes… even if opening our eyes was hurtful.”

Despite their disappointment, the band approached the new album with renewed vigour. As guitarist Bruno Blackstard explained, “our style and writing evolved to be a lot more efficient in terms of riffs and melodies, as well as the progressive and slightly modernised production and ambience. Each song has its own universe and influences… from ambient to death-core, and even some post-hardcore vibes.”

Insolvency collaborated with Jim Pinder (Bullet For My Valentine, Fightstar, Machine Head, While She Sleeps) to capture these emotions and experiences as a form of therapy. The record features guest vocals from Ryan Kirby (Fit For a King) and CJ McMahon (Thy Art Is Murder).

Insolvency’s sophomore album, Illusional Gates, is due out February 18th, 2022.

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