U.K. hardcore punk legends DISCHARGE have released the official music video for the song “The Broken Law”. The clip was shot in the fall of 2017 in London by Stuart Sterling.
“The Broken Law” is taken from DISCHARGE‘s latest album, “End Of Days”, which was released in April 2016 via Nuclear Blast.
The band states: “So what do we have to say about this video? Nothing. The words and the images in the video speak for themselves… this is the world we are living in.”
DISCHARGE vocalist Jeff “JJ” Janiak told Metal Forces that “End Of Days” is “more like the [band’s] earlier” material, which is “just really short. Yeah, I think it stands up against a lot of the stuff. DISCHARGE did have a run of bad albums in the mid-to-late ’80s, and even into the early ’90s. It’s not the most memorable stuff, and so I definitely think this stands above that period of DISCHARGE.”
In a separate interview with Distorted Sound, Janiak admitted that there was “a bit” of pressure on him to deliver on “End Of Days”, being that it was his first album with DISCHARGE since he joined the band in 2014. “It was a hard decision for me,” he said. “Because I know when Rat [former vocalist Tony ‘Rat’ Martin] was singing, he got a lot of shit off people, basically just because he wasn’t Cal [former vocalist Kevin ‘Cal’ Morris], really. And I really didn’t want to put myself in that situation at first. So I was asked to join, they had some gigs lined up already and they asked me to join and that first gig was, like, two weeks later, and it was in front of 20,000 people at this massive festival over in Europe. So I had two weeks to learn the songs and I learned them, and I wasn’t really sure whether I was going to make it a permanent thing at that point, I was just kind of doing a favor and filling in. But once all the videos went up and once the word got out there and whatnot and people actually heard it, all the feedback from it was great. I was literally getting messages off DISCHARGE fans from around the world saying, ‘Please stay in the band!’ so that kind of made the decision for me, really. How can I say no to that for a band that’s been going for so long? It is hard to replace, especially being a singer, it is hard to replace original singers, but luckily, I’ve been accepted, so happy days.”
Photo credit: Fabiola Santini