SHAMAN’S HARVEST is back with the brand new video for “The Devil In Our Wake”. The track comes off the band’s latest album, “Red Hands Black Deeds”, which was released last year via Mascot Records. Produced by Keith Armstrong, the disc pre-meditatively took on a more organic approach, utilising vintage gear.
Talking about the song, singer Nathan Hunt offers: “‘The Devil In Our Wake’ tackles the topic of war. I’d go to bed with CNN on to some bullshit at the White House, or the heartbreaking situation in Syria. I’d see what’s going on in the world and think, ‘Shit, how did we get so divisive?'”
“Red Hands Black Deeds” is a darker, visceral, and more layered sound than past repertoire. The album ranges from the ominous, haunting vibes of the title track prelude, “A Longer View”, “The Devil In Our Wake” and “Scavengers” — which could fit just as easily on a horror film soundtrack as it does on this rock band’s album — to quieter, more vulnerable moments as heard on “Tusk And Bone” and “Long Way Home”. Lyrically, the band also ventured into new territory, taking on the current political, social, and economic struggles the USA is facing as a nation under the new administration. “‘Red Hands Black Deeds’ touches upon the darker nature inside all of us,” says Hunt. “The whole record has a contrast and push and pull tension — a juxtaposition of good and bad or questioning what is right and wrong. The record ended up having a concept, though we weren’t intending it to,” says Hunt.
SHAMAN’S HARVEST‘s Mascot Records debut, “Smokin’ Hearts & Broken Guns”, in 2014, garnered more than 33 million streams. The album’s “In Chains” peaked at #11 on the Mediabase chart after a run of 22 weeks at Active Rock radio. It also spent over four months in the Top 10 of iTunes Metal Songs chart. The song’s video has more than 3 million views on YouTube, while the band has a cumulative 8 million YouTube views.