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In the most literal definition of the word, autofagia means “self-eating” or “self-devourment.” So it is with some trepidation we reveal this new video, “Autofagia,” by Danish post-metal noise lords Kollapse. Actually, it turns out that this is a totally safe for work performance video of the trio doing nothing more than bashing the hell out of their instruments and neither consuming themselves nor others. The intensity of the track—a crushing, lurching behemoth that invokes late ’80s NYC scum/noise rock, a la Unsane and Helmet—certainly matches the ugly lyrical subject matter, though. The simple, but effective video was directed, edited and shot by Peter Drastrup.
“Autofagia” is one of seven new cuts on the band’s upcoming full-length AR. It was recorded at Dead Rat Studio September 2022 by Jacob Bredahl and Kollapse, and mixed by Scott Evans at Antisleep Audio. Mastering was done by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. AR is set for release on Fysisk Format, Vinyltroll Records and Head Records on March 8, 2024. Preorders will be available in January 2024.
Here’s what the band had to say about its latest track:
“Autofagia refers to the uncommon disorder of consuming one’s own body. The lyrics take the artist’s point of view. When writing the track, we wanted to do something that had a basic but bludgeoning main riff and a couple of fairly old-school noise rock sections.
This was the first song we actually finished for this album. It set the tone, in some senses, for the album, by being more aggressive than some of our previous work. It also features our first ‘real’ breakdown. The main riff is entirely built around a single dissonant chord, where only the rhythm around it, and the aggressiveness with which it is played, changes; the drums, as they often do, control this song. This creates a certain insistence in the song—it just keeps hitting you with this disgusting chord. We also really started working with double vocals on this track, with constantly shifting vocals and parts where we are working in accordance with each other. This song came together so fast, and we knew we were finally, after having written and discarded a ton of material, heading in the direction we wanted.”