Locked In A Vacancy Release Music Video for “…Of Church And State”
Follows Exclusive Premiere with Metal Injection
[Brooklyn, NY – Jan 12th, 2024] Today marks the release of the eagerly anticipated music video for Locked In A Vacancy‘s single, “…Of Church And State.” The video, a captivating visual counterpart to the song’s powerful narrative, premiered on Metal Injection.
From the moment it begins, the video for Locked In A Vacancy’s “…Of Church And State” seizes the viewer with a raw ferocity that mirrors the song’s relentless drumming and Dyami Bryant‘s commanding vocal prowess. The experience is akin to a sensory assault, reminiscent of standing at the epicenter of a frenzied mosh pit. Bryant, as the focal point, brings a palpable intensity that radiates through the screen, his presence an embodiment of the song’s spirit.
The video’s more than just performance captured on film; it’s a kinetic outpouring of emotion and energy, conveyed through vigorous cuts and a rhythm that pulsates with the song’s own heartbeat. The video’s editing, sharp and unyielding, mirrors the band’s musical tenacity, creating an experience that is both jarring and mesmerizing. It’s a vivid reminder that despite their prolonged absence from the scene, Locked In A Vacancy has returned with an undiminished, perhaps even heightened, fervor and passion.
Yet, as gripping as the performance is, the video’s true artistry lies in its visual narrative. It delves into a realm that transcends mere musical exposition, carving out a space where visual metaphors breathe life into the song’s themes. The frequent cuts to eyes opening and closing serve as a motif for awakening and introspection, while the flickering candles and silhouetted figures cast a spectral aura, blurring the lines between the sacred and the profane.
This interplay of light and darkness is not just a visual technique but a thematic echo, resonating with the song’s exploration of moral dualities. Interspersed throughout are symbols of faith – scriptures, rosaries, scenes of contemplation and reverence – that juxtapose against the raw energy of the band’s performance. These elements intertwine to create a visual tapestry that is as haunting as it is thought-provoking, inviting the viewer to ponder the complex interplay of light and dark, both literal and metaphorical, that the song invokes. In this way, the video becomes more than a companion to the music; it is a standalone piece of art that enhances and expands upon the song’s narrative, inviting viewers to engage with its themes on a deeper, more introspective level.
The video’s climax, featuring black hands gently clasping in prayer over a holy book, sends a profound message. Whereas most bands in metal and hardcore today are content with throwing out the concept of Judeo-Christian beliefs altogether, Locked In A Vacancy presents a more nuanced position: keep church and state separated, yes, and don’t forget that there are those for whom this is salvation and a way for them to have support when all else feels lost.
The lead up to the release of their EP “…Before The Dawn” has been nothing short of momentous, landing premieres and spots on the biggest sites in heavy music today: Lambgoat, Bravewords, No Echo, Ghost Cult, and now for the premiere of this video, Metal Injection. This is the crowning achievement of a band that emerged from the late 00’s into a landscape unrecognizable from what they first wrought.
Recently, Locked In A Vacancy has been tearing through the metalcore scene, marking a thunderous comeback that’s impossible to ignore.
Ghost Cult (Single Premiere)
Ghost Cult Magazine proudly premiered Locked In A Vacancy’s latest single, solidifying their resurgence as metalcore giants. This track, a fusion of fierce aggression and refined artistry, showcased the band’s evolved sound – intense, unyielding, and resonant.
No Echo (Video Exclusive)
The group’s latest offering, a striking lyric video for “Burden of Being,” was featured on No Echo. The visual accompaniment added an extra layer of intensity to their already powerful music, solidifying their return to the metalcore scene.
Breathing The Core (Feature Interview)
Delving deep into the heart of their musical journey, Locked in a Vacancy shared their stories and inspirations in a “Behind The Tracks” feature with Breathing The Core on October 14th. This exclusive insight revealed the raw energy and passion that fuels their songs.
V13 Media (Feature News)
V13 Media spotlighted the Brooklyn group’s rise and relentless drive in the metalcore realm. This feature added an extra spark to the growing excitement surrounding the band, further establishing their reputation and expanding their fanbase.
Lambgoat (Single Premiere)
Locked in a Vacancy kicked off an electrifying month with the release of their latest single, premiered exclusively on Lambgoat on October 2nd, 2023. This explosive debut not only showcased their raw musical prowess but also resonated with fans, old and new, confirming their status as a force to be reckoned with in the music world.
This rash of coverage is a testament to Locked In A Vacancy’s reignited fury and the metal world’s hunger for their sound.
About Locked In A Vacancy
Emerging from New York’s underground in the late ’90s, Locked in a Vacancy was more than just another metalcore band—they were a tempest. Their performances were sonic earthquakes, shared with an exhaustive list of seminal bands including Converge, A Life Once Lost, Lamb of God, and Every Time I Die. If you’ve ever thrown down to these names, ignoring Locked in a Vacancy is a glaring lapse in your musical vocabulary.
A pause came in 2007, as members diverged into other projects. Any glimmer of a 2012 reunion vanished with the tragic loss of drummer Rick Cimato. Their discography became an archival whisper, a potent but paused narrative. Now, after years, they’re back—not to rehash the past, but to stake a new claim. Their latest EP, …Before the Dawn, isn’t a soft return; it’s an incendiary declaration that forces you to pay attention. This isn’t nostalgia—it’s a reckoning.
Their return isn’t about recapturing yesterday but about breaking today’s silence, filling a void that’s been keenly felt but never filled. Forget retrospectives; you’ll find Locked in a Vacancy in the spaces that defy easy labels.
For those who find solace in the brutal honesty of metalcore, and have longed for the return of a sound that shakes you to your foundation, your wait is over. If you’ve ever questioned, ever raged, ever yearned for something more, then look no further—Locked in a Vacancy is more than a band; they’re a call to arms. Your time to hesitate is through. Join the ranks and become part of a movement that refuses to be ignored.
This is not a reunion, but a renewal—a gut punch that refuses to ask for your attention and instead demands it. Brace yourself. They’re back.
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