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Italians Destrage examine zombicide in their new lyric video for “My Green Neighbour

Destrage My Green Neightbour video cap

The main refrain for Destrage’s new song “My Green Neighbour” – “shoot zombies in the face!” – has been going round and round in my head all day. In fact, the whole damn package, from the frenetic opening and skittish riffs to the duelling vocals and even the accompanying video, are ridiculously catchy.

The first cut from their forthcoming album Are You Kidding Me? No., “My Green Neighbour” concerns humans’ fascination with killing zombies, and the accompanying film features a trio of zombies (band members Andrea Vittorio Sirtori, Andrea Pitto and Matteo Di Gioia) running in a cross-country race.

Despite bordering insanity, It’s actually quite a profound song, discussing the reasons we feel comfortable with the idea of blasting the faces off the walking dead, including catharsis because “they’re your ex-neighbour, they’re that fucking pretentious bitch and your stupid bully boss,” and moral superiority because “by killing them we declare that we are different, we are better.”

It’s all packaged up in four and a half minutes of mathy post-hardcore that, whilst not wildly different from their past work, is a strong, bold step for them. The dual vocals are reminiscent of SikTh‘s Dan Hill/Mikee Goodman, whilst the music sounds like it takes strong influence from the likes of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Psyopus and Red Fang. It’s really really good fun.

The video was actually directed and edited by guitarist Matteo Di Gioia at the Warrior Dash in Italy last year.

Here’s the artwork and tracklisting:

Destrage - Are You Kidding Me No01. Destroy Create Transform Sublimate
02. Purania
03. My Green Neighbour
04. Hosts, Rifles & Coke
05. G.O.D.
06. Where the Things Have No Colour
07. Waterpark Bachelorette
08. Before, After and All Around
09. – (Obedience)
10. Are You Kidding Me? No.

Are You Kidding Me? No. will be released worldwide via Metal Blade Records on March 4th in North America and February 28th/March 3rd in Europe/the UK. Preorder it here!