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DIABLO BLVD Share Their Thoughts On Mass Media





DIABLO BLVD Discuss Views On Mass Media



Belgian dark rock outfit DIABLO BLVD have recently released a brand new video for 'Summer Has Gone', taken from the highly awaited new album Zero Hour, which is scheduled for a September 22nd release.

The new album deals with subjects such as politics, religion and mass manipulation. Today the band share their thoughts on mass media: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NsT4iAPEY4M

Vocalist Alex Agnew comments: "The thing I probably blame the most in the age of fear we live now is the media because they seem to be the ones to feed on fear. It sells more newspapers and makes you watch more shows. There is more biased commentary on everything that happens. We have never been confronted more by the fact that governments and media are lying to us and it still seems to change nothing. A couple of years ago Edward Snowden exposed America's surveillance tactics to the entire world and the reaction of the world was surprising. In the sixties Watergate caused the fall of a president which almost triggered a revolution, while nowadays we heard something that was infinitely more worse, that takes away more privacy then George Orwell could ever have imagined in 1984 in his novel. It's unbelievable that the way we reacted to it was to kind of go: 'Well I don't have anything to hide so I'll just scroll on and look at a nice film of a little cat playing a piano.' It's amazing that everything we do is being watched by everybody else. I think that Orwell couldn't even have imagined when he talked about Big Brother that it wouldn't be a totalitarian system that's watching us through camera's but that it would be us ourselves that's doing it through our cell phones, through recording everything, through looking through that thing all the time and not seeing things with your own eyes anymore which is what the song 'God In The Machine' is all about. When you're on a stage you notice that everybody is watching you through this small screen, that they don't experience a moment anymore. Your memories are a lot more than just the things you see. It's what you feel at the time. I really love a sentence out of a movie called 'Lost Highway' by David Lynch: 'I don't like video tape because I like to remember things in my own way. Not necessarily the way they happened.' Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story. You can't replace the things that you feel and experience for yourself with badly shot images with horrible sound quality through a phone. We carry a phone in our pocket that is more powerful than the computer that put the first people on the moon and we use it to send a thumbs up or to tell people we don't like something. I think as a human race we need to evolve to something more than this and we need to stop believe disinformation and start thinking for ourselves..."
More on Zero Hour:
'Summer Has Gone': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zE47Vs3pQY
'Animal' here: https://youtu.be/envBBBgA_W0
'Sing From The Gallows' here: https://youtu.be/Q7FbBl5aPlA
'Animal' [Drum Playthrough]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1nmuspJlio

In addition, Zero Hour is now available for pre-order here: http://nblast.de/DiabloBlvdDigital

Zero Hour is a dark eleven-track groove monster with haunting melodies, huge guitar riffs, driving bass and pounding drums. Taking their inspiration from both classic metal acts like TYPE O NEGATIVE, METALLICA and BLACK SABBATH and eighties new wave bands like KILLING JOKE, SISTERS OF MERCY and GANG OF FOUR, DIABLO BLVD craft a unique sound ideally suited for these dark times. The perfect soundtrack to the end times!

Catch DIABLO BLVD live, here:
23.09. B Antwerpen - Trix
14.10. UK Bournemouth - The Anvil
15.10. UK London - The Black Heart
17.10. CH Wetzikon - Hall of Fame
18.10. D Munich - Backstage Club
19.10. D Leipzig - Hellraiser
20.10. D Berlin - Privatclub
21.10. D Hamburg - Marx
24.10. NL Nijmegen - Merleyn
25.10. NL Amsterdam - Melkweg
26.10. D Cologne - Underground
27.10. D Stuttgart - Keller Klub
28.10. D Weinheim - Café Central

10.11. D Weissenhäuser Strand/Ostsee - Metal Hammer Paradise

*Support of LIFE OF AGONY

Get your tickets, here: http://smarturl.it/zerhourlive


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