NewsNovember 21, 2022 11:11 AM ET1,395 views

Turbid North (ft Chris O'Toole of Unearth) releases new single, share music video

Turbid North

Nick Forkel

Official press release:

The official music video for Turbid North's new single, "Slaves," is now streaming. View the video, below. "Slaves" appears on the Texas trio's upcoming new album, The Decline, out January 20th. Pre-order the album, here.

"Slaves" perfectly showcases Turbid North's multi-dimensional attack: it churns and grinds furiously while all-powerful waves of doom swell under the surface. Turbid North's unique sound owns the territory between the blasting mania of bands like Napalm Death and Pig Destroyer, the crushing weight of Crowbar, and the mournful, melodic glory of Pink Floyd.


The "Slaves" music video offers bleak images of a dystopian future, finally giving way to a glorious finalé in its last moments. Turbid North frontman Nick Forkel, who also created the video, states:

'Slaves' is about being a prisoner of your own mind. We all create battles in our heads. The video is a direct homage to Blade Runner's opening scene. That's the vibe I was going for: Blade Runner meets Metropolis

Turbid North's first new release in seven years, The Decline is a stunner of a comeback from this Alaska-born, Texas-based band. Vocalist/guitarist Forkel and the monstrous rhythm section of bassist Chris O'Toole (Unearth) and drummer Jono Garrett (Shock Withdrawal, Mos Generator) have honed their craft and delivered a new, transcendent piece of work that will go down as one of the crucial metal albums of 2023.

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