NewsFebruary 12, 2024 1:17 PM ET2,114 views

Paria debut animated music video for latest single, "Roadblock"

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Audrey Hertel

Nearly a year ago, the Omaha, NE-based metal outfit Paria made waves by announcing their comeback with the release of "Venerate" – the band's first single in 14 years, accompanied by a music video. Since then, Paria has inked a deal with Lambgoat Records, and both are now in full swing preparing for the release of the Venerate EP, scheduled to drop later this year.

Today marks the release of "Roadblock," the second offering from the forthcoming EP. True to form, the new track comes with an accompanying music video, animated by Nina Hirten at Oh Just Peachy Studios, with live footage expertly shot and edited by Aaron Gun – the same director behind the "Venerate" video.

"Roadblock" underwent mixing by Jim Homan of Screen Door Studios and mastering by Will Putney of Graphic Nature Audio.

Vocalist Brian Craig shared the following:

The song is about the search for meaning in all things outside of immediate conscious experience. The search for meaning follows many paths with distraction-filled detours that obfuscate what is truly important in the present moment. 

Bassist Dustin Treinen added:

Our new material is a culmination of years worth of thought, time, and energy. Nina Hirten understood that when collaborating on the music video. She approached this project with the same level of dedication to her craft as we do ours. Roadblock is just the beginning...

Be on the look out for more information on Venerate EP as well as pre-orders.



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