Modern metallers BLOOD YOUTH have returned with a huge new single, "Iron Lung", which was premiered last night on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter. It's equally brutal as it is emotive, and signals a new era for the band. Watch the gut-wrenching video here (premieres at 6pm BST).
Vocalist Kaya Tarsus explains the song's meaning:
"We wrote Iron Lung just before the impacts of the pandemic swept across the globe, and looking back it couldn’t have been more fitting if we tried. The song centres around having someone or something to get us through each day; “Will you breathe for me? Will you bleed for me?” We all have our own shit going on in life, and at the end of the day you’re the only person that can help yourself through it. In the video, we see this masked figure, living in his own hell and doing what he can to survive. He creates something to worship and hold on to through the darkest times."
The band have also announced a UK tour for September, to follow their appearance at this year's Slam Dunk Festival. Support comes from Death Blooms.
Guitarist Chris Pritchard comments:
"We've always wanted to do a tour like this where it's just stripped down, up close and personal with no bullshit in between. Whenever we've tried to do something like this in the past, other tours and opportunities have gotten in the way but this time it's happening. It feels more perfect than ever to have this be our first tour back after being away from fans for nearly 2 years now, to bring them back and closer than ever straight out the gate. We're super excited to hit these towns and cities, most for the first time ever, with new songs, new visuals and a new skin - we can't wait to share that experience with you all."
Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 30th June at 10am via www.bloodyouth.com.
LIVE DATES 2021
04.09 - Leeds Temple Newsam, Slam Dunk North
05.09 - Hatfield Park, Slam Dunk South
15.09 - Hull, O'Rileys
16.09 - Sheffield, Corporation
17.09 - Edinburgh, Opium
18.09 - Newcastle, Students Union
19.09 - Chester, The Live Rooms
20.09 - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
21.09 - Plymouth, The Junction
22.09 - Bournemouth, The Anvil
23.09 - Brighton, The Prince Albert
24.09 - Oxford, The Jericho Tavern
25.09 - Stafford, Redrum
26.09 - Huddersfield, The Parish
Stay tuned for more to come from Blood Youth very soon...