Columbian Death Metal band The Scum recently released their new full-length album The Hunger via European label Satanath Records and the Colombian record label Wild Noise Productions. The band has teamed with Ghost Cult to debut their new music video for “The Death of Light.” The video has an old-school feel to it and makes for a great presentation for the track.
The band commented:
“The Death of Light” is the second video in the 9 years of career of THE SCUM. The first video of the song, “Dead Eyes” won the award for best Colombian metal video 0f 2021 in the second cinema and metal Festival made by Ficime in Colombia. That video was directed by Juan Diego Escobar the most important Colombian horror director of the moment in Colombia. The video was a kind of short horror film when the band appeared disguised as rednecks.
“The Death of Light” is something completely different. The idea was to make a more old school metal video with the band playing the track in a classic metal way and atmosphere. The idea was to keep some elements of the horror ambient and environment but given more relevance to the band performance of the song and more importance to the lights positions and colors and introducing some minor visual effects to create a good old fashioned metal video similar to the classic thrash and death metal videos of the 80es and early 90ties. The video was directed by Los Hermanos Jimenez of SHARPBALL productions directors of several videos for important Rock and metal sudamerican artists and Mateo Garcia bassist of THE SCUM and runner of PIKE Productions.
The song “The Death of Light” is part of the second album of THE SCUM “The Hunger” that was released few months ago via the European label Satanath records and the Colombian record label Wild Noise Productions.
“THE HUNGER” NEW ALBUM
Frenetic music for those about Death Metal, raw and traditional. The Scum is the perfect combination of Old School extreme music and horror thematic. Coming from the cloudy mountains of Manizales, Colombia, The Scum is preparing a new album that will blow your brain out. Savage riffs, nasty growls and machine gun drum fills makes “The Hunger” a record you must have in your collection. If you enjoy bands like Entombed, Benediction, Unleashed, Napalm Death, Sinister, for sure “The Hunger” is a record you must have in your collection. Recorded and mixed at Bad Home Studio Manizales (Colombia). Mastered in Unisound Studios (Sweden) by legendary producer Dan Swanö. All music by Santiago De Los Ríos, Mauricio Aristizabal, Jose Fernando Ospina. All lyrics by Jose Fernando Ospina. All guitar solos were recorded by Julian Gil Monroy. Cover art by Yan Sek. Layout and booklet by Ana Caballero.
- Winds Of The End
- I Drink Your Blood And I Eat Your Skin
- One Of Them
- The Hunger
- Withered Faith
- The Seal
- The Death Of Light
Length – 36:46
The Scum was created in 2013 in Manizales, city of the Eje Cafetero, cradle of extreme metal in Colombia. Their material has been released by the most important record labels in Colombia: Brutalized Records and Hatewoks, played shows in cities around their country and Ecuador and in some of the most important metal festivals in their region. The band was elected as openers for prominent acts as Destruction, Tim Ripper Owens, The Haunted, Pungent Stench. Their material has been mixed and mastered by important musical producers in the international metal scene as Tomas Sogsberg and Andy Classen and their only professional video was directed by the most important horror director in Colombia Juan Diego Escobar. From the beginning THE SCUM has been strongly influenced by the horror genre in films and literature and the sounds of old school death metal. They have released an EP in 2015 called “Self-Destructive Race”, a debut album entitled “Ashen” in 2018 that was mixed by Tomas Skogsberg in Sunlight studios and an EP also mixed by Tomas Skogsberg and mastered at Stage One studio by Andy Classen named “Dead Eyes” (2020). Guest vocal was by Dave Ingram (Benediction). A video was made for the title track of the EP “Dead Eyes” directed by Colombian most important horror director Juan Diego Escobar. New album “The Hunger” mixed again in Sunlight Studios.