Brutal death metal band Taking The Head Of Goliath have teamed up with The Metal Resource to bring you the exclusive premiere of the new lyric video for ‘Cord Of Three Strands.’ About the song frontman Jake Martin says the following
We’re very excited to release ‘Cord Of Three Strands’, it has really been a long time coming. We debuted this song live on stage at Audiofeed Music Festival on July 6th 2018 in conjunction with the Rottweiler Records release of our debut album. It’s been a crowd favorite at every show we’ve played since and we’re beyond stoked to finally release the studio version of the song accompanied by a killer lyric video.
This track is Taking The Head Of Goliath’s first studio effort with our drummer Steve Reishus as well as the final studio offering with our former second guitarist Rob Blake. The track has been in the vault for nearly a year now and I must say the addition of Steve to the band is probably what will stand out the most from the overall sound of the first record. The drum tracks are on a whole new level! Will Maravelas at 14:59 Studios in Minneapolis did a masterful job once again with our recording, mixing and mastering and Tyler Cobillas at TC Media killed it with the lyric video and digital album cover for the single.
This song was born to be released in a lyric video format. ‘Cord’ has a message that is very important and far too overlooked in today’s society and divorce culture. This is a death metal song though so thank God the lyric video gives the listener the opportunity to read along to get the point! This is a song about biblical marriage, the relationship of Christ and the church and the divine calling of those entered into the covenant of holy matrimony.
Lyrically I was lead to speak to the responsibility that this covenant entails, for husbands first and foremost to humbly and faithfully be shaped to become more like Jesus through submission to this glorious design called marriage. On a deeply personal level, I wrote these lyrics for my beloved wife Anna who has gone through hell with me only to together encounter Jesus and experience God’s glorious restoration of our marriage. This song has afforded me the blessed opportunity to lavish her with appreciation and adoration publicly from the stage every time we play it as she holds it down at our merch table. his repeated display of love will now reach the ends of the earth through every play of this song and lyric video. I pray ‘Cord Of Three Strands’ will find a special place in the hearts of many metal couples and that it will inspire husbands to be Christ-like servant leaders for their brides and their families.
Lastly, I think we all could agree that weddings these days could use some death metal at the reception right? Well, now y’all got a song! God bless, enjoy and thank you all for your support of TTHOG throughout the years.
The lyric video for ‘Cord Of Three Strands’ can be watched below.
Lyric video for ‘Chord of Three
From the most innocuous and innocent origins come the greatest stories—tales of the underdog conquering the oppressive forces that be, turning the tides against all odds to vanquish evil and emerge victorious, a stalwart and obelisk to the forces of good. Despite their punishing and intense style of bone-breaking, skin-shredding brutal death metal, the Twin Cities-based, Taking The Head Of Goliath are such a story. Beginning from the ashes of previous projects with the goal of creating a Christ-centered, more-crushing-than-a-ten-ton-bulldozer amalgam of brutal death metal with all the genre’s various technical, grinding and thrashy subgenres to completely obliterate the sensibilities of their listeners. Taking The Head Of Goliath—while on one hand, are precisely as violent and intimidating as their name might imply—are a force for life; a driving and dedicated display of a love for all things death metal that simply demands to be heard.
Spawned from the murky depths of the Minnesota metal scene in 2015 by former bandmates Jake Martin, Matt Vangsgard and Nathan Sherman, Taking The Head Of Goliath was founded with the intent of forming furious and ferocious death metal that could be only descibed as “Beyond Brutal”. Together, the trio quickly began working at writing and perfecting their tedious-yet-terrifying blend of incinerating technicality and pulverizing grinding death metal with hints of slam and thrash enough to add unpredictable depth and originality to their sound. Built upon a foundation of mach-speed drumming and fleetly-fingered fretwork and topped off with varied, visceral and eviscerating vocals, Taking The Head Of Goliath expeditiously began searching the Twin Cities underground to harvest it’s finest musicians to complete their lineup. This goal was realized with the addition of second guitarist Rob Blake, the incidental addition of bassist Luke Renno (formerly of Crimson Thorn), and the eventual addition of drummer, Steve Reishus (formerly of Crimson Thorn).
Taking The Head Of Goliath performed their ensemble debut opening for Christian metalcore giants For Today on their farewell tour in late 2016—recording their set for a series of live videos to use to tease their content…as well as earn the attention of multinational record label Rottweiler Records. With a successful label signing under their belt and an entire EP’s worth of material set to record and release in mid-2017, Taking The Head Of Goliath are gearing up to take more than just the head of a biblical giant—but rather, the head of the entire heavy music community in one fell swoop with the newly released, self-titled e.p.
TTHOG‘s self-titled e.p has been released July 6th. 2018 via Rottweiler Records. Our review can be found here.
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