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Motionless In White’s Masterpiece Sees Metalcore Go Black Parade


Motionless In White’s new single Masterpiece is a testament to the old adage “go big or go home”. Ramping up the elements of their sound that have seen them confidently share stages with everyone from Slipknot and A Day To Remember to Korn and Lamb Of God, this latest single – taken from their new album Mark the end of the world – sounds more like the massive emotional theatrics of My Chemical Romance than the usual industrial or metalcore influences fans have come to expect.

Hammer caught up with guitarist Ricky ‘Horror’ Olson to find out exactly what was going on in the MiW camp.

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Tell us a bit about Brain – what is it, what about the change of sound direction?

“While the previous single Cyberhex was more of the traditional sound you expect from Motionless In White, it’s more of a look at who you are as a person, the things you’ve done and your regrets. How do you go from these things? How do you replenish your pieces once you feel like you’ve gone through something that has destroyed you? »

How do these themes fit with the rest of the album?

“The whole album is a phoenix mentality. We’ve had issues in the past, gone through our trials and tribulations and this is the album that we’re going to burn the world down and be reborn as a new entity.

What do you think are the biggest changes to the band since 2019? Disguise?

“Being stuck at home gave us this new perspective on what we were doing. There was a time when I wasn’t even sure we were going to be a band, because I didn’t know if all that [pandemic] things would go away. It definitely plays into the album, this idea of ​​”the world is collapsing, we’re trying to figure out how to put it back together”. The world is in chaos right now and there is no way that your work cannot be influenced.

Do you think Motionless In White could benefit from the nu metal revival, being on the cutting edge of sound in the same way Rammstein once was?

“With bands like Korn and Limp Bizkit, we’re just on the periphery. We wait for them to open the doors and say “Come in”. There are definitely nu metal influences in our music, so I would love to be part of that world.

Scoring The End Of The World is scheduled for June 10 via Roadrunner. Motionless In White is currently touring the United States. For full dates, visit their website.