Crushing French metallers STENGAH have revealed the live video version for the single “Above Inhumanity” via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. Watch it below.
“This live version of our first single ‘Above Inhumanity’ is a fragment of a full set we called ‘The Mosaic Session’. A premiere band performance in this wonderful and rare Art Deco place – Le Buffet de la Gare – in Saint-Quentin, France, courtesy of the city council. With this project we wanted to go further than just a live performance. We wanted the venue to be part of the show. The improbable fusion of a room entirely made of mosaic with our own musical mosaic ; the wide diversity of our tones and the myriad of musical genres that influence the band.This one of a kind session was an awesome and very challenging capture made possible thanks to our epic team directed by Samuel Petit for the video and Thomas Jankowski for the acoustical engineering. The result offers a unique intimate and immersive live show with a very massive sound carried by the breathtaking echo of the room and the band in a state of trance” says the band.
With the world in chaos, exhilarating new music has become more important than ever before. As a result, the emergence of tech-metal mavericks STENGAH could hardly be better timed. One of the most exciting new bands on the planet, the French quintet have spent the last few years in a state of perpetual evolution, armed with some of the most visceral and forward-thinking riffs and refrains in recent memory.
Both thrillingly primal and ferociously intelligent, this is music that aspires to enlighten and brutalize in equal measure. Talking about the song they say, “Above Inhumanity is a gloomy reverie, a suspended time, where you reach what’s beyond the irrational. A tired mind abandoned to madness, vision and wisdom reduced to the merest fears, struggling with the darkest version of yourself.”
Founded by drummer Eliott Williame, STENGAH have the sound, the smarts and the ambition to push heavy music ever further into the future. After years of steady evolution and meticulous attention to detail, the band – completed by bassist Benoit Creteur, lead guitarist Maxime Delassus, rhythm guitarist Alex Orta and powerhouse front-man Nicolas Queste – have honed their sound to a state of cutting-edge perfection.
“The music is about (re)connecting with yourself,” says Eliott. “It’s about people, their fears, their faiths and their philosophies. How sometimes those things can guide them, and how sometimes they can blind them. It asks, with no judgement, about how odd and how strange the social and emotional behaviors of human beings are. It’s all about the power to believe, in creativity, and in consciousness.”
STENGAH bring riffs that speak of unstoppable momentum and insidious hooks that will penetrate your heart and your head. “Above Inhumanity” is just the beginning.