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DIABLO BLVD - takes on politics with new album »Zero Hour«!

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2017-09-04 - Belgian dark rock outfit DIABLO BLVD has just launched 2 brand new music videos. 'Animal' and 'Sing From The Gallows' are the first 2 singles taken from the highly awaited new album, »Zero Hour«, which is worldwide scheduled for September 22th, 2017 via Nuclear Blast.

Both songs deal with subjects of politics, classical religions and newer versions of mass manipulation and how it messes up our everyday lives. These 2 tracks formed the blueprint of what »Zero Hour« is all about.

Today vocalist Alex Agnew discusses his point of view on politics: https://youtu.be/Lf-7ZzG4fqc



“When we started to write the new album, I knew that there was a lot of stuff I wanted to talk about as far as the situation in the world is concerned. I’m a kid from the eighties. I grew up during the cold war. So I sing about this stuff... especially in the song ‘Sing From The Gallows’ which starts off with the sentence ‘Cold war feeling in my heart’. It’s because I know what the time felt like. You know in the eighties there’s a lot of parallels with the time we live in now. We have Trump in the White House that nobody took seriously when he ran for office and that we’re now going have to take really seriously. Same way that nobody took Reagan seriously because he was an actor and then all of a sudden he turned out the be one of the most influencial presidents that we had in the last decades. He shaped a lot of the way that America handles foreign policy, he kind of brought on the war on drugs, the war on terrorism, so all those things we kind of live with on a daily basis right now. He actually ran on the same slogan that Trump ran on ‘Let’s make America great again’ which seems to be this kind of running theme between leaders worldwide. You have Brexit which also happened. Me being half-British I always felt very strongly about the UK being part of the European Union. Because that was like a cool feeling that we had at the end of the eighties with the fall of the Berlin wall, that we were heading into this direction of open borders or working together more and now you get this feeling like everybody seems to want building walls again. They want to go back to their own currency, get out of a group and start to doing more isolationist politics. You also have Russia that is strong again. Putin who talks about making Russia great again. So we’re actually reverting to a time that we basically thought was better because we’re looking at it in a very nostalgic way. I still remember when I was a kid in the eighties and I heard the song 'Russians' by Sting where Sting says “I hope the Russians love their children too”. It really scared the shit out of me because we constantly lived with the feeling that we were facing nuclear annihilation when two huge super powers would go to war together. So I’m kind of hoping that we’re not really going there again although it seems that people don’t really remember the history lessons. They don’t remember the things that they wanted to get away from in the beginning and we’re now living in this time of fake nostalgia which I don’t believe in so that’s something I felt I really needed to talk about, especially in the song ‘Sing From The Gallows’ but there are a lot of songs on the album that are about that. So yeah we need to evolve. We don’t need a revolution, we need evolution.”

In case you missed the latest music video 'Sing From The Gallows', you can watch it here: https://youtu.be/Q7FbBl5aPlA

In addition, »Zero Hour« is now available for pre-order.

Pre-order the jewel case via NB Mailorder: http://nblast.de/DiabloBlvdZeroHourNB
Or get the digital version here: http://nblast.de/DiabloBlvdDigital
Or get the gatefold LP and other exclusives in the DIABLO BLVD webshop: http://smarturl.it/zerohourpreorder

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