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DIABLO BLVD - discuss mass media!

DIABLO BLVD - discuss mass media! - 2017-09-15

2017-09-15 - Belgian dark rock outfit DIABLO BLVD has just launched a brand new music video for 'Summer Has Gone', taken from the highly awaited new album »Zero Hour«, which is scheduled for September 22th, 2017 release worldwide, via Nuclear Blast.

The new album deals with subjects of politics, classical religions and newer versions of mass manipulation and how it messes up our everyday lives.

Today, vocalist Alex Agnew discusses his point of view on mass media: https://youtu.be/NsT4iAPEY4M




"The thing I probably blame the most in the age of fear we live now is the media because they seem to be the ones to feed on fear. It sells more newspapers and makes you watch more shows. There is more biased commentry on everything that happens. We have never been confronted more by the fact that governments and media are lying to us and it still seems to change nothing. A couple of years ago Edward Snowden exposed America's surveillance tactics to the entire world and the reaction of the world was surprising. In the sixties Watergate caused the fall of a president which almost triggered a revolution, while nowadays we heard something that was infinitely more worse, that takes away more privacy then George Orwell could ever have imagined in 1984 in his novell. It's unbelievable that the way we reacted to it was to kind of go: 'Well I don't have anything to hide so I'll just scroll on and look at a nice film of a little cat playing a piano.' It's amazing that everything we do is being watched by everybody else. I think that Orwell couldn't even have imagined when he talked about Big Brother that it wouldn't be a totalitarian system that's watching us through camera's but that it would be us ourselves that's doing it through our cell phones, through recording everything, through looking through that thing all the time and not seeing things with your own eyes anymore which is what the song 'God In The Machine' is all about. When you're on a stage you notice that everybody is watching you through this small screen, that they don't experience a moment anymore. Your memories are a lot more than just the things you see. It's what you feel at the time. I really love a sentence out of a movie called 'Lost Highway' by David Lynch: 'I don't like video tape because I like to remember things in my own way. Not necessarely the way they happened.' Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story. You can't replace the things that you feel and experience for yourself with badly shot images with horrible sound quality through a phone. We carry a phone in our pocket that is more powerfull than the computer that put the first people on the moon and we use it to send a thumbs up or to tell people we don't like something. I think as a human race we need to evolve to something more than this and we need to stop believe disinformation and start thinking for ourselves..."

Watch and listen to 'Summer Has Gone', here: https://youtu.be/-zE47Vs3pQY

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

Pre-order the jewel case via NB Mailorder: http://nblast.de/DiabloBlvdZeroHourNB
Pre-order the album digitally and receive 'Animal', 'Sing From The Gallows' and 'Summer Has Gone' instantly or stream the tracks: 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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