Santa Cruz, Ca based tech death giants CONTINUUM have premiered a Scott Ruud produced lyric video for their song “Theorem” today at Decibel Magazine. The pummeling and mind blowingly technical track, which Decibel called “crushingly heavy and executed with machinelike precision” is off of the group’s highly anticipated new album Designed Obsolescence which will be unleashed on February 22nd.
Vocalist Riley McShane commented, “”The album title Designed Obsolescence comes from the term “planned obsolescence” which refers to a policy of planning or designing a product with an artificially limited useful life, so it will become obsolete (that is, unfashionable or no longer functional) after a certain period of time. That idea is, in the tradition of our debut album The Hypothesis, applied to a science-fiction background in which humans are commingled with machine elements and designed to live, function, and then die out accordingly. This doubles as an analogy for modern civilization in which people are born, grow up, work, retire and die according to what is deemed to be normal and expected of them, often without question or opposition. It’s an age-old storytelling device used to persuade people to break out of the scheduled and mundane and view the world in a less bleak perspective, hopefully in our sophomore release we can do the same.”
Watch the video HERE.
Physical pre-order bundles for Designed Obsolescence are available HERE.