‘Judas Kiss’ is the second single release from the upcoming ‘Metamorphosis’ album by DEFYING DECAY. The video is a visceral abstraction of a Metamorphosis, the transformation of matter to a hybrid consciousness.
Speaking about the single and video, vocalist ‘Jay’ Poom Euarchukiati says: “This song was the first song we finished writing for the album. It was originally on a 8-bit sounding synth and it was the first time that I decided to experiment more with electronic elements. With vibes of urgency, aggression and mystery, I’d say this is definitely something on the more heavy side of this album we’ve worked on.
In regards to the video, I wanted something different – I feel like band performance music videos are getting boring, especially as we have a few of those. The video footage that we used was actually suppose to be for the narrative for our previous single ‘Ghost’ but when it was done, myself and our director Stuart thought it was too good on its own so we kept it and used it to make our short film “APEX”. We then later used it to develop a music video for ‘Judas Kiss’.”
The visuals feature excerpts from a critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning short film ‘APEX’. The film, directed by Stuart Birchall, was executive produced by Jay. Stuart and Jay have worked on a number of short conceptual films, including ‘Dominion’ & ‘Holding Company’ – both are to be released later in 2019. The duo share an affinity for the arts, anime and science fiction. Jay was keen to work with filmmaker Stuart after following his ongoing work with Architects, Kerrang! winning-work with Bring Me The Horizon, and a series of films with Bullet For My Valentine.
APEX is a dark experimental sci-fi that has received over 50 awards since its release in 2018 and continues to inspire audiences worldwide. It’ll be featured in Slamdance later this month, and can be seen at a variety of online festivals this year.
DEFYING DECAY are led by ‘Jay’ Poom Euarchukiati (vocalist, guitarist and synthesis) Howard Fang (guitarist), Kongpop “Jump” Thongrat (guitarist and pianist). The band’s lineup was updated in 2016 with the addition of Theon Adam (bassist and programmer), and Mark Mironov (drums).