Rising Melbourne Melo-Death stars, Hollow World. have just dropped a brand new clip for the third single off their debut album ‘Exanimate’.
‘Patient Zero’ was filmed during the band’s blistering set as they supported Fleshgod Apocalypse in Melbourne last month by Miki Simankevicius.
“The song is about the first human to become infected with the virus that ends up wiping out the human race. The song focuses on the severity of the victim’s symptoms and the way these are viewed by the medical staff treating him. The song sits early in the Exanimate album narrative before the virus has spread to cause chaos globally,” explains vocalist Ben Roberts of the track’s significance to the concept of the album.
The track was initially to be used on the band’s last release, the EP The Wrath Kept Within, but guitarist Michael Truscott explains that the track was still fairly new and the band did not want to rush the song. “I remember we weren’t sure about the middle chug section in Patient Zero for a while, before deciding it worked well enough to leave as is. The ending breakdown section was tweaked for a while before we eventually decided on having a last minute solo from Theo (Goslett) to top it all off”, says Truscott.
Exanimate is also available for purchase via the band’s website www.hollowworld.com.au or bandcamp.
You can catch Hollow World at these shows over the next few months.
Pelly Bar, Frankston
Hollow World, Black Rheno, Hadal Maw, Cryptic Abyss, Flesh of the Earth
Dead Of Winter, Brisbane
Whoretopsy, Truth Corroded, Hollow World, As Paradise Falls + more
The Bendigo, Collingwood
Whoretopsy, Hollow World, Splatterpuss, Annihilist, Âme Noire