The band collaborated with metal titans Lamb of God to create an explosive new soundtrack.
If your current playlists are lacking in sparkle – and if you have a taste for the intensity of biting noise-rock – then you might want to give HEALTH’s latest collaboration with Lamb of God an earful, titled ” Cold Blood”. Pirated from their latest LP, Disco4 :: Part 2, the track instantly transforms into a heart-pounding instrumental thanks to the unmistakable strumming of electric guitars and pounding drums. Injecting a healthy dose of mayhem, the track is haunted by eerie choruses throughout, which eventually turn into an all-consuming verse of howling, rumbling lyrics that bite your subconscious.
“Cold Blood” comes with an animated music video, hosted by Lucasz Rusinek. Reminiscent of scenes from a dark anime feature film, the visual shows unidentified creatures and skeletal figures traveling through an otherworldly dimension – evoking the same uncertainty its soundtrack leans into.
By collaborating with Lamb of God on the feature film, HEALTH proves once again that there is no genre forbidden to their unrestrained artistry. To celebrate the release of their latest track as well as their 12-track LP, we spoke with the band about their awesome collaborations, their sound, and what they hope to accomplish in the coming year.
To stream the video and for the full interview, go below…
What originally brought your band HEALTH together?
I studied literature in college. Other than starting a band, I had little or no job prospects.
Congratulations on your new single “COLD BLOOD” in collaboration with Lamb of God. What did you want to communicate in this piece?
Well, we mainly wanted it to be crap heavy.
You collaborate with a lot of different artists, and I feel like some of them are quite unexpected! How do you choose who you want to work with?
The process for everyone is different. Sometimes we already know the group or have a mutual acquaintance, sometimes we call them coldly. The criterion that is consistent in all areas is that we are fans of each artist and believe that a marriage of our respective musical palettes could result in something interesting.
The pandemic has affected musicians in different ways, how would you say it has changed things for your music?
We haven’t filmed since 2019, and for a year we were never in the same room together again. As a result, the majority of later songs have often been written totally remotely. This was a huge and unwanted change for us.
How would you describe your music to someone who has never heard it before?
your new album DISCO4 :: PART 2 is due out in April, how would you say it compares to your previous DISCO4 :: Part 1?
I think it’s a smooth continuation of the first record with a bit more emphasis on heavier material.
Finally, what do you hope to achieve the most in 2022 and beyond?
Given current global trends, even a modest reduction in the continued flow of total bullshit might be more than anyone should dare to hope for.