Chevelle have finally dropped their new music video for “Self Destructor” off their upcoming 9th studio album NIRATIAS. The album drops March 5th via Epic Records and was produced by Joe Barresi (Tool, Queens Of The Stone Age) at his House Of Compression studio in Pasadena, California.
The full album track list will be available on January 22nd but pre-orders are now available here. To spice up the release, the band is offering an autographed tin with 50 year old space toys.
Frontman Pete Loeffler spoke with Kevin Vargas of “Loudwire Nights“‘ about the new single:
“The song was actually written in 2019 so it’s just strangely coincidental that it fits so well with 2020 being what it was. It’s hard not to find that in everything now. I’ll give you one thing though. It focuses on science deniers, and you guys can run with that. Go delve into the lyrics and check it out. It’s aggressive and I’ve had to learn how to play it all over again this past year with Sam [Loeffler], so fingers crossed that we can do that live too.”
When speaking about the lyrical content for NIRATIAS, Pete said it revolved around space and interstellar travel.
“It has a lot of space to it, a lot of interstellar travel to it. You’ve got Elon Musk trying to get to Mars and that was completely fascinating to me so when I write lyrics, it’s just kind of made its way in there. As you’ll see with the cover, it’s sort of space themed as well.
“I love the idea of the cosmos and I love Carl Sagan and Elon Musk and Neil deGrasse Tyson and all these people that look beyond and look to the future. Getting off this planet is part of that future if we can do it. It’s funny when you started to delve into it how difficult that really is. How are you gonna deal with radiation out in a spaceship for nine months or longer than that? It’s fascinating. It just made its way into the music.”
Watch “Self Destructor” below and pre-order NIRATIAS here!