Exclusive: By The Thousands Premiere New Music Video For Despondency

Minneapolis' heaviest melodic prog metal band drop their latest visual / aural assault.

Exclusive: By The Thousands Premiere New Music Video For Despondency

Call ’em djent; call ’em tech; call ’em progressive metal – but you can't call By The Thousands "soft."

With a brutally heavy EP and an equally powerful LP already under their belts, the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based band have begun building an awesome discography over the last few years. And By the Thousands is about to improve upon it further with the release of their sophomore full-length, Visions of Inner Depth, due out May 11.

The power of their new album can be felt in the brand new single, Despondency – and the song has a killer new video to go with it.

"We had the pleasure of working with the insanely talented [director] Jesse Lynch on this," explains guitarist Dustin Korth of the music vid. "He traveled to Two Harbors and Duluth to capture some beautiful nature shots near Lake Superior. We wanted scenes that would reflect the vibe of Northern Minnesota."

Dustin goes on to explain the meaning of the song itself.

"Everyday, we see things that change our perspective of the world: Turning on the news and witnessing corruption. Walking down the streets to see violence, pollution, and poverty; to see a world where the rich get richer and the poor get sicker. Everyday life struggles drag us down a declining spiral of depression and despondency…"

That's some dark shit right there.

Check out the equally intense video below!

And now that you've watched the rad video, be sure to catch By The Thousands on one of their remaining U.S. tour dates:

W/ Nomvdic and The Ansible (on select dates)
05/11 St. Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar
05/13 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
05/15 La Crosse, WI @ The Warehouse
05/16 Madison, WI @ Knuckle Down Saloon
05/17 Beach Park, IL @ Cracken Cakes & More

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