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NEWS: Hardcore band Arcline unleash an aggressive, socially relevant video

1 January 2020

Arcline – Photo courtesy of Arcline

Los Angeles-located hardcore titans Arcline (featuring members of Hoods and Take Vengeance) are no strangers to adapting and thriving in the modern hardcore scene. Throughout a five-year career, the band has gone through several line-up changes, signed with Upstate Records, and is now finding their footing among the younger generation of hardcore kids while paying homage to classic, angry, no-frills hardcore with their October release of the album Gateway Drugs (produced by Taylor Young of Nails)

Arcline’s latest track to receive a video treatment,“Scorpion,” is a bruising, riff-tastic mosh anthem that calls upon the audience to question the status quo of social politics. The video was directed by Justin Figgs and edited by Scott Culver,

Vocalist Marty Cole digs into the meaning of “Scorpion”‘s lyrics and the accompanying video, commenting, ““Scorpion”‘s lyrics are inspired by my frustration with certain people and belief systems that we are confronted with every day. In the instant-information age that we live in, people don’t always take the time to process and research information that is being presented. I just wanted to express my disgust for those people and ways of being and you can tell that I’m a bit emotionally charged in doing so.”

“We wanted our video to include powerful imagery of events and people that had a major impact on society as a whole. It’s actually funny that in our current culture one can openly talk about cults, religion, aliens, space exploration, etc. without having to be associated as [being] a conspiracy theorist like in the past. Maybe memes have just expanded the awareness of our generation on some topics beyond our understanding…”

Order Gateway Drugs and merch at Upstate Records