Halo is the first of “much more new music to come” from the five-piece...
Today, Pendulum have unleashed their long-awaited collaborative track with Bullet For My Valentine vocalist Matt Tuck, Halo, after premiering the track to an enraptured audience at London’s Alexandra Palace earlier this year.
The track features Pendulum’s signature heavy drum and bass style, with Tuck providing his screams during the verses, allowing vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Rob Swire to take the chorus. It’s not quite the sequel to Immersion’s Self Vs Self featuring In Flames, but it’s just as fun.
Halo arrives with a dark, intense music video with Tuck screaming through a television screen as Pendulum play the song in a dimly lit basement. You can check it out below.
Halo is described as “An undeniable heavy hitter, the new music also comes with an Orwellian music video directed by Kristian Young, where the band lures an army into their intense radicalisation.”
Next Friday, 9 June, Pendulum will perform at Download Festival in Donington Park. Will the Perth electronic rockers have a cameo from Tuck during their performance? The timing would be perfect.
Halo is the first of “much more new music to come” from the five-piece, per a press release shared last month.
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In addition to new music, Pendulum have signed a landmark new record deal with Mushroom Group and Virgin Music Group, the global independent music division of Universal Music Group.
“We are pleased to be joining forces with Mushroom / Virgin and reuniting with Korda Marshall, a visionary who played a pivotal role in our journey back in 2006,” Swire said in a statement.
"We hope to make this phase of our career the most exciting one yet, and elevate our sound to unprecedented levels.”
Marshall added, “It’s a great pleasure to be back working with Rob and the Pendulum team. We're all so proud of the solid success Rob has achieved over the years — they were way ahead of their time as pioneers and originators of hybrid electronic/rock/drum and bass that inspired a whole generation and resonates strongly across music today.
“The new songs are sounding awesome and more relevant and attacking than ever, this first single featuring Matt from BFMV is a brilliant taste of what's to come on the forthcoming EPs.”