VIDEO PREMIERE: Villa Morta - 'The Abstract'

9 February 2023 | 1:35 pm | Mary Varvaris
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Recorded by Jamie Marinos (Pridelands, Inhibitor), mixed by George Lever (Sleep Token, Loathe) and mastered by Jens Bogren (Thornhill, Spiritbox, Monuments), this track is massive.

(Pic by Andrew Bromley)

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Melbourne's own Villa Morta - Josh Morrissy (vocals), Masa Myer (guitar/vocals), Tom Clarke (drums) and Thomas Campbell (bass) - have returned with The Abstract, a reflective, heavy, melodic number that any fan of metalcore bangers will be keen on.

The heavyweight independent band have teamed up with some other heavy hitters of the scene: The Abstract was recorded by Jamie Marinos (Pridelands, Inhibitor), mixed by George Lever (Sleep Token, Loathe) and mastered by Jens Bogren (Thornhill, Spiritbox, Be'lakor, Monuments). This track is massive. 

Villa Morta have never sounded so good: the maturity in their sound and craftsmanship is evident, even if they're still searching for true identity within The Abstract.

Before the band launch the new song live at Stay Gold in Melbourne with special guests Druid and Liar on Friday, 31 March, we're presenting an exclusive premiere of the music video, which you can watch below.

"We live in the abstract; face this truth," Morrissy screams as guitars and drums provide him with a chaotic backdrop. 

"We can witness the same things as each other and experience them completely differently," the band explain about the new single, which pulls inspiration from abstract paintings and attempts to gain a deeper understanding of our reality, including the perspectives of those we may not understand. "Life is not just black and white; it's ever-evolving in its complexity. The universe is in constant flux and chaos... we're simply along for the ride."

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Villa Morta released their debut EP, Subvert, in 2021. Subvert explores what humans are most afraid of and never stop questioning - life and death. Within this band's "house of death" lies a search for answers but also an understanding that you can never truly comprehend everything. 

With a wide range of influences, Villa Morta's music is a unique blend of aggression and technical proficiency, crafting a sound that appeals to fans of Make Them Suffer, Northlane and Erra, to name a few. The members find inspiration through a fascination with the mysteries of life, which is ever-present in their new single, The Abstract.