April 7 — Independent metal outfit Raider premiered the video for its latest single this week.
The band premiered the video for its new single, ‘Trial By Chaos’ Friday. The song is the title track from the band’s brand new album, which also released Friday. The video is a familiar style presentation, featuring the band performing its new single in a darkened, warehouse style setting.
Various angles and lighting effects are used throughout the presentation to heighten the viewing experience.
The musical arrangement featured in Raider’s new single is a full throttle thrash metal composition that is comparable to works from so many of the band’s more well-known counterparts. It holds its own quite well against those bands’ works, too.
The song’s lyrical theme is, like much of the lyrical content, meant to deliver a positive message. It centers on overcoming adversity. This is inferred as Bonaccorso sings/screams in the song’s lead verse and chorus, “Everlasting awakened abomination/The maelstrom that devours all of creation/Opens wide its spiral maw/Guiding fire/Steel me against all destruction/From wisdom, let chaos crawl/No force of evil can break my resolve/I will outlast them all/Trial by chaos/Bound for glory/My purpose is one/Trial by chaos/Endure the fury/Or fall to oblivion.” This opener makes one think of perhaps the awakening of Cthulu or something similar, but the overall message is, again, quite clearly just that of facing negative in life; of being single-minded in overcoming that adversity, whatever it may be. The message is furthered in the song’s second verse, which states, “Unafraid/I’ll never fall/When chaos reigns/You’ll find me still standing tall/I vow to stand triumphant/Let courage bind my bones/In this should I fail/my soul will turn to stone/And so I descend deep into the unknown/Twisting through the darkness/With this ancient formless foe.” The song returns to its chorus again from here, reiterating that strength against that evil, that negative force. It is yet another example of the positive messages presented throughout the album.
In other news, Raider is scheduled to launch a tour in support of Trial By Chaos April 14 in Toronto, ON. The tour is scheduled to run through May 14 in St. Catherine’s, ON. It also includes performances in cities, such as Boise, ID; Two Rivers, WI and Los Angeles, CA.
The schedule for Raider’s upcoming tour in support of its new album is noted below:
RAIDER Trial By Chaos North American Tour:
Friday, April 14 – Toronto, ON – Bovine Sex Club
Saturday, April 15 – Windsor, ON – Chelsea Underground
Sunday, April 16 – London, ON – Rum Runner’s
Monday, April 17 – Jeffersonville, IN – Losers 812
Wednesday, April 19 – San Antonio, TX – HiTones
Thursday, April 20 – Houston, TX – Acadia
Friday, April 21 – Euless/Dallas, TX – Big Rob’s
Saturday, April 22 – Albuquerque, NM – Ren’s Den
Sunday, April 23 – Tempe, AZ – The Beast
Monday, April 24 – Tucson, AZ – The Edge
Wednesday, April 26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Redwood
Thursday, April 27 – Fresno, CA – The Great Room
Saturday, April 29 – San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
Sunday, April 30 – Portland, OR – High Watermark
Monday, May 1 – Vancouver, BC – Bully’s
Tuesday, May 2 – Seattle, WA – Funhouse
Wednesday, May 3 – Boise, ID – The Shredder
Thursday, May 4 – Salt Lake City, UT – Aces High Saloon
Friday, May 5 – Colorado Springs, CO – Vultures
Sunday, May 7 – Des Moines, IA – Lefty’s
Tuesday, May 9 – Menomonie, WI – Zymurgy Brewing
Wednesday, May 10 – Two Rivers, WI – Whisky D’s
Thursday, May 11 – Hamilton, ON – Doors Pub
Saturday, May 13 – Kitchener, ON – Maxwell’s
Sunday, May 14 – St. Catherine’s, ON – The Warehouse
More information on Raider’s new album and is available along with all of the band’s latest news at: