[PREMIERE] New Video from Melbourne Heavy Hitters Colossvs

Looking for excitement on this sunny September 1st? We’ve got you covered with an exclusive premiere of the new music video from Melbourne metallers Colossvs. Their fresh track In The Absinthe of God was premiered earlier this week on triple j’s The Racket, and we’ve got you sorted with its frothy new video. The band have described it as a way to ‘reintroduce’ the ‘new lineup’ and ‘take things up a notch creatively’. The single release follows on from the departure of former vocalist Lochlan Watt back in May after he stepped in on vocal duties for Thy Art Is Murder, seeing the return of original frontman Christopher Tew.

The video is the final product after Colossvs “filmed a lot of performance stuff in ways we’ve never done before, shot a bunch of footage on analog tape formats and found some pretty strange places to shoot like this insane pit of animal bones just outside of Melbourne that our bass player knew about. We still don’t know why he knew where that was.” On the actual tune, guitarist Michael Calle noted that it’s been “a staple in our live set for almost a year now and has gone through so many different versions over time”. “‘Absinthe’ is about looking inward at the darkness that consumes you from within.”

In addition to the new clip, we’re proud to announce that Colossvs will embark on a run of dates this month to tour the single. They’ll hit Brisbane, Sydney, Hobart and Melbourne, so get keen to hit up your local venue for a show.


September 16: Brisbane Hotel, Hobart

September 22: Hot Damn, Sydney

September 24: Crowbar, Brisbane

September 29: The Bendigo, Melbourne

Written by Rod Whitfield

Rod Whitfield is a veteran in music writing, having started way back in 1995 for Forte magazine in Geelong. He has since been chief rock and metal writer for Buzz Magazine and written for Beat Magazine, The Metal Forge, Mixdown, Reverb Magazine and many others, and he brings a wealth of music knowledge and experience to the pages of Heavy Mag. A former musician himself, he wrote his memoirs on his life and times in Rock n’ Roll, and currently has a number of other writing projects on the go, including his first two novels.


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