For Fans of Sepultura, Neurosis: See Deafkids' Gritty "Espirais da Loucura" Video | Revolver

For Fans of Sepultura, Neurosis: See Deafkids' Gritty "Espirais da Loucura" Video

Neurot's most fascinating signees deliver fittingly mind-bending new visual

Somewhere between Neurosis and Sepultura lies Brazil's Deafkids, a self-described "noise-punk" outfit that more than lives up to that descriptor. Currently touring with dark post-punk favorites Rakta, the trio is one of the most interesting signings to Neurosis' label Neurot; band and imprint honcho Steve Von Till has said that Deafkids are "one of the most exciting [groups] I have heard in a very long time. They are a unique psychoactive journey of Brazilian polyrhythmic percussion, hypnotic chanting and aggressive, repetitive raw punk all echoing out from another dimension."

The group's latest LP is Metaprogramação, out now via Neurot, and features the standout cut "Espirais da Loucura," the music video for which makes its debut here. The visual, a mix of scrambled lo-fi television noise obscuring ghostly figures, is as abstract and fascinating as the track itself, blooming once the teeth-clenching riff hits about halfway in. According to the band, the song "illustrates the desperate layers of absurdist madness in its inner and outer aspects — cloistered witnesses in fields of agony — the inner war between our own personas and desires. In its outer aspects, it reflects the chaotic confusion of our daily struggles in socio-political realities — where present and future are being written in hopeless and dystopian lines by this fascist and corrupted misgovernment we are currently living in Brazil."

Check out the video for the first time above; you can catch the band at the dates below, including in the U.S. this summer with Neurosis and Bell Witch.

Deafkids tour dates with Rakta:
4/11/2019 Roadburn Festival 2019 -Tilburg, NL
4/12/2019 Roadburn Festival 2019 - Tilburg, NL w/ PetBrick
4/14/2019 - Amsterdam, NL
4/16/2019 D. K. Luksus - Wroclaw, PL
4/17/2019 Underdogs - Prague, CZ
4/18/2019 Urban Spree - Berlin, DE
4/19/2019 Merleyn - Nijmegen, NL
4/20/2019 The Lexington - London, UK
4/21/2019 Soup Kitchen - Manchester, UK
4/22/2019 The Hope & Ruin - Brighton, UK
4/23/2019 Moon - Cardiff, UK
4/24/2019 The Cluny - Newcastle, UK
4/25/2019 Rough Trade - Bristol, UK
4/26/2019 Olympic Cafe - Paris, FR
4/28/2019 SWR Barroselas Metalfest 2019 - Viana do Castelo, PT
4/29/2019 Mag4 - Bruxelles, BE
4/30/2019 Bar Hic - Rennes, FR
5/01/2019 Tri Martolod - Concarneau, FR
5/02/2019 Léo Ferré - Brest Espace, FR
5/03/2019 Les 3 Pieces - Rouen, FR
5/04/2019 Het Bos - Antwerp, BE
5/05/2019 Donau Festival 2019 - Donau, AU

Deafkids tour dates with Neurosis and Bell Witch:
8/07/2019 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
8/08/2019 Cat's Cradle – Carrboro, NC
8/09/2019 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
8/10/2019 Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
8/11/2019 Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY
8/13/2019 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
8/14/2019 Corona Theatre – Montreal, QC
8/15/2019 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
8/16/2019 St. Andrews Hall – Detroit, MI
8/17/2019 Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL