Who and what are the Armed? It's a question that fans of the bewildering hardcore collective have been asking for years now. The groups's new music video, for the song "AN INTERATION," suggests that maybe the whole thing has just been a dream. Featuring a voiceover and cameo from one of the most recognized voices in video game history, David Hayter, a.k.a. Solid Snake in the Metal Gear Solid series, the clip zeroes in on the Armed's purported ringleader Dan Greene as he comes to terms with the fact that the band may only exist in his head. As for the song, it's the latest and final single off the Armed's forthcoming album, ULTRAPOP, due out April 16th. Watch and listen above.
Greene commented, "The story of Metal Gear Solid 2 — which seemed like convoluted, impenetrable nonsense when we were kids — has turned out to be disturbingly prescient of society in 2021. I would argue that this video game raised more interesting artistic and philosophical questions than a lot of 'higher art,' and much earlier, too. We are beyond honored to see David Hayter take on the role of Dan Greene within The Armed Cinematic Universe."