Long-running New York death metallers INTERNAL BLEEDING have released the official music video for their song "Focus". The track is taken from the band's sixth full-length album, "Corrupting Influence", which will be released on October 19 via Unique Leader Records. The nine-track effort was produced by the band alongside Joe Cincotta at Full Force Studios (SUFFOCATION, DEHUMANIZED) in Ronkonkoma, New York, engineered by Cincotta, and features artwork by guitarist Chris Pervelis. Every song on "Corrupting Influence" shows the bands absolute dedication to their craft and demonstrates exactly why the band have found themselves at the top of the death metal underground for more than two decades.
"We are not much of a 'concept video' band," stated Pervelis. "We'd much rather shoot something that gives fans a better understanding of who we are, and how passionate we are about the music write." This video, shot in three different locations in Long Island, New York by director/producer Sean Ageman of Washed Up Media, captures INTERNAL BLEEDING in all its fury, as it performs "Focus" — a song written about seizing the moment, harnessing your personal strength and never letting anyone or anything get in your way.
"'Focus' is about going out there and killing it every single day," vocalist Joe Marchese said, "It's about digging deep and finding huge reservoirs of strength you never knew you had."
Featuring all of the raw, crushing, groove-heavy aggression that fans have come to expect from the group, "Corrupting Influence" sees INTERNAL BLEEDING continuing to push themselves and the sound that they help create in new and unexpected ways.
Pervelis commented: "'Corrupting Influence' is filled with all of the gut-twisting heaviness and groove you'd expect from us, but there's also plenty of unexpected twists that take a listener to places we've never gone before. Additionally, the production is right where it should be — heavy as fuck, organic and live sounding."
Guitarist Chris McCarthy added: "I grew up as a fan of INTERNAL BLEEDING, so I put everything in my ability to make this the sickest INTERNAL BLEEDING album ever."
"Corrupting Influence" track listing:
01. Compelled To Consume 02. Corrupting Influence 03. Fatal Dependency 04. Focus 05. Surrounded From The Inside 06. Unreality 07. Litany Of Insincerity 08. Final Justice 09. The Supreme Sacrifice
To coincide with the release of "Corrupting Influence", INTERNAL BLEEDING will take part in the "Bloodletting North America Tour XII" alongside DECREPIT BIRTH, ARSIS, PYREXIA, ANGELMAKER and WITHIN DESTRUCTION.