The pioneers of the ‘New Wave of South African Heavy Metal’ are back yet again on Friday 14 April with the 4th Single and Video called ‘Vitriol’ from their long-awaited 3rd album ‘Vitriol Inc’ (set for release Friday 5 May). Deadline openly bow down to the memory of 80’s Thrash Metal, Power Metal, Heavy Metal and on occasion Sleaze Rock, as they march with intent and pride. ‘Vitriol Inc’ is undoubtedly their most daring release yet!
Frontman Jessy Switchblade shares that ‘Vitriol’ is “the only song on the album that actually follows the Deadline / Lady Blitzkrieg / San Lombardo story. The song is a metaphor for power and elitism and revolves around a weapons and armaments corporation in the city of San Lombardo called Vitriol Inc run by the very corrupt Judge Mental, acting mayor of San Lombardo. It is a full on raging thrasher with a very melodic chorus and a very beautiful movie noir piece in the middle. Inspired by Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’, it fits perfectly with our new sound and direction and will be the final single of this album run before we release the actual album, Vitriol Inc.”