Northwoods: Noisecore Unit Find Inspiration in ‘80s Dystopian Film for New Video

Photo: Anubi Press

Since I haven't covered them on the site already, let me tell you a bit about Northwoods before I proceed. With a penchant for chaotic hardcore in the sonic spirit of Converge and Drowningman and the noiserock swing of Today Is the Day, the Italian power trio make music that should appeal to a wide cross-section of No Echo readers. The group's recently released Wasteland album has already won praise from such punk outlets as Cvlt Nation and New Noise Magazine and with momentum building, Northwoods are kicking off 2019 with a music video for their track, Straight Path / Future Is a Shadow Line." Watch the clip below and then find out the obscure inspiration behind its striking visuals.

From Northwoods:

"This clip is a visual summary of the themes of our last album, Wasteland: desolation, loneliness and this world's decay. It was directed by our guitarist/vocalist, Alvaro R. Diamanti, and it clearly pictures the album's mood by mixing strong visuals with two of the most representative tracks of the record. 

A curiosity: the gas mask used in the video is of the same type of the one that can be seen in the film "Letters of a Dead Man", the mid-'80s dystopian masterpiece by Konstantin Lopushansky."

Produced by Lorenzo Amato, the cover art for the Wasteland album features a rare photograph Northwoods licensed directly from NASA:

Wasteland is available now via the Northwoods Bandcamp page. Follow the trio on Facebook.

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