Groove metal ensemble Intero from Nijmegen are to release a successor to the song they unleashed last Christmas. This new song ‘Social Leeches’ is a continuation of its predecessor ‘Nocebo’. The single is to be released Friday the 23rd of April, and is accompanied by a professionally shot music video.
Social Leeches is an indictment to the populism that reigns supreme in politics nowadays. While Nocebo was about fear being fueled by media, this new song is about populist politicians eagerly using said panic for their own personal gain. It’s that ‘Divide and Conquer tactic’ this song sheds light on. The artwork is an extension of its predecessor as well; it was once again created by visual artist Gerrit Rijken.
Musically however, the songs are each other’s counterparts. Intero drastically lowered the tempo this time around, giving the instruments room to breathe and making the song more easily accessible. Production duties were handled by Dutch producer Martin van Beek. The music video was shot in an industrial area filled with metal tubes as far as the eye can see. A clip filled to the brim with metal. The main lead is played by 13-year-old actress Iris van Kerkhof. Just like the previous video it was made by Tristan van Doorn, of Doorn Eden Films.
The clip is set to premier on YouTube on the night of the 22nd and 23rd of April, at the stroke of midnight. From that moment on Social Leeches will also be available on Spotify, Apple Music and all other major digital platforms.