Today, black midi reveal a new single/video, ‘Chondromalacia Patella‘, from their forthcoming album, Cavalcade, out next Friday May 28 on Rough Trade / Remote Control Records, with an online Cavalcade listening party held on May 27.
The third in a string of fervent singles, ‘Chondromalacia Patella’, is a song about convalescence, aptly named after a band member’s knee injury from running. It features abrasive noise rock chords and circular drumming, which ultimately climax in a sunburst of arpeggiated guitars skyscraping above and beyond power metal. The accompanying video was directed by Vilhjálmur Yngvi Hjálmarsson.
On May 27 at 4AM AEST, black midi — Geordie Greep (guitar, primary vocals), Cameron Picton (bass, vocals), and Morgan Simpson (drums) — will host a Cavalcade listening party via Youtube in which the album will stream in its entirety.
Cavalcade is a dynamic, hellacious, and inventive follow-up to 2019’s widely-praised Schlagenheim, “