EMPLOYED TO SERVE have released an accompanying music video for their latest single, “Mark Of The Grave” – check it out HERE.
“Mark Of The Grave” is the second single from Employed To Serve’s forthcoming album, Conquering, and demonstrates the band at their most metal yet. The video is a trip, to say the least…
“With this video we just wanted to have fun,” says Employed To Serve frontwoman, Justine Jones. “After months of being cooped up inside, we wanted to focus on a project that was more light-hearted. We shot the music video at Miracle theatre in Cornwall with director Ryan Mackfall. The theatre was kind enough to give us free-reign of their studio and stage costumes. Everything was shot in front of a green screen to maximise the opportunity to have fun with the edit. We then sent over a few notes to VFX artist Nadav Rotem and assistant Jake Potter, as soon as they came back with Sammy doing a solo on a flying, flaming skull I knew it was going to be my favourite video – it’s wild and we love it.”
Conquering, due for release on September 17th 2021, will be Employed To Serve’s second full-length album on the Spinefarm label.
Drawing influence from the music of their youth and a new perspective on how to nurture the positive aspects of humanity and individual growth, Conquering is a celebration and acknowledgement of triumph in the face of a world that can be relentlessly adversarial.
ETS began recording the album in the “unforgiving winter” of 2020; produced & mixed by Lewis Johns at The Ranch, Southampton, mastered by Grant Berry at Fader Mastering, Employed To Serve took the time thrown at them by a world stopped still to write their most visceral material to date.
Pre-orders for Employed To Serve’s fourth studio album are now live, with an instant download of singles, “Exist” & “Mark Of The Grave,” plus special bundle options including t-shirts, hoodies, shorts, pink socks, skateboards and limited colour variant vinyl. Order your copy HERE.
CONQUERING TRACK LISTING:
Twist The Blade
Sun Up To Sun Down
We Don’t Need You
Set In Stone
Mark Of The Grave
Employed To Serve recently appeared on the mainstage of Download Festival at Donington Park. The event marked a moment in history, seeing live music return as part of a government-backed Pilot scheme. The Guardian noted Employed To Serve as a festival highlight, commenting, “Employed to Serve exude venom” whilst Metal Hammer called their set “relentless” & “blistering”; Kerrang! were just as enthused, adding, “Sammy Urwin’s sledgehammer riffs awaken Download’s inner headbanger, while Justine Jones’ barbed screams urge those gathered to toss any notion of social distancing in the bin.”
Following this appearance, Employed To Serve were swiftly announced as support to Gojira on their extensive UK & European tour.
UK & Euro 2022 tour dates in support of Gojira:
17 Finland, Helsinki, Black Box
19 Norway, Oslo, Sentrum Scene
20 Sweden, Stockholm, The Annex
22 Denmark, Copenhagen, Forum Black Box
24 Germany, Berlin, Huxleys
25 Czech Republic, Prague, Forum Karlin
27 Poland, Wroclaw, A2
28 Poland, Krakow, Tauron Arena
29 Hungary, Budapest, Barba Negra Music Club
31 Croatia, Zagreb, Culture Factory
2 Austria, Vienna, Arena
4 Germany, Munich, Neue Theaterfabrik
5 Switzerland, Zurich, Komplex
6 Italy, Milan, Alcatraz
8 France, Lyon, Halle Tony Garnier
9 France, Bordeaux, Arkea Arena
20 The Netherlands, Tilburg, 013
22 Germany, Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
24 Germany, Oberhausen, Turbinhalle 2
26 France, Paris, Accor Arena
28 Belgium, Brussels, Forest National
1 Luxembourg, Rockhal
4 UK, London, Alexandra Palace
5 UK, Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
6 UK, Newcastle, City Hall
8 UK, Glasgow, O2 Academy
10 UK, Belfast, Ulster Hall
11 Ireland, Dublin, National Stadium
13 UK, Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse
14 UK, Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
ickets to all shows are available now.
Additionally, ETS have been confirmed to play Spain’s Resurrection Fest 2022. Taking place across June 29th – 3rd July 2022 in Galicia, Spain, this mammoth metal festival will see Employed To Serve perform alongside Sabaton, Deftones, Judas Priest, Avenged Sevenfold and many more.