Dutch metal band FOR I AM KING will be releasing their third full-length studio album 'Crown'. It is the long-awaited follow-up to 2018's 'I,' which received high praise internationally from fans and critics alike. Releasing today, is the monumental new third single 'Trojans' - watch the accompanying music video.
"With 'Trojans' we warn against an overly dominant influence of technology. It is a classic theme in many sci-fi novels and films, which show in great detail where increasing technology can lead if we as humanity do not curb it. However, as long as technological evolution serves only human progress, there is nothing to worry about. In a broader context, we can also project this vigilance, for example, to all the misery that media present us with on a daily basis to get our attention - pure manipulation of a consciously colored worldview. But also everything we see on social media is an illusory reflection of reality. A line of text from "Trojans" reads: "That is what you told us and led us to believe, now this is not how you are perceived. We see that what you promised us was false, you are not the one to follow", frontwoman Alma Alizadeh muses.
Guitarist Koen Scheepens adds: "'Trojans' is inspired by how we as a society are increasingly trapped by technology and by social media. It's about a people who embrace new technology and ways of communicating, but slowly discover that it's taking away their freedom, liberties and joy little by little. Until the people finally realize what is happening and rise up to free themselves from this technological manipulation and interference in their minds."
Since their formation in 2013, FOR I AM KING has released two albums ('Daemons' in 2016 and 'I' from 2018) and performed numerous shows worldwide in Japan, China and Europe including at festivals such as Jera On Air, Wacken Open Air, Metal Days, FortaRock, Full Force among others. The coming album is set to be released on the 19th of January 2023 serving as the proverbial crown to the quintets ten-year career.
The new single 'Trojans' is already available on all streaming services.