New Orleans heavy metal outfit Cane Hill have dropped a morbid new single, “Kill Me,” along with a suitably pagan music video to boot.
The terrifying clip depicts the band rocking out to the intense track, interspersed with scenes of a witch performing arcane rituals on hapless prisoners in a horror movie-esque shed. “Prove to me that I’m not real / Just to feel like I’m / Something / Anything / Nothing / Kill me,” screams vocalist Elijah Witt on the song.
“I think if this year has taught me anything, it’s that this dreadful voice of negativity in my head is loudest when my life is quiet,” commented Witt regarding the song’s inspiration, per Outburn.com. “Just like everyone else, my mental health has taken a steep decline this year, and giving life to that horrific voice was the easiest way for me to try and combat it. ‘Kill Me’ is what I feel in the parts of me I can ignore when life is normal.”
According to the band, the song’s visual treatment was inspired by the folk legends of their native city. “We worked closely with Dreamseeker Productions in further exploring elements of witchcraft and the occult while staying true to these Cajun tales,” explained Witt.
“Kill Me” is the band’s latest release since dropping “Power of the High” earlier this year. Both songs are set to appear on their forthcoming record Krewe De La Mort: Volume One. An exact release date has yet to be announced.
Watch the video for “Kill Me” below: