Come April, post-hardcore/sludge metal group Helms Alee will put out a new record, Noctiluca. Its first single, “Interachnid,” is out now.
The mesmerizing, drum-heavy song arrived with an accompanying visual, comprising various psychedelic images layered over each other. There’s footage of the band together and individually, but also plenty of guests from the depths below, like anemones, swaying seaweed and sharks. It’s all very apt for a teaser of an album named after a type of bioluminescent algae also called ‘the sea sparkle.’
Fans of Helms Alee will know this oceanic fascination is par for the Washington trio’s course: They’re named after a nautical term, and drummer Hozoji Matheson-Margullis—who created the “Interachnid” music video—juggles a day job as a marine biologist (!).
Noctiluca is out April 26 on Sargent House. Check out the video for “Interachnid” here: