Tomahawk have shared another taste of their comeback album Tonic Immobility with a brutal video for new song “Dog Eat Dog.”
The track received an Eric Livingstone-directed visual that juxtaposes footage of dogs obediently performing tricks with scenes of bloodied, chained-up men battling out in a dogfight-style death match. The song is also anchored by its echoing and unambiguous chorus: “Eat doggie, eat doggie / Eat doggie, eat doggie / Eat doggie, eat doggie / Bark bark bark bark barking at you.”
“Dogs patiently wait, obediently, for humans to snuff each other out…so they can take over the world. Dogs rule!!!!” frontman Mike Patton (also of Mr Bungle and Faith No More) enthused in a statement.
“It’s a statement about competition, oppression, and unity—served up with a healthy dose of slapstick humor,” shared guitarist Duane Denison (also of The Jesus Lizard) in a more neutral explanation of the clip.
In January, the supergroup shared the first preview of Tonic Immobility with “Business Casual.” The project is the group’s first album in eight years following the release of Oddfellows.
Tonic Immobility is due for release on March 26. While you wait, watch the video for “Dog Eat Dog” below: