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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

As I May unleash their inner “Traitor”

Finland’s As I May are revealing another killer tune with a music video on the eve of their European tour with Brazil’s Semblant (dates listed below). Hard-hitting guitar riffs and pop-hit vocal melody grace “Traitor” is a song with a hook so big that it will haunt you for days. “Traitor” is an evolutionary track for As I May. The soundscape is different than their previous songs, as it emphasizes more on vocal power and synths. The guitars have a different place than before and are paired well with bass and drums. This song carves As I May’s new sound to come on future releases.

Directed by Kimmo Pulliainen, the music video for “Traitor” was shot at As I May’s rehearsal place, which is an old military bomb shelter. The band’s concept was to have cyberpunk feeling to compliment the use of synth on the single. Starring in the video as the character of “Milana” is band friend Leevis along with all the light work and atmosphere planned by the band’s own light engineer Mikko Harju.

5.7 Sieburg, Kubana
6.7 Weinheim, Cafe Central
7.7 Wetzikon, (Zürich) Hall of fame
8.7 Bochum, Palast
9.7 Rotterdam, Baroeg
10.7 Antwerpen, Zappa
11.7 London, Underworld
12.7 Paris, Petit Bain
13.7 Lyon, Rock & Eat
15.7 Lisboa, RCA Club
16.7 Porto, Hardclub
17.7 Pontevedra, Sala Rebullon
18.7 Madrid, Rockville
19.7 Barcelona, Bovedo
20.7 Montpellier, Secret Place
21.7 Milano, Slaughter Club
22.7 Munich, Backstage
23.7 Ubach Palenberg, Rockfabrik
24.7 Bratislava, Randal Club
25.7 Berlin, Badehaus
20.8 Naestved Metalfest