Empire State Bastard feat. Dave Lombardo share music video for “Harvest”

Author Flavia Andrade - 26.4.2023

Empire State Bastard have released a new video for their debut track “Harvest“. Directed by Nick Suchak, it features live footage from all three shows on the tour and captures the band’s visceral and unpredictable onslaught.

Empire State Bastard is led by Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro) and Mike Vennart (Biffy Clyro live guitarist and solo artist, ex-Oceansize), and features the legendary Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Testament, Mr. Bungle) on drums, with Naomi Macleod (Bitch Falcon) rounding out the live line-up on bass.

The concept for Empire State Bastard emerged when Neil and Vennart would spend downtime on tour sitting at the back of their bus sharing the heaviest, most avant-garde and confrontational music they could find. Now, a decade on from its conception, the project is finally coming to fruition with Vennart writing the songs and recording all the guitars, and Neil focusing on vocals and lyrics.

Empire State Bastard are booked for a run of international festival sets confirmed for this summer: Download Festival (June 9), HellFest (June 18), 2000trees (July 7), ArcTanGent (July 17), and Malakoff (July 21). For tickets and more information on Empire State Bastard‘s upcoming live dates, click here.

You can check out “Harvest” below: