Chicago by way of the Dominican Republic 5-piece La Armada has unveiled the video for the new single ‘Checkmate Humanity’. Taken from their upcoming album ‘Anti-Colonial Vol. 2’, due 11th Feb, 2022 via the band’s own label Mal De Ojo Records in the U.S. and Latin America. The LP will be released via Thousand Islands Records in Canada and Lockjaw Records in Europe and the UK.
Of the video, the band says,
“For this video we collaborated with Dominican-born, Berlin-based, contemporary Dance Artist Tatiana Mejía. The challenge was to interpret the chorus of the song, “Who or what is it that conquers me?” / “¿Quién o qué me conquista?”
“This is our call for us all to reflect on over consumption, greed, and selfishness in the digital age and the effects that this has on our minds and on the planet. Colonialism is not just a physical harm, it also lives through the influences we allow into ourselves.”
“With this collaboration between the artistic diaspora of the Dominican Republic and the Caribbean, we continue to leave our mark in heavy music. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.”
An unhinged riot of drums and guitar, violent vocals that channel the bands anger perfectly. A brief atonal pause lets the track breath before the chaos begins once again all the while Tatiana Mejía translates the brutal tones into her dance moves through out the eye catching video.
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