If you’re like me and you’re already on your third Monster energy drink (I hate mornings), then maybe a little dose of extreme metal in your face will do the trick. Just minutes ago, ascendant extreme metal act Escuela Grind released another track and accompanying video, this time for the punishing “Forced Collective Introspective.

As you can see from the clip below, the song is just all gas, no brakes for just under two minutes and 30 seconds. It’s an injection of adrenaline straight to your brain. Escuela Grind vocalist Katerina Economou says the song’s accompanying music video was inspired by an iconic film from the ’70s.

“We again teamed up with director Michael Jari Davidson to create the video for “Forced Collective Introspection. The video references 1971’s anti-authoritarian movie THX 1138, where the band is held in a white void by masked guards, and reduced to objectified numbers. Harassed in prison cells, the band makes their escape in a Shawshank fashion. The theme of the video runs throughout all of our music: we must resist and attempt to escape their control to regain our humanity.”

Check out the video below.

Escuela Grind, Memory Theater

  1. Endowed With Windows
    2. My Heart, My Hands
    3. Cliffhanger
    4. Strange Creature
    5. Faulty Blueprints
    6. All Is Forgiven
    7. Forced Collective Introspection
    8. The Feed
    9. Memory Theater

You can catch Escuela Grind live on their “Forced Collective Introspection” tour this fall at any of the dates below.

“Forced Collective Introspection” tour

September 8 Hamtramck, MI The Sanctuary
September 9 Cave-in-Rock, IL Full Terror Assault Festival (w/ Pig Destroyer, Suicidal Tendencies)
September 10 Rock Island, IL Wake Brewing
September 11 Cleveland, OH No Class (as part of Hacked Up for BBQ Fest w/Mortician)
September 12 Milwaukee, WI Cactus Club
September 13 Omaha, NE Reverb Lounge
September 14 Fort Collins, CO The Lyric
September 15 Salt Lake City, UT Beehive Social Club
September 16 Boise, ID The Shredder
September 17 Tacoma, WA Hammerhead House
September 18 Seattle, WA The Funhouse
September 19 Portland, OR High Water Mark
September 20 San Francisco, CA Elbo Room
September 21 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
September 22 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
September 23 Scottsdale, AZ Pub Rock Live
September 25 Corpus Christi, TX Boozers Rock Bar
September 26 Dallas, TX American Legion Post 672
September 27 New Orleans, LA TBA