Signs of the Swarm premiere video for new track “Hollow Prison” feat. Despised Icon’s Alex Erian

Band: Signs of the Swarm
Song: “Hollow Prison” feat. Alex Erian (Despised Icon)
Album: Absolvere
Release Date: September 24th, 2021
Label: Unique Leader Records

Signs of the Swarm frontman David Simonich commented:

‘Hollow Prison’ is one of our collective favourites on the album. It brings together all the key elements of Signs of the Swarm, while expanding to complement Alex Erian’s vocal style and delivery. That’s not to say this is Despised Icon worship, though all deathcore kind of is in a way, rather we siphon that through what makes us who we are. It’s one of the moshiest songs we have.

Lyrically, it talks about being captive in our mortal shell, awaiting the inevitability of death as repetition slowly eats us away. Add the cycle of despair to ‘death and taxes.’ It’s a challenge to everyone to break that cycle and transcend disillusionment.”

Despised Icon’s Alex Erian said:

“I said yes as soon as I heard the song, and I don’t agree to features often – especially these days. Despised Icon was on a break due to lockdown, things at work were also on hold, and I was spending way too much time home alone. Collaborating on this track with David and the boys was my outlet. I hope you dig it. Signs of the Swarm are the future of deathcore in my book.”