Dagger Release Music Video For ‘Set Fire’

Hong Kong-based metallic hardcore quartet Dagger have released the music video for their song “Set Fire.” The track is from a forthcoming split 7” with Singaporean sludge fiends HRVST. It comes out by the end of the summer.

The video was shot by Fonghiu Lo during Dagger’s show in Shenzhen, China. The setting is important as it holds a special place in their hearts. Vocalist Riz Farooqi explains:

“Shenzhen is one of those pockets in China where there is a small but insanely passionate and dedicated hardcore scene. We’ve seen this little community continue to go all out for bands regardless of genre for over a decade now from our time in King Ly Chee. So when it came to play in Shenzhen we knew we had to set up cameras etc just in case there was some mayhem that may erupt that we could use. As you can see in the video, we were right. As much as this is a way to promote Dagger and our upcoming 7”, this is also our way to give back to the beautiful SZHC scene for their years of love and support to bands who come to their little scene! Look out for their own bands: What A Beautiful Day, Shoot the Gun, Disanxian.”

Paulo Alvarado of Dangerous Goods (who’s putting out the band’s split) says their new material is more “focused” and “cohesive.”

“I felt that on the new tracks Dagger is more focused and pushed their songwriting to another level. You can tell the guys are more cohesive from more time spent writing/touring as a band. I love these new tracks and hope to be able to put them out soon for everyone to enjoy. Stoked!”

Their tracks off the split were recorded with Naseem Khan of the progressive metalcore band Parallel Horizons, and was mixed by Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues) at The Pit in California.

Dagger’s self-titled EP and their single “Live Your Life” are currently available for free on Bandcamp.

Source: Unite Asia