Plasmata are thrilled to premiere the new music video “Leviathan,” the lead single from their forthcoming Portraits of Pain EP, exclusively here at Rue Morgue
Plasmata is a dramatic and electrifying fusion of hard-hitting alternative rock and dark electronica: part goth-industrial/electro-industrial, part Hollywood glam metal and L.A. deathrock, all wrapped up into theatrical “Glampire” aesthetics. The new video “Leviathan,” showcases the lead single from Plasmata‘s Portraits of Pain EP. Plasmata is re-emerging as an exciting new name on the scene, albeit not without a challenging past.
Led by project founder Trent Jeffries, the original incarnation of Plasmata formed in Chicago in 2005, releasing their debut single “Lifeblood” the same year. By 2011, a full album had been recorded, and the band was shopping for a label: all involved were understandably excited. That is until January 2012, when Trent was felled by a ruptured brain aneurysm.
A near-decade on from Trent’s debilitating aneurysm, the band’s forthcoming Portraits of Pain, deals with that challenging process. The EP was recorded during the lockdown of fall and winter 2020 and has been mixed and produced by William Faith (Faith and the Muse, The Bellwether Syndicate). Meanwhile, Trent has just welcomed new live drummer David Bates and guitarist Marco Obaya to the fold, while a shadowy figure known only as F. Amos Darkling contributes an uncannily familiar bass sound to the new EP. At long last, the release of “Leviathan” is finally here.