no metal in this battle unveils a retro-futuristic music video for the single “Lightrider,” part of a double single release along with “Lord of Fuzz.”

This release marks the end of a three-chapter double single release and will be compiled with the previous “Shimokita/Zeitzonen” and “Disco Dans Ta Cave/Fano” – to form a full-length LP on vinyl titled Wie Kraut und Rüben.

This record will be strictly limited and will be available via Muaaah Records and À Tant Rêver du Roi Records in the Fall. Preorders for the vinyl are available now at the following link

This captivating visual production combines ’80s and ’70s footage with a touch of kitsch, featuring vocoder-enhanced vocals and a mesmerizing blend of afrobeat, funk, and disco influences. “Lightrider” takes viewers on a thrilling journey through time, seamlessly merging nostalgic elements with no metal in this battle’s forward-thinking style.

With a nod to the past and a futuristic twist, the result is a mesmerizing audiovisual feast that exudes joyful nostalgia. With “Lightrider,” the band once again showcases their artistic prowess and innovative spirit. The video’s dynamic visuals and infectious melodies capture the essence of the band’s boundary-pushing sound.

no metal in this battle ‘Wie Kraut und Rüben’ album artwork
no metal in this battle ‘Wie Kraut und Rüben’ album artwork

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