VIDEO NEWS: SHVPES Reveal Video For ‘Pain. Joy. Ecstasy. Despair’

SHVPES have revealed the video for Pain. Joy. Ecstasy. Despair, the title track from their debut album.

“As the title-track to our debut album, we wanted the video to tie everything we’ve been working on together and really bring the album artwork to life,” says frontman Griff Dickinson. “From the 1920’s apothecary style aesthetic to us physically drinking from the bottles on the artwork I think we’ve managed to do just that. Throughout the video you see the band sat round a table, blindfolded, playing Russian roulette with bottles marked ‘Pain’, ‘Joy’, ‘Ecstasy’ and ‘Despair’. ‘Pain. Joy. Ecstasy. Despair’ represents the emotional circle of life, it’s a statement of acceptance that we live in complete chaos and no one knows what’s coming next.”

SHVPES have also been confirmed to support Trivium on their forthcoming UK/Ireland tour. Dates are as follows:


Sat 11th – DUBLIN – Academy
Sun 12th – BELFAST – Limelight
Tue 14th – BIRMINGHAM – Institute
Wed 15th – MANCHESTER – Academy
Thu 16th – GLASGOW – Barrowlands
Fri 17th – LONDON – Roundhouse
Sat 18th – NOTTINGHAM – Rock City

You can also catch the band at 2Q Festival, Hellfest and Fat Lip Fest over the summer.

Pain. Joy. Ecstasy. Despair is out now on Search & Destroy/Spinefarm Records, available via iTunes

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