NewsNovember 21, 2022 11:11 AM ET1,371 views

Turbid North (ft Chris O'Toole of Unearth) releases new single, share music video

Turbid North

Nick Forkel

Official press release:

The official music video for Turbid North's new single, "Slaves," is now streaming. View the video, below. "Slaves" appears on the Texas trio's upcoming new album, The Decline, out January 20th. Pre-order the album, here.

"Slaves" perfectly showcases Turbid North's multi-dimensional attack: it churns and grinds furiously while all-powerful waves of doom swell under the surface. Turbid North's unique sound owns the territory between the blasting mania of bands like Napalm Death and Pig Destroyer, the crushing weight of Crowbar, and the mournful, melodic glory of Pink Floyd.


The "Slaves" music video offers bleak images of a dystopian future, finally giving way to a glorious finalé in its last moments. Turbid North frontman Nick Forkel, who also created the video, states:

'Slaves' is about being a prisoner of your own mind. We all create battles in our heads. The video is a direct homage to Blade Runner's opening scene. That's the vibe I was going for: Blade Runner meets Metropolis

Turbid North's first new release in seven years, The Decline is a stunner of a comeback from this Alaska-born, Texas-based band. Vocalist/guitarist Forkel and the monstrous rhythm section of bassist Chris O'Toole (Unearth) and drummer Jono Garrett (Shock Withdrawal, Mos Generator) have honed their craft and delivered a new, transcendent piece of work that will go down as one of the crucial metal albums of 2023.


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anonymous 67 days ago

" 'Slaves' is about how my fascist boss at CVS wouldn't give me off on the schedule to go wait in line for the latest sneaker drop"

anonymous 67 days ago

This "band" has more spam than fans.

anonymous 67 days ago


anonymous 67 days ago

Shits cool

anonymous 67 days ago

Their album Orogeny was pretty damn good. I played that shit out. Had wondered where they went to.

anonymous 67 days ago

Saw them open for Entombed A.D., RIP LG.

anonymous 67 days ago

I saw them at SXSW every year for the past decade. More?

anonymous 66 days ago

Woah the bassist!?! Who gives a f*ck

anonymous 66 days ago

Into it. Reminds me of misery index

anonymous 66 days ago

Turbid North > Unearth

lake_flaccid 66 days ago

anonymous 3 hours ago Saw them open for Entombed A.D. saw this same tour, and yeah their record Orogeny was pretty good

anonymous 66 days ago

who tf is chris otoole of unearth? unearth is trevor, ken, buzz, slo, and mike

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