The revitalised JANUS STARK are back with another new video which they're premiering exclusively with Vive Le Rock!
'Commodity Awakening' is taken from the band's Angel In The Flames album released last year.
After a gap of 20 years during which Gizz Butt played for many celebrated artists such as Steve Ignorant (Crass) and Fields Of The Nephilim, Gizz decided to bring Janus Stark back with a brand new full-length album and the band found a home with Time & Matter Recordings. With a portfolio of high praising reviews and a 70-date UK and European tour the future looked set until Covid 19 hit .
When the lockdown was announced and gig venues closed, Gizz moved his studio to his home and kept recording there, managing to record an entire album, several new songs and number of lockdown videos.
'Commodity Awakening' was filmed just weeks before the lockdown at one of the UKs best underground venues, Mama Liz’s in Stamford, Lincolnshire. Directed by Phil Berridge, it is inspired by the Sex Pistols 'Pretty Vacant' video and clips from The Old Grey Whistle Test and bursts into life in the middle when the song arrives at the future.
The song title and subject matter are inspired by the last words that the late Keith Flint of The Prodigy spoke to Gizz in a taxi in Brazil.
Although the brakes are still on regarding live performance, Gizz continues to perform live sets on line via streaming performances at the band's Facebook page.
Janus Stark have an impressive archive of demo material, so to keep everyone happy, Time & Matter Recordings have planned with Gizz to release a series of these with the first two all ready for release. Keep up to date on the band’s website.