Infinity Shred release their 3DOT Recordings’ debut album, Forever, A Fast Life today, celebrating the 10-song album’s release by debuting a short film of the same name.
The gloriously cinematic, six-plus-minute film, directed by Esther Kim and Dean Colin Marcial, was shot in Richmondville, New York and has been described by the band as “a visual companion to the album that gives a deeper look into the world we’ve built and the story being told in Forever, A Fast Life.” “Forever, A Fast Life is a post-apocalyptic survival story of a girl and her dog navigating the harsh New York climate in the year 2059,” explains Marcial. “Scavenging for scarce resources and taking shelter in an abandoned house, they struggle for food, water, and safety in a not-too-distant future.”
Infinity Shred, who combine “elements of EDM, synthwave and progressive metal” (MetalSucks), have given fans two early previews of the forthcoming album, sharing the video for “Long May You Run” as well as the digital single “Earth”. Forever, A Fast Life is available now via the 3DOT Recordings’ webstore and digitally via Spotify.
During the writing process for the songs “Long May You Run” and “Forever, A Fast Life,” the band brought in long-time collaborator Chris Alfieri (formerly of Vattnet Viskar). “Chris wrote crucial melodies for both of the songs he played on, and they wouldn’t have come together without him,” explains Nathan Ritholz. “He has a very complementary writing style to us; he always comes up with ideas we wouldn’t have thought of but that work really well."
Infinity Shred formed in 2012, releasing their debut full-length, Sanctuary, the following year with a sophomore release, Long Distance, arriving in the fall of 2016. Drummer Clara Warnaar joined Damon and guitar player Nathan Ritholz just prior to the release of Long Distance, making Forever, A Fast Life the first release to include input from the full trio. Clara incorporated her classical background, assembling a small orchestra to accompany the three-piece, performing on the album opener “Brutal Luxury,” interlude “Harsh Language” and “What’s Worth Hiding?”