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hicago based metal band Fools’ Brew has released the lyric video for their single “God’ll Cut You Down” off of their upcoming Reckoning EP. Directed by Zach Kubiak of Prophesied Design, “God’ll Cut You Down” is a heavy twist on an American folk classic.
Fools’ Brew is back, shredding ears and melting faces, with their brand of straightforward, beer-soaked metal. After making their mark on the live scene and dropping their debut EP This Side of Sanity, the Chicago-based quartet has returned with new single and lyric video for “God’ll Cut You Down.”
Fools’ Brew offer a dark spin on an old favorite, taking what is often seen as a cautionary tale and morphing it into the delusions and rambling of a destitute drifter. The traditional folksy acoustics and sing-a-long vocals are swapped out for down-tuned electrics and growling snarls, blaring the warning “You’re gonna reap just what you sow.” It’s a barn-burner of a track and its accompanying lyric video is going to slay the intended audience.
For the upcoming EP The Reckoning, Fools’ Brew teamed up with Chris Steinmetz of Stonecutter Recording Studios to capture the sound and the fury they bring to the stage. The result is six tracks of bruising, straightforward metal and whiskey-soaked grooves. Song themes vary from a pained retaliation, to a tongue lashing aimed at a corrupt establishment, to an ode to everyone’s favorite pastime (drinking!). It’s a call to action to embrace your path, do what you love, and set fire to anything that stands in your way. Fools’ Brew wouldn’t have it any other way…
Jarrett O’Cooley – Vocals
Diggs McNasty – Guiar
Cormander – Bass
Timmy D – Drums
FOOLS’ BREW is on a mission to tear up every stage they play with straightforward, beer-soaked, Midwest-bred metal. The Chicago four-piece cut their teeth playing bars and clubs all around Chicago, Joliet, and northwest Indiana. In the early months of 2012 they rocked The Rave in Milwaukee while opening for Korn. 2013 saw the FOOLS win the Chicago Battle of the Bandsat Reggie’s Rock Club, play the main stage at Congress Theater, and headline shows at Goose Island Wrigleyville and Reggie’s. This year, behind their newly released EP, THIS SIDE OF SANITY, they’ve showcased their raucous live set across the Midwest playing venues in Detroit, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, and Bloomington; opened forKyng, Kill Devil Hill, Soulfly, Butcher Babies, and Upon A Burning Body; and packed shows back home at Reggie’s, Martyr’s, and Mojoes among others. In 2015 the FOOLS have partnered up with BlankTV and joined the family of Coldcock Whiskey sponsored artists. The word is spreading, heads are turning, and faces are melting. The future looks bright, because this band is on fire.