Philippines-based crossover thrash band Fingerpriest have released their debut album ‘Potential Pyromaniac’. On this record, the band tackles themes such as religion, political nihilism, existentialism, and the human urge for chaos. BIG themes. Fingerpriest are inspired by bands such as Toxic Holocaust, Discharge, SOD to DRI.
“The artwork is about a man who has lost virtues and social ties that don’t give him a sense of purpose and belonging. He lives in an eternal present, feeling no connection with the triumphs of society, yet he at the same time lives in constant anxiety surrounding an uncertain future. Deep down he craves responsibility, a cause to fight for, and a group to belong to, yet the cynicism and irony which pervades his world prevents him from ever truly becoming invested in any of these. Watching the world as it burns while drinking beers. A perfect view.”