Cabal Share Reworked Single and Lyric Video for “If I Hang, Let Me Swing” ft. John Cxnnor

Upon returning from their headline European tour, Danish deathcore band, Cabal, have released a new reworking of their song ”If I Hang, Let Me Swing.” The new version of the track – original found on their most recent album, Magno Interitus – saw the band partner with industrial-techno collective John Cxnnor. Head into the article below to check it out and find out more.

Stream “If I Hang, Let Me Swing (John Cxnnor Rework)” here.

Order Magno Interitus here.

Singer Andreas Bjulver states:
John Cxnnor are one of our favorite acts on the Danish scene, the way they manage to bridge the gap between electronic music and metal is truly impressive and since we’ve alreadHangy collaborated with them on a bunch of tracks, having them do a complete rework of one seemed like a no brainer to us. We couldn’t be happier with the result, this is electronic music at it’s hardest and grittiest.”.

“If I Hang, Let Me Swing (John Cxnnor Rework)” was taken from the band’s latest album Magno Interitus that was released on October 21st, 2022, via Nuclear Blast. Singer Andreas says: “The main theme on the album is the great decay happening all around us. It seems that everything just falls apart in these days. This applies to politics, society in general as well as some personal things. We tried to translate the feelings that we have about the state of the world into music.

Andreas, who is the art director and lyricist in the band, is excited about the new direction of the album: “We have a kind of base sound, our safe home. From there, we can experiment and try something new. On Magno Interitus we really left our comfort zone and went deeper into the details and extremes than ever before. You can hear it on the title track, as well as on the opener “If I Hang, Let Me Swing” or on “Exsanguination”. These are my personal three favourites on the album at the moment.

Cabal are not only charting new territory with their visceral and doom-laden sound but are also moving out of the comforts of their dark, black and white signature aesthetic into bright colours inspired from Ari Aster’s Midsommar. Flowers, vines and eerie cultist May Queens are amongst the new visual elements that define the aesthetic of Magno Interitus.

Once more, Cabal brought in some extraordinary features on the album such as Joe ‘Bad’ Badolato of Fit For An Autopsy on Magno Interitus, as well as Simon Olsen from the Danish band Bæst on the track “Insidious”. This time around, Cabal also experimented with a completely different format by inviting the dark, industrial duo John Cxnnor to co-create the very unique track “Blod af Mit”.

The album is available as Digipack [limited edition], Black Single LP, Crystal Clear with Gold + Black Splatter Single LP [limited to 500 units, Mailorder + Wholesale exclusive], Crystal Clear with Red + Black Splatter Single LP [limited to 500 units, USA exclusive], Gold + Black Marble Single LP [limited to 300 units, bandshop exclusives] and on all streaming platforms

More from Cabal:
Cabal is one of the most brutal and promising heavy acts hailing from Copenhagen, Denmark. The band aims to create a visceral and doom-laden atmosphere throughout both their music and visual expression. The production is crystal clear, whilst the songwriting draws inspiration from everything from black and death metal to djent and hardcore.

Since the release of their debut album Mark of Rot in 2018, the young band has managed to make a name for themselves in both Denmark and the rest of the world by playing renowned festivals like Copenhell, Roskilde Festival, Euroblast Festival and Complexity Fest as well as touring in Europe, Japan and North America.

Cabal released the sophomore album Drag Me Down in April 2020 – a dark descent into a personal hell brought to life by crushing instrumentals, an oppressive atmosphere and dark personal lyrics delivered with relentless intensity, while still leaving room for experimentation and expansion of Cabal’s signature sound. Add to this guest appearances from metal titans Trivium‘s Matt Heafy, rising metalcore stars PolarisJamie Hails and Denmark’s blackgaze darlings Møl’s Kim Song Sternkopf and there is no doubt that Cabal is a band with friends in every corner of the metal scene.

Cabal is:
Andreas Bjulver Paarup – Vocals
Christian Hammer Mattesen – Guitars
Chris Kreutzfeldt – Guitars
Lui Broch Larsen – Guitars
Dennis Hursid – Bass
Nikolaj Kaae Kirk – Drums

Cabal online