Toronto Band KOZEN Are 'Swimming To The Stars' with "Barricade" Music Video

- Feb 08, 2017 at 04:35PM
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Toronto progressive metal band Kozen have released their debut music video, and single titled "Barricade." The music video was filmed in early September 2016, in Whitby, Ontario after it took several weeks to record the song with producer Justin Meli at Chalet Studios. The music video marks the first formal release for the band since their self-released EP Swimming To The Stars. This is the first new music the band has debuted from their upcoming full-length record due out later this year.

Singer/guitarist Maxwell Aka commented: "The symbolism here is kind of like a statement about human
relationships: things come between people that separate them, and make it impossible for them to connect.
That's what the barricade represents: all the barriers that these two people have put up to each other."

Kozen originally formed in 2013 as part of a solo project for Max's debut EP No Orphan released in early 2013. The group is led by Max, also with guitarist Jericho Leal, keyboardist Sidone Harrison, and bassist Jonathan Aristide, and drummer Kyron Newbury, who was later replaced by Jared Leal after the initial release of Swimming To The Stars.

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