Lightning Bolt share psychedelic animated ‘The Metal East’ video – watch

The duo recently released their seventh studio album 'Fantasy Empire'

Lightning Bolt have shared the psychedelic animated video for their new track, ‘The Metal East’.

The song features on the noise-rock duo’s new album ‘Fantasy Empire’, which you can read NME‘s review of by clicking here. Directed by comic artist and animator Lale Westvind, you can watch the colourful promo below.


Lightning Bolt embark on their first European tour since 2009 this summer. They will only play one UK date on the run, at London’s Roundhouse on June 28, performing on a bill which also includes Tortoise, Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA, Loop and Mugstar.

The duo is made up of Brian Chippendale on drums and vocals and Brian Gibson on bass. Gibson is currently developing a video game called Thumper with his games company Drool. Click below to watch a preview of the ‘rhythm violence’ game, which “combines classic rhythm-action with speed and physicality.”

“Thumper combines classic rhythm-action with speed and physicality. You control a space beetle while careening towards confrontation with an insane giant head from the future,” reads a press release from Drool. “It will be released when it’s finished on whatever platforms make sense.”