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Sunken State unleash lyric video for vicious new track


“This is the End” is the new track from Johannesburg based metal outfit Sunken State. The band formed in 2017 and have been gaining traction ever since.

Their sound contains a blend of elements from groove, core and death metal. The current line-up of the band consists of vocalist Dwayne Hees, guitarist Mathew Swanepoel, bassist Dwayne Klingbiel and drummer Pete Pistorius. The band has continued to push boundaries following their first EP released in 2018, “Enter The Grey”.

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Sunken State comment on the meaning behind the song

“The inspiration for ‘this is the end’ arose from a critique of all the ways humans exploit and destroy for financial gain – the endless desire for corporate growth at the expense of the individual, society and the environment.”

Watch the lyric video for “This is the End” below:

Sunken State‘s performance was one of the highlights of RAMFest 2020 in Pretoria for me. It was the first time that I watched them perform and I really hope that they’ll play another show in the 012 soon.

Watch this space for updates in the Music category on Running Wolf’s Rant.


  1. Agreed on them being one of the highlights of Ramfest 2020, they played a absolutely awesome show! (They should have opened for TBDM, just saying, haha) Hope to see them tour closer to the east coast in the near future \m/


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