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Belgian emotional hardcore band A POINT OF PROTEST tackles “Thoughts of A Dying Man” in new music video; watch here!

A POINT OF PROTEST is a no borders hardcore band based in Antwerp, Belgium that comes packing an activist statement. Armed with a clear and critical message, they bring forward an explosive cocktail of tense anger, contagious rhythms and high energy, literally resulting in an “in your face” experience.

On ‘Thoughts Of A Dying Man‘, their debut full length, which was recorded and mixed by Amenra’s Tim De Gieter at his Much Luv Studio and mastered by Aljoscha Sieg at Pitchback Studios, A POINT OF PROTEST continue on their indignation driven path. From middle finger pointing the current state of affairs, to kicking upwards and reclaiming the revolution, they bring forward a record that will leave no stone unthrown, no sour toes unstepped, no sentiment untouched, believing that “there is no meaning to these words, if they can’t change the world”. But it’s not all about fighting the power. There is also room for personal stories about loss, fear of death and growing up, for reflective moments and life questions. “Will you remember me?”

After 150+ shows all over Europe and supporting bands like Evergreen Terrace, Harms Way, Our Hollow, Our Home, Bad Omens and Napoleon, A POINT OF PROTEST are ready to kick off the next chapter of their manifesto for a better world. Are you?

Thoughts of A Dying Man’, the album, revolves around life, death and their dualistic inseparability. One cannot exist without the other. All songs on the album, one way or another, talk about how we try and make sense of our lives and the fear of dying one day, sooner or later, after an unfulfilled life full of unaccomplished dreams and goals.

A POINT OF PROTEST_004_Live @ JC Bouckenborgh, by Faye Wlfs Photography

A POINT OF PROTEST live @ JC Bouckenborgh, by Faye Wlfs Photography

In ‘Thoughts of A Dying Man’, the song, that fear and doubt comes to an unseen high. It’s about being overwhelmed by the thought of death, of leaving your loved ones behind, of being nothing but a grain of sand in the indifferent ocean of infinity. It makes you understand why believing in life after death is something that helps people cope with life. Just brooding about this can completely drown one in dark thoughts. It might be a sign that we are collapsing under the pressure of this high achievement society that we live in. Nevertheless it can become so all-encompassing, to the point where life itself starts feeling like a burden.

How do we live up to such impossible expectations and standards? How do we avoid having to look back on an unfulfilled life full of regrets, should- and could-haves? This song talks about that whole thought process, the fear, the uncertainty, ending with one question on repeat: “Will you remember me?” Will our lives be more than just another insignificant glitch in space and time? The black balloons in the artwork and videos are a representation of that burden and those dark thoughts that we carry along throughout our entire life as well.

For that reason we decided to turn our videos into a diptych, with ‘Thoughts Of A Dying Man’ kicking off where the ‘Never Grow Up!’ video ended, as it obviously continues on that same stream of consciousness and existential questions. But where there is still some fight in ‘Never Grow Up!’, ‘Thoughts Of A Dying Man’ seems to be signified by panic, fear and flight.

“𝑊𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑟𝑒𝑚𝑒𝑚𝑏𝑒𝑟 𝑚𝑒?”

𝑻𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒕𝒔 𝑶𝒇 𝑨 𝑫𝒚𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒎𝒂𝒏 is the second single and title track off of A POINT OF PROTEST’s debut full length ’Thoughts Of A Dying Man’, which is out on Smithsfoodgroup DIY, Sleepy Dog Records, Grandad Records and Nosebleed Records and available both digital and on CD, vinyl and tape.

A POINT OF PROTEST

‘Thoughts of A Dying Man’, the album, revolves around life, death and their dualistic inseparability. One cannot exist without the other. All songs on the album, one way or another, talk about how we try and make sense of our lives and the fear of dying one day, sooner or later, after an unfulfilled life full of unaccomplished dreams and goals.

In ‘Thoughts of A Dying Man’, the song, that fear and doubt comes to an unseen high. It’s about being overwhelmed by the thought of death, of leaving your loved ones behind, of being nothing but a grain of sand in the indifferent ocean of infinity. It makes you understand why believing in life after death is something that helps people cope with life. Just brooding about this can completely drown one in dark thoughts. It might be a sign that we are collapsing under the pressure of this high achievement society that we live in. Nevertheless it can become so all-encompassing, to the point where life itself starts feeling like a burden.

How do we live up to such impossible expectations and standards? How do we avoid having to look back on an unfulfilled life full of regrets, should- and could-haves? This song talks about that whole thought process, the fear, the uncertainty, ending with one question on repeat: “Will you remember me?” Will our lives be more than just another insignificant glitch in space and time? The black balloons in the artwork and videos are a representation of that burden and those dark thoughts that we carry along throughout our entire life as well.

For that reason we decided to turn our videos into a diptych, with ‘Thoughts Of A Dying Man’ kicking off where the ‘Never Grow Up!’ video ended, as it obviously continues on that same stream of consciousness and existential questions. But where there is still some fight in ‘Never Grow Up!’, ‘Thoughts Of A Dying Man’ seems to be signified by panic, fear and flight.

“Will you remember me?”

“Thoughts of A Dying Man” lyrics:

I have written and erased, been screaming and in tears. I Belgian emotional hardcore band A POINT OF PROTEST tackles “Thoughts of A Dying Man” in new single and music video; watch here!wish I was any better at this, but I just sit here, my emotions taking the best of me. Wondering what I will leave. Although that is not a question I would like answered honestly. I rather run away than come to terms with my own fears. Because I am in fear. I fear wasting time. I fear a wasted life. My life flashing by. What if it is my time to go? Did I achieve enough? What if it is my time to go? I hope I have more time. And I know I have had time and that we are all dying men. But I cannot take this fate lightly. I just need to know. Does it hurt? What comes after this? If anything. Please, tell me there is something more. Because I am afraid. I am afraid that this time it will be my time. So scared to close my eyes. Tell me it is not my time to go, I can escape the inevitable. Tell me it is not my time to go. Say something comforting before I am gone. Just say something before I am gone. Will you remember me? Just say something. Will you remember me? Just say something. Will you remember me, please?

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