The songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist of nu-metal known as Septimus Augustus has released his latest official single, “Nail Through My Skull.” It has been proudly published as an independent release without the involvement of the corporate music industry on the American Values record label. Raw, pared-down metal laced with thrash elements, “Nail Through My Skull” showcases Septimus Augustus as one of the most intriguing nu-metal artists of the year so far and promises that he has plenty more where that came from.
Panamá’s Septimus Augustus cites as main artistic influences James Brown, AC/DC, soul and funk groups from the ’70s, salsa, reggae, and blues. The artist notes, “It’s all a melting pot.”
This melting pot is perhaps nowhere as apparent as it is in his surprising inclusion of hip hop in “Nail Through My Skull.” Septimus Augustus writes of it, “That’s a very important element to the metal music that I make. I incorporate hip hop as a main way of driving the point of the song home.”
Septimus Augustus’s own sound takes elements from each of these and adds something fresh and unique for a result unlike anything today’s music fans have heard before. With an emphasis on attitude, grinding tones and open aggression, “Nail Through My Skull” by Septimus Augustus has a little something for everybody.
Commenting on the overall meaning of “Nail Through My Skull,” Septimus Augustus says, “’Nail Through My Skull’ is a song about dealing with the frustrations and struggles of life and being resilient even in the worst of situations. As the line says, ‘I’m not dead.’ So as long as one has life, one should have hope.”
Asked to describe his start in music, Septimus Augustus notes that he has been writing original music since the age of 11. Originally inspired by seeing James Brown live, Septimus Augustus later moved from Panamá to New York City where he started his first metal group. His current official bio says of this:
“After listening non-stop and getting his hands on anything AC/DC had released, he felt that he had finally found the music that could express all the angst, anger, longing, struggles, corruption, poverty, and frustration he saw and wanted to incorporate in the socio-political lyrics he was writing.”
The band he formed SEPTIMUS got rave reviews from the village voice and metal forces magazine and was considered one of the loudest bands in New York City at the time.
The American Values independent record label writes:
“Septimus Augustus music is released on American Values, his own independent record label and parent company to American Values Latin that releases SEPTIMUS’ other musical project
Sin Leche. All this is done without the direction or financial support of the corporate music industry, making it his most significant release on several levels.”
“Nail Through My Skull” by Septimus Augustus on the American Values label is available from over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, nu-metal fans.
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