American, Detroit based band The Armed have announced the release of a new album called ULTRAPOP. It will be out on April 16th via Sargent House. It features work from Mark Lanegan and Queens of the Stone Age guitaristTroy Van Leeuwen and is the first album co-produced by the band’s own Dan Greene in collaboration with Ben Chisholm (Chelsea Wolfe). Kurt Ballouremains at the helm as executive producer.

We already shared “Average Death”; “An Iteration” is a new excerpt. The band’s Dan Greene states “The story of Metal Gear Solid 2–which seemed like convoluted, impenetrable nonsense when we were kids–has turned out to be disturbingly prescient of society in 2021. I would argue that this video game raised more interesting artistic and philosophical questions than a lot of “higher art,” and much earlier too. We are beyond honored to see David Hayter take on the role of Dan Greene within The Armed Cinematic Universe.”

Watch the official video below.