Archive for the ‘Music Video Of The Week’ Category

MINISTRY-AMERIKKKANT-ALBUM-COVER_lo_1I am not much of a political commentator as I try to stay away from that topic, but one thing is for sure and that is I am not afraid to report on it. Ministry is one of those bands that has never shied away from dabbing in politics and you can see that in their catalog or even their upcoming release AmeriKKKant which is slated for release on March 8, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. In fact the video that the band has delivered to us to keep us occupied until the actual release in Antifa is evidence enough that they dabble a bit. When talking about the overall gist of the album singer and mastermind Al Jourgensen says, “This album, AmeriKKKant, will provide FEMA-type relief for the devastation ‘Hurricane Cheeto’ has brought upon us.” For those of you that don’t get it, hurricane cheeto is a reference to Donald Trump. The video itself is definitely politically charged as it features riot footage as well as footage of the band in ski masks. The video is as bad ass as the sound of the track itself and I cannot wait to hear the rest of the album. The band is going on tour in March to coincide with the release of the record and you can check out the tour dates below the video. If you’d like to pre-order the album, you can do so by going here. Check out the video below:

AmeriKKKant Tour Dates W/Chelsea Wolfe:

March 22 – Anaheim, Calif. @ House of Blues
March 23 – Ventura, Calif. @ Ventura Theatre
March 24 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Brooklyn Bowl
March 26 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Ace of Spades
March 28 – Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Theatre
March 29 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Vogue Theatre
March 31 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Union Hall
April 1 – Calgary, Alberta @ Palace Theatre
April 3 – Missoula, Mont. @ Wilma Theatre
April 5 – Lincoln, Nebr. @ Boubon Theatre
April 7 – Chicago, Ill. @ Riviera Theatre
April 8 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Turner Hall Ballroom
April 10 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Bogart’s
April 11 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ 20 Monroe Live
April 12 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Egyptian Room
April 14 – Toronto, Ontario @ Opera House
April 15 – Montreal, Quebec @ MTelus
April 17 – Boston, Mass. @ Royale
April 18 – Portland, Maine @ Aura
April 19 – Huntington, N.Y. @ Paramount Theatre
April 21 – Montclair, N.J. @ Wellmont Theatre
April 22 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ Town Ballroom
April 23 – Baltimore, Md. @ Rams Head Live
April 25 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Center Stage
April 26 – Orlando, Fla. @ Hard Rock Live
April 28 – Austin, Tex. @ Levitation Festival

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220px-Alice_Cooper_ParanormalSometimes choosing the very next Rock video of the week can be as easy as 1-2-3, but then there are those times when it’s not. This week’s choice for rock video of thew week was not one of those difficult situations because it’s from the original king of shock rock Alice Cooper. After releasing his 27TH studio album Paranormal back in July of 2017, he has been supporting the record and just to let you know it’s one of the first records in a very long time to feature former Alice Cooper Band members like Dennis Dunaway as well as other special guests. Well to keep us entertained through the holidays, Alice has just released a video for the track The Sound Of A and we have it for you right here. The track was originally written by Alice before he even joined the band in 1967. It had been lost in the netherworld until Dennis brought the track to Alice’s attention and that is how it ended up on the record. The video is as eerie as the track as you see different people as they don the iconic make up of Alice Cooper throughout the video. Check out the video below and be on the lookout for the vinly 10″ release of the track in February.

Machine-Head-Catharsis-2018Earlier in the month, we covered the track Beyond The Pale from Machine Head’s upcoming album Catharsis for the single of the week and it was freaking awesome. Now the band wants to know if you are ready for some metal mayhem and the answer better be yes because this week’s Metal Music Video of the Week is the title track from the album. The video itself is a little bizarre as it features some people that are trapped under a sheet as they can not see or anything as a bearded naked man prances over them until they all start to break free and do the same thing that he is doing while the band rocks out. We also see Robb Flynn tied up in a straight jacket as he is trapped in a padded cell and much more. Robb talks about the writing process and how honest he was with the lyrics saying, “When we were writing the record I’d get up at 4:30 in the morning, damn near every day and I’d just write lyrics. 80 percent was garbage, but 20 percent of it was gold and the things I liked this time round were just really clear, really straight ahead, completely non- metaphorical, coarse, vulgar language. The language of hip-hop, the language of how people speak in the streets, how we speak now. I didn’t want somebody to go ‘Oh I wonder if he’s talking about…’ No, you know exactly what the fuck I’m singing about. It may not be PC, but at the same time, we’re releasing an incredible amount of emotions on this album.” Check out the video below and make sure you pick the album on January 26TH where you get your music.

Myles-Kennedy-Year-of-the-TigerWhether he is performing with Mayfield Four, Slash or Alter Bridge, there is no denying the talent that Myles Kennedy possess. He is definitely one of today’s best voices in the rock genre and now he is about to take a huge step towards the future as he gets ready to release his first solo album Year Of The Tiger which is due out March 8TH via Napalm Records. Myles has been kind enough to release a music video to hold us over until then for the title track. The video itself is very reflective on the past while also looking at the present. The video contains clips of Kennedy from the past while showing clips of a child who breaks off from his father to learn and play the guitar in order to go down the same journey as Kennedy. The song itself is amazing as Kennedy shows us a little more of his influences with some acoustic vibes and some banjo thrown in there for fun. If you would to pre-order a physical copy of the record, you can do so by clicking here. I am a huge vinyl collector and there is some pretty cool vinyl options available. Otherwise, check out the video below:

dAs promised we not only have our rock video of the week for you guys, but we also have the second animated video for all of you. One of the most interesting bands to come out of the early 2000’s was the always colorful 70’s British rock-esque The Darkness. After a hiatus that lasted nearly seven years, the band returned in 2012 with the power packed album Hot Cakes before following that up with 2015’s Last Of Our Kind. This past October, the band released their fifth studio album Pinewood Smile which featured hits like All The Pretty Girls, Solid Gold, and even Southern Trains. Well now the band has another track that they would love to share with us and it’s called Happiness. The video was directed by Daniel DelPurgatorio and it takes Justin Hawkins and the band on a wild journey filled with beaches, mermaids, and even getting swallowed by a big creature all while trying to find love. Hawkins talked about the track saying, “Happiness’ is about seeing only the golden sand and overlooking the broken glass. Hearing the waves crash and filtering out the grotesque cries of mating gulls. Smelling the distant odor of fresh chips and ignoring the stench of nearby dog shit. Happiness is a choice. Choose The Darkness.” Well, that is something I can buy into so check out the video below:

2This week is going to seem like the week of animated music videos here on the blog as we unveil your metal and rock videos of the week today. One of the most legendary southern metal bands out of North Carolina has always been the one and only Corrosion Of Conformity. Since the band returned with Pepper Keenan in 2014 for IX, it was about that time that we would start begging for new music from the guys and in 2018 that is exactly what you are going to get as the band prepares to release No Cross No Crown on January 12TH which is their first album via Nuclear Blast. While we patiently await the arrival of the new album, the band has delivered an early gift for all of their fans by unleashing an animated video for the track Wolf Named Crow. The video was directed by Costin Chioreanu and it’s a trippy journey as we see a wolf and a crow rise to power in separate journeys that are brought together over a toast to their rise to power. Mike Dean talked about the track saying, “Wolf Named Crow’ started with a couple of riffs Pepper was sitting on for a while. We learned those and collectively came up with a bridge on the spot and it fell together naturally. It reminds me of a new take on Wiseblood-era COC and Reed played some very original, yet very Bill Ward inspired fills. It’s easily my favorite track on this record.” Check out the video below:

unnamed-34As you can see above, we are still doing our thing and we now have the Metal Video Of The week for you guys and this is a special one. In 2015, Kreator was able to break the stranglehold that Judas Priest had on the Pedal To The Metal Tournament by winning the whole thing that year and they have been killing it as a band for the last 35 years. Back in January of this year, the band unleashed their monstrous 14TH studio album in Gods Of Violence and have recently announced a US tour planned for spring in 2018 which sees them continuing to sport the album with the help of Sabaton. All of this couldn’t be possible without the continued support of the fans and the band is paying them back with their latest performance based music video for Hail to the Hordes. The video was filmed at a concert the band put on in their hometown of Essen, Germany and it showcases exactly what you are missing or what you will be missing if you do attend one of their shows. Check out the video below and make sure you check out Gods Of Violence. Below the video is the list of tour dates for the North American tour with Sabaton.

North American Tour 2018 with Sabaton

Feb. 8 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Van Buren
Feb. 9 –  Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Wiltern
Feb. 10 – Berkeley, Calif. @  The UC Theater
Feb. 12 – Portland, Ore. @ Wonder Ballroom
Feb. 13 –  Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox
Feb. 14 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ The Vogue Theater
Feb. 16 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Union Hall
Feb. 17 – Calgary, Alberta @ The Palace
Feb. 19 – Boise, Idaho @ Revolution
Feb. 21 – Denver, Colo. @ The Gothic Theater
Feb. 22 – Kansas City, Miss. @ The Truman
Feb. 23 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ The Myth
Feb. 24 – Madison, Wis. @ Orpheum
Feb. 26 –  Grand Rapids, Mich. @ 20 Monroe
Feb. 27 – Chicago, Ill. @ House of Blues
March. 1 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Phoenix
March. 2 – Montreal, Quebec Metropolis
March. 3 – Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues
March. 4 – Huntington, N.Y. @The Paramount Theater
March. 6 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Fillmore
March. 7 – Silver Spring, Md. @ The Fillmore
March. 8 – Raleigh, N.C. @The Ritz
March. 9 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Buckhead Theatre
March. 10 – Tampa, Fla. @ Jannus Landing