Archive for the ‘Music Video Of The Week’ Category

Recently, Ghost revealed a couple of things to all of their fans with one being that they had chosen their next frontman and it wasn’t going to be in the Emeritus lineage, but a man named Cardinal Copia. Then they announced the title to their fourth studio album in Prequelle and that it was being released on June 1, 2018 via Loma Vista once again. The band then went on to announce a lead single in Rats and that they had a music video ready for the track and we have it for you as this week’s Music Video Of The Week. The video for the track is primarily a performance based video with the very charismatic new man in charge dancing around like it was a evil musical. They are in a world that looks like it has been plagued by rats to the point of an apocalyptic look. My only problem though and I wanted to talk about it is Cardinal’s mask. All of the other masks were great because at times you couldn’t tell unless you looked up close that Tobias Forge was wearing a mask. This one is a little too obvious for me as his lips barely move when he sings. The track itself is amazing and I feel they steal a page from Ozzy as far as song structure and the way it feels. I’ll get over the mask issue because  love the music these guys put out. Check out the video below:


One of the biggest questions moving forward for Linkin Park fans everywhere was what was next? There seemed to be a dark cloud that hovered over the future of it’s remaining band members, but just don’t tell Mike Shinoda that. The Linkin Park/Fort Minor vocalist has been hard at work on a brand new solo album that was frankly born from the death of Chester Bennington. In fact, his first solo album is titled Post Traumatic and it’s going to hit the streets on June 15TH. He has also released a music video for the track Crossing The Line and we have it for you here as this week’s Rock Video Of The Week. Apparently, Miek invited fans to meet him at the old Tower Records parking lot on the Sunset Strip and that was the basis of the video as he spoke to the fans. It also shows him driving around Los Angeles as he speaks to various people. The song itself is a very synth rock like track that features some unique vocals. Shinoda spoke about the album saying, “I had been writing these songs and they were both helping me navigate both emotionally and logically. There wasn’t going to be any clear answers. We’re just going to have to wait and see and go with the flow. It’s a journey out of grief and darkness, not into grief and darkness. If people have been through something similar, I hope they feel less alone. If they haven’t been through this, I hope they feel grateful.” You can pre-order his new album right on his website here and check out the video below:

61_AT3_MAk0j_L_SS500For a very long time, there is nothing any fan of 80’s metal has wanted more than a classic Dokken line up reunion. In 2010, fans of the band thought that they were going to get the reunion when Don Dokken and George Lynch appeared on an episode of VH1’s That Metal Show, but of course it never happened. Hell, Guns N Roses reunited with Slash and Duff before they ever did a reunion. Then it came true very briefly at the end of September and October of 2016 when the band reunited for shows in Japan. In that process, the band managed to record some tracks. In an interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, George Lynch talked about the track It’s Just Another Day saying, “Don came in and sang it in a very quick session — it was a couple of hours. He had most of the lyrics in his head and he didn’t even write them down. Most of the melodies were kind of prepared, but it just kind of flowed, and we just bounced off of one another and it happened very quickly. I threw the harmonies on and we were done. It was that quick.”

dokkenThe track was recorded and would be included in an upcoming live album release entitled Return To The East Live which will be released on April 20TH. The band made a video for the track that they shot this past January and it’s fun to see. The video starts off right away at a photo shoot where Mick Brown can be heard joking about the fact that Dokken was making a music video. It then launches right into the video which is primarily a performance based video with some flashback scenes into the band’s past. The track has everything you would want from a Dokken song with some kick ass guitar playing from Lynch and the harmonies from Dokken and Co. Jeff Pilson who also served as producer of the live album and the recording had this to say, “I wanted to end up with the best raw energy that we could. When you take a band that hasn’t played together in 20 years, you’re not going to get one of those tight performances that a band has been on the road for a while has. I mean, when I do Foreigner projects, we’ve been playing together a long time and it’s really tight and every little detail is pretty much worked out. There’s a lot of spontaneity in Foreigner as well, but because the basic skeleton of it is so tight, it falls together very easily.” To pre-order the album, you can do so by clicking here for CD, Vinyl, and Digital options. Check out the video below:

unnamed-3I am probably going against popular belief here as to what genre Australian band Parkway Drive falls into, but I consider them a metal band. They started off in the metalcore genre and have sneaked in heavy metal styled riffs and I have just the song to prove it. The band is getting ready to release their sixth studio album in The Reverence which will be out May 4TH via Epitaph and it;s the band’s first album since 2015’s Ire. To get the fans pumped up and ready for the release, they have unleashed the first single and music video for the album in the track The Void. It is here that you can hear all the elements of Heavy Metal that are drenched into this track which has an interesting take on performance based videos. The band is performing in different rooms in what we can only think is a bomb shelter or just a house where they are trying to get away from what is on the outside. The track and video kick total ass and Parkway Drive may be the band to fill the void in heavy metal that we need right now. If you want, you can pre-order the album with some cool packages right here, but for now check out the video below:

image003One of my all time favorite bands to come out of the Nu-Metal era besides Korn has always been Sevendust. Sevendust is a band that can be truly called road warriors and survivors and I say that because they have survived personal turmoils and the changing of music scenes. I also say those words because the band is gearing up to release their 12TH studio album All I See Is War which comes out May 11TH via Rise Records. That is quite an impressive feat especially considering the way things go in the rock scene, but fans should get excited about the release because Sevendust delivers so far. It’s the band’s first album since their highest charted album in the band’s history in 2015’s Kill The Flaw. The band has unleashed the first single off the album entitled Dirty and to accompany it they also filmed a music video for the track. The video is primarily a performance based video, but it’s really the music that we are paying attention to. The song is impressive and Lajon Witherspoon shines on this song that just bumps as soon as the opening chords hit your speakers. The track is exactly what you would expect and want from this dynamic five piece as they charge into the future. You can pre-order the new album here and check out the video below:

There have been countless bands that have copied the formula that AC/DC has thrown down since day one. Many of those bands are barely still around, but there is one band that wants to defy the odds and they have a vocalist that just may help them succeed. While, I love everything that Brian Johnson brought to the band, it was Bon Scott that will always remain the standard for dirty old fashioned, kick in the nuts, rock and roll.The material that he produced with AC/DC is often duplicated, but never imitated. Then there is this band from Kelowna, British Columbia known as The Wild!, who if you close your eyes, you swear to whoever you believe in that it’s Bon on the microphone. It is so uncanny that I am instantly digging what these guys are putting out. Dylan Villain is the man that animates this band to life and it’s evident in our Rock Video Of The Week for the track Best In The West. The video is primarily a performance based video that showcases the chaos that ensues on stage and the just the fun these guys off the stage. Check out the video below:

EonianIt has been seven long years since we last heard anything new from Symphonic Black Metal kings Dimmu Borgir. In fact the last album was 2010’s Abrahadabra and I think it’s time for something new. The band agreed and they are slated to release their tenth album Eonian on May 4TH via Nuclear Blast Records.  To get all of their fans back into the game, the band has unleashed a music video today for all of you to check out in the new track Interdimensional Summit which is also being released as a 7 inch vinyl in April. The video is primarily a performance based video that showcases the mystique behind the band. The track itself is a masterpiece that showcases everything you would expect from the band in excellent keyboard playing giving it that symphonic feel along with the blast beats and shredding guitars. One thing they also do in the track is they also flex their metal muscle around the 1:50-2:00 minute mark. The song showcases the natural evolution that they are going through and I am excited to hear the record. If you would like to pre-order the album, you can do so by clicking here.