Archive for the ‘Music Video Of The Week’ Category

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.

“When we were on tour in São Paulo in 2016, we filmed the ‘Conquer or Die’ video. We were so impressed with Brazilian award-winning director Leo Liberti, that we had him do the ‘Lying in State’ video as well. We had several friends and fans of the band, as well as the production crew, play roles in the video. Huge thanks goes to [Megadeth lead guitarist] Kiko Loureiro for introducing us to Leo. I especially like how bad ass Vic was with the sword. Who knew?” That is what Dave Mustaine said about the band’s latest music video to come off of Dystopia when he spoke to Rolling Stone Magazine. The band is celebrating 35 years in the business this year and this video marks the first of probably many that will give a nod to the old days as we also see Vic Rattlehead be a total bad ass. With his Katana sword in hand with the words Rust In Peace etched in the sword, the mascot gets himself some revenge. Megadeth has definitely stepped up their music video game once again with this video and this is a definite must watch. Check it out below and be sure to check out Megadeth on tour as well.

monster mIt’s a pretty ballsy move in the industry to name a song that will not only be the album title, but the lead single when it’s called Mindf**ker. That is exactly what legendary stoner/sludge rock band Monster Magnet has done with their upcoming tenth studio album which is due out March 23RD via Napalm Records. I give the band a lot of credit for doing it because it’s all about the music anyways and Monster Magnet has always brought the goods. Vocalist/guitarist Dave Wyndorf talked about the album to Decibel Magazine saying, “I just thought I wanna do something we could play live. Theoretically, we could play like 90 percent of this record live and it would work as a set. That was the angle on this: If I was a new band and nobody had ever heard of us before and nobody heard a record, what would be the best way to kick somebody in the ass right off the bat? What would a cool set be? So most of this record was written like that. I didn’t even know what the lyrics would be about except it’s fucking rocking music, so I figured it would be ‘Hey, maybe this is a good time record. Yeah, it’s one of those good time records. Rock, rock, rock!’ Why not? We haven’t done it in a while.” The video itself is mainly a performance based video with trippy backgrounds and what not that remind you of 70’s music videos. Check it out below:

Tribulation-Down-BelowEvery once in a while, it takes me a little time to discover new music and thanks to a playlist on Spotify, I discovered Swedish metallers Tribulation. The band is sort of a hybrid metal band as they mix elements of Death Metal with more traditional heavy metal, goth rock, and even psychedelic rock as well. In short, this is a very kick ass band that if you have not heard yet, you need to start getting to know them because they are about to release their fourth studio album Down Below on January 26TH via Century Media. The band unleashed a music video for the track The Lament last month and we have it for you here as this week’s Metal Video Of The Week. The video balances itself from being a part performance based to actually telling a story as well. Tribulation talked about the video saying, “We always plant strange seeds, seeds that when fully grown and ripened have taken their own often unexpected twists and turns. When working with this video we got to share that process with someone else who is also planting strange seeds. Director and producer Robert Piel approached us and wanted to make a collaboration, which was something that we gladly accepted after seeing his previous work and after seeing how well we got along and how our cinematic references really overlapped. It’s rare that you find people who have that creative spark that lacks in most of us and the discipline to fully get the job done. Robert and his entire crew had that! They all put a lot of effort and work into this and we all gladly endured the long and cold German nights. We hope you all enjoy our artistic amalgamation!” Check out the video below and follow this link to pre-order the album and to get your hands on the Lady Death EP on vinyl as well.

coverOne of the hardest deaths to deal with in the last two years or so was the passing of the great Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead. It signified the true end of an era in the rock and metal world as one of it’s most prolific and battle tested veterans had passed away. The question moving forward from that was what were the remaining members of Motorhead going to do and we have an answer for at least one of them. Phil Campbell who was Motorhead’s guitarist from 1984 all the way to 2015 started a band with his kids and vocalist Neil Starr called Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons. The band is preparing to release their first album together entitled The Age Of Absurdity which will hit the shelves on January 26TH via Nuclear Blast. To hold fans over until then, the band has unleashed the performance based video for Welcome To Hell and fans will not be disappointed. The track is fierce and you can definitely hear the Motorhead influence in the track, but this is more guitar driven than Motorhead was. Starr talked about the album saying, “Writing and recording this album was a lot of fun. We got to record at Rockfield studios where so many great artists had been over the years, it really was inspirational. Hearing the blistering riffs that the Campbell family seem to churn out effortlessly made me ensure I pushed myself to the limits when writing the melodies and lyrics. It’s an album that I, and the rest of the band, are very proud of and can’t wait to share it with the world!” Check out the video below:

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