Archive for the ‘Music Video Of The Week’ Category

While Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers play The Sinclair tonight (April 21ST) in Boston, MA, there is a city that is not going to be enjoy Laura’s new infectious anthemic Punk like track and video for I Hate Chicago. Hopefully Chicago has a sense of humor because it comes from a good place. The track comes off Laura’s (Against Me!) debut solo album Bought To Rot and the music video for the track is equally interesting as they parody the classic early 90’s comedy Wayne’s World which was based out of Chicago. In the video, it’s known as Jane’s World and the characters Laura and Jane are played by Abby Pierce and Christine Vrem-Ydstie respectfully and it’s hilarious as they nail the parody to a T as they remind me of how much I miss the real duo. They include everything in their from the Bohemian Rhapsody car ride scene to the famous No Stairway To Heaven Allowed scene. Check out the video below and make sure you check out Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers.

john 5Music videos used to be a way for artists to tell a story using their music that audiences would gravitate towards and there are so many possibilities with music as far as creativity. Unfortunately, we live in a world where MTV doesn’t really care if a band produces a video or not because they are too entrenched in the reality series business. Nonetheless, I was super excited to see today’s rock video of the week which comes to us from Rob Zombie axe man John 5. John 5 and The Creatures are gearing up to release their latest album Invasion and the band has unleashed the video for I Am John 5 which is the sequel to their last video Zoinks!. Both of the music videos were animated, written and directed by Disney animator Brett Boggs and it features legendary child actor Butch Patrick (Eddie Munster) who plays a mad scientist. In the video he wants revenge so he kidnaps John 5 and turns him into a giant robot who sets out to destroy Hollywood. The video is bad ass and you can see John 5 and The Creatures on the road as we speak. Check out the video below:

okkultistThe first time I discovered Okkultist, a death metal band from Lisbon, Portugal was through Facebook when they were a suggested band believe it or not. I must have been searching for some band or it’s the fact that Facebook knows I get excited when bands from Portugal spring up on my radar. Okkultist fronted by the wicked and mesmerizing vocals of Beatriz Mariano are set to take on the world through their label Alma Mater Records which is Moonspell frontman Fernando Riberio new label and through the release of their upcoming record Reinventing Evil. The album has nine tracks which includes todays Metal Video Of The Week Sign Of The Reaper as well as a cover of Bathory’s Satan my Master. As for the video, it’s a performance based video that is just visually stunning from beginning to end with Beatriz’s colorless eyes and her bloody crown of thorns while it bounces back and forth with the band playing to a black backdrop and very dim lighting. The track is punishing, in your face, unrelenting while they also showcase some of their metal influences in the song as well. This is definitely a band that you want to check out so keep them on your radar. The album is available for pre-order here and you can check out the video below as well as the track listing and album artwork below:

 

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Reinventing Evil Tracklisting:

1. Reinventing Evil
2. Back From The Dead
3. Sniff The Blood
4. Sign Of The Reaper
5. I Am The Beast
6. Grave Digger
7. Plasmodium Nocturnus
8. Rise And Reign
9. Satan My Master (Bathory Cover)

imonolithHaven’t you ever wondered what happens to certain band members of a band when it’s leader and patriarch declares the project is on hiatus? Well, the answer is simple and that is they form their own band to keep themselves busy and to keep the creative juices flowing. That is exactly what Ryan ‘RVP’ Van Poederooyen and Brian Waddell of The Devin Townsend Project decided to do when their leader claimed the project would be on hiatus. They decided to start a new band called Imonolith which is rounded out by Jon Howard (Threat Signal), Kai Huppunen (Methods Of Mayhem, Noise Therapy), and Byron Stroud (Strapping Young Lad, Fear Factory). They’re a heavy metal band with a little bit of hard rock thrown in there to create a unique blend of kick ass music. The band unleashed their first single and video for the track Hollow which RVP says, “is a song about the personal battles we all can face internally. Social pressures and self expectation can drive you to a point of feeling hollow inside if you don’t meet specific standards in your mind. The song itself actually has a positive message built into it. It’s not about feeling hollow, it’s more about preventing that hollow feeling that any one of us can develop through negative thinking and limited beliefs.” The band has not released any details as of yet on when their first record will be released, but definitely stay tuned for more when it comes. Check out the video below:

frank-carter-and-the-rattlesnaked-end-of-sufferingSome of you may be wondering just who is Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes? Frank is the former lead singer of English hardcore bands like Gallows and rock band Pure Love. In 2015, Frank Carter formed this band in 2015 and released the EP Rotten in the same year. Now two full albums later and they are gearing up to release their third record End Of Suffering via International Death Cult on May 3RD. So for this week’s Rock video of the week, we are presenting to you the band’s first single for Crowbar which the band also produced a video for that was directed by Ross Cairns who has directed videos for Queens Of The Stone Age and Biff Cylro. While the track contains some unbelievable energy to it, the video follows suit in this mainly performance based video that takes place inside of a house of some sorts with people in jumpsuits gathering around the various members who are all in different rooms. As I said, the album comes out May 3RD, but you can definitely pre-order the album that also features an appearance from Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine. Check out the pre-order here and check out the tracklisting below the video:

End Of Suffering Tracklisting:

1. “Why a Butterfly Can’t Love a Spider”
2. “Tyrant Lizard King” (featuring Tom Morello)
3. “Heartbreaker”
4. “Crowbar”
5. “Love Games”
6. “Anxiety”
7. “Angel Wings”
8. “Supervillain”
9. “Latex Dreams”
10. “Kitty Sucker”
11. “Little Devil”
12. “End Of Suffering”

hexedEveryone’s favorite Finnish extreme metal band Children Of Bodom is back and they have new music for all of us. The band is gearing up to release their latest album Hexed which has a lot of fans wondering what the album is going to sound like. Well, the band’s latest single Under Grass And Clover should the indicator of things to come when the album is finally released on March 8TH via Nuclear Blast. Frontman/Guitarist Alexi Laiho talked about the track saying, “‘Under Grass and Clover’ is the sound of CoB on fire and has been my favorite song since it was written. It’s fast, melodic, heavy and dark but also short and sweet. Someone told me that it’s kinda like old school Dimmu Borgir and AWK and that’s pretty damn cool in my books so we must’ve done something right.” The track is pretty amazing as the band flexes their technical skills and they showcase it in this week’s Metal Video Of The Week. The video is mainly performances based and it looks like the band is just having fun. Check out the video below and if you’d like to Pre-order the album, you can do so here.

deadlandAre supergroups still a thing in music? Don’t tell Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N Roses/Velvet Revolver), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol/Ex-Vince Neil), Franky Perez (Apocalyptica), and Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath) that as this dynamic and fearsome foursome introduced us to their new project Deadland Ritual which was named by Sorum himself. How did this project come together you ask? The project was started by Sorum who was looking to work with some cats, “Steve and Franky were the first guys I called. We knew we wanted to create a heavier rock sound, but when I contacted Geezer and he agreed to play, I knew this could be a great band.” Steve Stevens talked about the first time he got to work with Butler saying, “There’s a lot of times in the studio as a guitar player, you get a guitar sound and you’re trying to make it work, tweaking it. There was none of that bullshit. It just fit against his bass sound and it was really exciting to me. I get to hear my guitar against a bass guitarist that I’ve idolized forever.” The band to get fans excited released a music video for the track Down In Flames which is this week’s Rock Video Of The Week and it’s a pretty cool performance based video of the guys in the studio. The band plans on playing some gigs in 2019 as they have two festival gigs lined up and they also plan on releasing an LP as well in the future. Check out the video below: