Archive for the ‘Music Video Of The Week’ Category

lemmyOne of the most legendary women singers in the metal genre has always been the very cool and sweet Doro Pesch who at one time was the frontwoman for the band Warlock before going solo. The metal queen has been tearing up the scene since 1982 and it doesn’t look like she’s ready to stop anytime soon. With her new album Forever Warriors, Forever United coming out on August 18TH via Nuclear Blast, Doro was kind enough to share a brand new music video with all of us which is also this week’s Metal Video Of The Week in the track All For Metal. The video is primarily a performance based video which shows clips on stage and the craziness of the crowds in Europe as well as some special guest appearances from peers like Chuck Billy of Testament, Amon Amarth, Zakk Wylde, and many more of her peers as well. One of the cool shots that you get to see in the video is Doro partying with fans near the Lemmy statue because I am very sure that if Lemmy Kilmister was still alive he would have been in the video. Check out the video below and be sure to check out the record and these awesome pre-order packages right here.

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Afd_locked_n_loadedIt has been quite some time since we last did a rock video of the week and there is a video that I have buzzing about lately from one of the best pure hard rock bands to come out of the 80’s. On June 29, 2018, Guns N’ Roses is going to be releasing one hell of a box set to commemorate one of the greatest debuts of all time in Appetite For Destruction with the Lock N Loaded edition. Here is what is included in the box set according to wikipedia, “The box set will include 73 songs on four CDs (49 of which were previously unreleased) and seven 12-inch 180-gram LP’s. It will include remastered versions of the album, Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide, an EP of b-sides, 25 recordings from the group’s 1986 Sound City Studios sessions, and two previously unreleased tracks from the group’s sessions with Mike Clink. All of the songs from the G N’ R Lies album will also be included, with the exception of “One in a Million”. In addition to the music, the set will include a 96 page book with unreleased photos from Rose’s personal archive, 12 lithographs visualizing each song on the album, and assorted replica memorabilia.”

gnrThe real thing that I am buzzing about is the band has released a never before seen music video for one of it’s classic tracks. According to the video, the video for It’s So Easy was worked on, but it was never finished hence why it’s unreleased. The video for the track starts off with Axl talking to the crowd at the world famous Cathouse that was once owned by Riki Rachtman and he tells them about how they were given money to make a video for MTV to try and help sell more records. He then tells them that he wants to make the video on GNR wants to see and then the chaos and excess begins. The video itself is primarily a performance based video with some extra shenanigans thrown in there to show you how decadent the 80’s really were. There is just something so amazing about seeing the original lineup in this video. There is something magical and electrifying that you wish you could see once again and you know these guys had it. Check out the video below and be sure to pick up the box set.

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: