Archive for the ‘Music Video Of The Week’ Category

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:

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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:

reddragoncartelpatinacdnewOne of my all time favorite guitar players from the 1980’s has always been Ozzy’s second guitarist and former Badlands guitarist Jake E Lee. For a very long time, Jake had been away from the spotlight while many wondered if they would ever see the guitar great ever again. Those questions were answered when Jake formed his new band Red Dragon Cartel and released the band’s self titled first album in 2014. What followed is rather unfortunate for Jake as the band has been a carousel of members, but he is back with a brand new album entitled Patina and some new members in former Skid Row/Saigon Kick drummer Phil Varrone, former Lynch Mob bassist Anthony Esposito, and the return of singer Darren James Smith. Now the band has a brand new video for the track Bitter and it’s a pretty cool video featuring the band in the bar rocking out to the song with the patrons of the bar. The music has a more bluesy rock feel than the previous release and Jake says that’s because, “The first album was more of a piecemeal production with some of the song ideas being 10 years old and never having more than one player in the room at any time. I wanted to do this one from scratch with all the songs originating and worked on with everyone in the room, on their instruments. It felt much more organic, like the way I used to do it for the first 20 years of my career — more honest to my roots.” Check out the video below and check out the record which is out now!

 

black frost“Finding the right niche, finding your own place, appreciation and identity can be a rather tedious undertaking especially if you are “just” a German doomy death metal band, and strive for sticking out of a never-ending stream of new bands that usually are as quickly formed as they vanish.” That is a quote from Melodic Death/Doom Metal band Nailed To Obscurity‘s website and it is so true. The band which got their start in 2005 has been hard at work trying to carve their very own niche and I think they have done well in accomplishing that. Now, the band is gearing up to release their fourth studio album, a follow up to 2017’s King Delusion, and the band’s very first release via Nuclear Blast Records in Black Frost which is due out January 11, 2019. To get fans ready for the release, the band has unleashed a music video for the title track and singer Raimund Ennenga describes the track saying, “While we try to route our sanity through daily grind and to skip facing our fears, our darkest emotions are able to create a burden in secrecy – they are able to cause our mind to capsize. We tried to capture this atmosphere in the lyrics and the music of our song ‘Black Frost’. A sinister maelstrom.” The music video is primarily a performance based video and you need to check it out below. You can also pre-order the album by clicking here.

SevendustAlliseeiswarOne of my favorite bands to emerge from the Nu-Metal scene was always the very talented Sevendust who have been soldiering on the scene as road warriors since 1994. 12 studio albums later and the band continues to persevere with a tour announced in 2019 in support of their latest effort All I See Is War. After having already released a single earlier in the year in the track Dirty, the band has now unleashed their latest in music video form for the track Unforgiven and its this week’s Rock Video Of The Week. The band talked about the video saying the concept of it was, “the world is rebuilding and the youth will be the ones to keep mankind going long after the adults are no longer around.” Lajon commented on the experience of working on the video with director Scott Hansen saying, “The ‘Unforgiven’ video was a great experience for me. I loved working with everyone on that shoot. It was like being in a movie for real and I hope we can do something like that again.” Lajon was one of the most sincere individuals I ever had the pleasure of interviewing and it shows when he talks about the band celebrating 25 years together next year saying, “I feel very blessed and fortunate, I could never take this for granted, to still be relevant in the music business. I don’t say fans, I say our family. They’re the reason we’re still here. We have a job to do.” Check out the video below: