Posts Tagged ‘Music Video Of The Week’

One of my favorite bands from the 1990’s was England’s own Bush who stormed on the scene in 1994 with the powerful and edgy alternative rock classic Sixteen Stone. Now we fast forward 25 years later and Bush are back with a new track for the long anticipated next chapter in the amazing Keanu Reeves feature John Wick: Chapter 3: Parabellum entitled Bullet Holes. The band recently hooked up with long time Marilyn Manson collaborator Tyler Bates to help them work on a new album and one of the tracks ended up on the soundtrack and it’s awesome. The track is absolutely amazing as it takes you back to 1994 with a very Sixteen Stone-esque sound. The video for the track itself is a performance based video where Gavin Rossdale shows you that he might be older, but he is in great shape and you combine that with footage from the film itself and you have yourself a video. Tyler Bate spoke about the song saying, “‘Bullet Holes’ is one of four songs Gavin Rossdale and I wrote together for the forthcoming Bush record. At that time, I was working on the score for this film and once Gavin sang the chorus I felt the song would be a perfect compliment to the movie. We sent the track to the director, Chad Stahelski, and he was into it. We are very psyched that this song is now part of the John Wick world.” Check out the video below:

Human_Target_-_Thy_Art_Is_MurderOne of the few bands in the Deathcore scene that is still flying the flag is none other than Sydney, Australia’s own Thy Art Is Murder. The band who now features former Jungle Rot drummer Jesse Beahler just recently announced their upcoming fifth studio album entitled Human Target which was produced by Will Putney (Pig Destroyer, Misery Index) and will be released on July 26TH via Nuclear Blast. To get the fans pumped up for the record, the band released a video for the punishing, but grim look at humanity title track. The video itself is primarily a performance based video, but it does feature some scenes with humans being used as targets and various other surreal imagery. Guitarist Andy Marsh talked about the track saying, “‘Human Target’ was the last song written for the album as I felt we lacked an opening track to set the mood and provide the impact for what was to come. Human organ harvesting had been brought to my attention as a serious matter that wasn’t receiving much coverage (or not enough for me to hear about it) and I thought the issue required more scrutiny and awareness. To distill the metaphors of proletariat subjugation down to the visceral injustice of taking away the engines of life, seemed to be a powerful atmosphere to open the record.” Check out the video below and be sure to pre-order the new album here.

doll skinWhen I first came across this rock band from Scottsdale, Arizona, their name is what intrigued me to look because there is something interesting about the name Doll Skin. The all female led band made up of Sydney Dolezal (Lead Vocals/Rhythm Guitar), Alex Snowden (Lead Guitar), Nicole Rich (Bass), and Meghan Herring (Drums) met at a School Of Rock in Scottsdale and have been making a name for themselves ever since. The group has drawn comparisons to the likes of legends like The Runaways, The Go-Go’s, and The Donnas, but they are definitely trying to carve their own name with Hopeless Records by their side as they get ready to release Love Is Dead And We Killed Her on June 28TH of this year and to keep you occupied the group has a music video for their track Mark My Words. The video is mainly a performance based video, but some of the other scenes will excite anyone who was a fan of the film The Craft or even the Netflix series The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina with it’s witchcraft references. The group talked about the album overall saying, “This album was written about traumatic or extraordinary events that have impacted us as humans and wanted to share those emotions with people who can relate. We want to be vocal for those who may feel like they don’t have a voice. Lots of these songs tackled issues that upset us and we want to put out a message that we feel matters and to have a point behind all of our songs.” You can pre-order the album here, but check out the video below for one of the most exciting groups of 2019.

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: