Posts Tagged ‘Music Video Of The Week’

underOzzy Osbourne will forever go down as one of the greatest of all time in the rock and heavy metal genre for everything he has contributed to it whether through Black Sabbath or as a solo artist. Back in early November, we debuted the first single Ozzy released in almost ten years with Under The Graveyard, the first single off of Ozzy’s upcoming twelfth album Ordinary Man that was co-written and produced by Andrew Watt who also plays guitar on the album along with Guns N Roses Duff McKagan and Red Hot Chili Peppers Chad Smith. The song itself is very visceral and very telling of dark times in Ozzy’s life and it’s only fitting to capture that for a music video which is what Lords Of Chaos director Jonas Åkerlund did as he developed a mini movie for the track. The video itself takes us all the way back to 1979, a truly dark time in Ozzy’s (played by Jack Kilmer) life when he was booted out of Sabbath and living in LA, but it’s not ultimately a sad tale as their is light at the end of the tunnel. The video also documents how Sharon (played by Jessica Barden) comes to Ozzy’s rescue which ultimately led to them getting married. It truly is an excellent video and a front runner for Music Video Of The Year. So check it out below and look out for the new album due in early 2020.

sep 2This past Friday was a huge week for metal fans as we were treated to so many great things from Slayer releasing The Repentless Killogy Blu Ray, Ozzy Osbourne releasing his first single in ten years in Under The Grave, and King Diamond releasing his first single since 2007 in Masquerade of Madness. Those were not the only things to be joyous about as Brazilian Thrash legends Sepultura just unveiled the music video for their new single Isolation which is coming off their new album Quadra (it means Block in Portuguese) which will be released in 2020. The video is primarily a performance based live concert video that was filmed at one of the festivals they played at, but the most important thing to me is the music itself. Guitarist Andreas Kisser reminds us of why at one time Sepultura was being considered the Brazilian Slayer as he brings the ferocity in his guitar riffs whjich is matched by Paulo Jr.s amazing bass playing and Eloy Casagrande thunderous machine gun like drum playing. I know that there are a lot of people out there that will say it’s not Sepultura because of the fact that Max Cavalera is not there, but this is by far my favorite effort from the group in the post Cavalera era.

sepAndreas spoke to and he explain the title of the album saying, “Quadra, among other meanings, is the Portuguese word for ‘sport court’ that by definition is a limited area of land, with regulatory demarcations, where according to a set of rules the game takes place. We all come from different Quadras. The countries, all nations with their borders and traditions; culture, religions, laws, education and a set of rules where life takes place. Our personalities, what we believe, how we live, how we build societies and relationships, all depends on these set of rules that we grew up with. Concepts of creation, gods, death and ethics. Money, we are enslaved by this concept. Who’s poor and who’s rich, that’s how we measure people and material goods. Regardless of your Quadra, you need money to survive, the prime rule to play this game called life. Hence the coin. The coin is forged with the senator skull, who represents the set of rules and laws we live by; the world map on his head delimiting the borders of all nations, imaginary lines separating people by concepts of race and the sacred.” Be on the look out for the album when it comes out February 7, 2020 via Nuclear Blast Records and check out the video below:

phil-campbell-old-lions-still-roar-altPhil Campbell was the guitarist of Motörhead from 1984 until the death of beloved singer Lemmy Kilmister in 2015. That is 21 years of service in one of the greatest metal bands ever which means that Phil Campbell is royalty to us. With that being said, the former Motörhead guitarist is gearing up to release his first ever solo album titled Old Lions Still Roar which comes out October 25TH via Nuclear Blast Records. The album features quite an impressive group of guest musicians that the guitarist has employed for his first solo effort which shows that the 58 year old is far from slowing down anytime soon. To get us ready for the album he has unleashed a video for the track These Old Boots which features Mick Mars (Motley Crue), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), and Chris Fehn (ex-Slipknot). Musically, the track resembles that hard blues rock sound that we were used to from Motörhead with some amazing vocals from Dee Snider. The video itself is animated and it follows a pair of boots that seem to outrun the law. Phil spoke about the record saying, “I’m really happy to release my first solo album, Old Lions Still Roar, worldwide. I’m also honored to have mega talented guests and friends do their thing. Looking forward to everyone taking a listen!” Check out the video below and make sure you check out the bundles for pre-order here.

Old Lions Still Roar Tracklisting

01. “Rocking Chair” (feat. Leon Stanford)
02. “Straight Up” (feat. Rob Halford)
03. “Faith In Fire” (feat. Ben Ward)
04. “Swing It” (feat. Alice Cooper)
05. “Left For Dead” (feat. Nev MacDonald)
06. “Walk The Talk” (feat. Danko Jones, Nick Oliveri)
07. “These Old Boots” (feat. Dee Snider, Mick Mars + Chris Fehn)
08. “Dancing Dogs (Love Survives)” (feat. Whitfield Crane)
09. “Dead Roses” (feat. Benji Webbe)
10. “Tears From A Glass Eye” (feat. Joe Satriani)

unnamed-7A band that I have enjoyed since the first time I heard their track Monster is the band Starset. Dustin Bates, the lead vocalist of the band in my opinion has always properly described the band’s style as Cinematic Rock and it’s pretty accurate as the music always has more of a fuller sound and very cinematic. After two successful albums, the band is gearing up to release their third record DIVISIONS which comes out September 13TH via Fearless Records. To get you geared up for the release of the album, the band has unleashed a music video for the track MANIFEST that matches the overall theme of most of the band’s music. The music video is fantastic as it launches us into a world where machines have essentially taken over and humanity was lost in the shuffle. You see humans are monitored with what seems to be an implant in their temples and there is a group in the video that is looking to be free of the tyranny of machines, but it’s not easy. It kind of sounds like the world that we already live in, but I like to think it’s not that bad yet. The video is amazing and you should check it out below plus if you want to get some very cool pre-order bundles of the new album you can do so by clicking here. The band is currently on tour as well so check out the tour dates below:


Starset 2019 Tour Dates

Sept. 13 — Cincinnati, Ohio @ Bogart’s
Sept. 15 — Reading, Pa. @ Reverb
Sept. 17 — Silver Spring, Md. @ The Fillmore
Sept. 18 — Norfolk, Va. @ The NorVA
Sept. 20 — Charlotte, N.C. @ The Fillmore
Sept. 22 — Atlanta, Ga. @ Buckhead Theatre
Sept. 24 — Baton Rouge, La. @ Varsity Theatre
Sept. 25 — Houston, Texas @ House of Blues
Sept. 28 — Dallas, Texas @ Canton Hall
Sept. 29 — Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Diamond Ballroom
Oct. 1 — Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Pressroom
Oct. 2 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Regent
Oct. 4 — San Francisco, Calif. @ The Regency Ballroom
Oct. 5 — Sacramento, Calif. @ Ace Of Spades
Oct. 7 — San Diego, Calif. @ House of Blues
Oct. 8 — Ventura, Calif. @ The Majestic Ventura Theater
Oct. 13 — Seattle, Wash. @ Neptune Theatre
Oct. 14 — Boise, Idaho @ Knitting Factory
Oct. 16 — Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Complex
Oct. 17 — Denver, Colo. @ Summit
Oct. 20 — Minneapolis, Minn. @ Varsity Theater
Oct. 21 — Chicago, Ill. @ House of Blues
Oct. 24 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ TLA
Oct. 25 — New York, N.Y. @ The Gramercy Theatre
Oct. 26 — Hartford, Ct. @ The Webster
Oct. 27 — Boston, Mass. @ Paradise Rock Club

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:



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)