Posts Tagged ‘video’

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:

sleepkillersWhile Slipknot may have debuted some new music the other day that excited fans, there is a new band on the horizon that is looking to get fans excited for this supergroup of sorts. For fans of Limp Bizkit, we have been promised new music from the band for a while and nothing has come of it. Well bassist Sam Rivers has decided to take some time away from Bizkit to write and record new music with a new band called Sleepkillers with Puddle Of Mudd/Burn Season vocalist Damien Starkey. The two spent a year together writing music without a label so that they could perfect their sound without any pressure from a label and that is their band Sleepkillers which is rounded out by Saliva drummer Bobby Amaru and Puddle Of Mudd guitarist Adam Latiff. The band has unveiled a music video for the track Dirty Foot and here is Sam explaining why they chose the song, “We picked ‘Dirty Foot’ as our first single because we feel like it’s the track that embodies our sound the most on the album. It’s got the melodic vocals mixed with all the heaviness and that’s really definitive to what our sound is — a tug of war between the two most powerful things in this world, love and hate.” The video is pretty bad ass as a vigilante is looking for revenge as he battles multiple thugs throughout the video. Check out below, look for the album in January, and tour plans to follow!

all out lifeHalloween is like Christmas for Metal and horror fans all over the world because it’s the one day that we get to celebrate all the things we love about all things that go bump in the night. Slipknot definitely acted like Jack Skellington delivering us a present that we will never forget. For a couple of weeks, we have been told that new Slipknot music is on the horizon for 2019 and that it promised to be heavy like an Iowa kind of heavy which got fans excited for the music. Well on Halloween, Slipknot delivered the track All Out Life on the radio and then followed that up by releasing the music video for the track that was directed by M. Shawn Crahan (Clown). So, we decided that it was only fitting to name this the Metal Video Of The Week this week. I can tell you one thing about the music and that it definitely delivers on the heavy scale, but it does it by taking the best elements of Iowa and mixing it with the best elements of Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses) and that is exactly what you get with this track. It’s the band’s first piece of music since 2014’s .5: The Gray Chapter and this has definitely been well worth the wait.

all out lCorey Taylor spoke about the meaning behind the lyrics to the track saying, “Everybody talks about toxic masculinity and toxic fandom these days. For me, it’s more about this toxic idea that unless something came out 10 minutes ago, it’s not any good, and that bothers me.It’s like, I love new music, but at the same time, don’t turn your back on the music that’s been. Don’t turn your back on the people that worked to make a platform for you to have a platform in the first place, so for me, it’s really about … It’s a rallying cry for everyone. It’s about all of us getting together and saying, “You know what. Let’s not talk about old. Let’s not talk about new. Let’s talk about what is. Let’s talk about what’s good, what’s real, and get behind that and start embracing things that matter because there’s history there and not just because it’s the next best thing.” The music video follows the intensity of the track with a bus full of masked people all wearing the same mask as they mosh and destroy everything in their path in an abandoned hangar that sees them getting soaked with blood like substance. Crahan commented as well saying, “Right now is a very exciting time for Slipknot. We’ve been working on new music for the last two years, and ‘All Out Life,’ the song and the video, is just one of many concepts in the works. It’s a fitting taste to get you to the next thing. Get ready for what’s to come. We challenge you to ‘All Out Life.'” Check out the video below:

monster mIt’s a pretty ballsy move in the industry to name a song that will not only be the album title, but the lead single when it’s called Mindf**ker. That is exactly what legendary stoner/sludge rock band Monster Magnet has done with their upcoming tenth studio album which is due out March 23RD via Napalm Records. I give the band a lot of credit for doing it because it’s all about the music anyways and Monster Magnet has always brought the goods. Vocalist/guitarist Dave Wyndorf talked about the album to Decibel Magazine saying, “I just thought I wanna do something we could play live. Theoretically, we could play like 90 percent of this record live and it would work as a set. That was the angle on this: If I was a new band and nobody had ever heard of us before and nobody heard a record, what would be the best way to kick somebody in the ass right off the bat? What would a cool set be? So most of this record was written like that. I didn’t even know what the lyrics would be about except it’s fucking rocking music, so I figured it would be ‘Hey, maybe this is a good time record. Yeah, it’s one of those good time records. Rock, rock, rock!’ Why not? We haven’t done it in a while.” The video itself is mainly a performance based video with trippy backgrounds and what not that remind you of 70’s music videos. Check it out below:

MINISTRY-AMERIKKKANT-ALBUM-COVER_lo_1I am not much of a political commentator as I try to stay away from that topic, but one thing is for sure and that is I am not afraid to report on it. Ministry is one of those bands that has never shied away from dabbing in politics and you can see that in their catalog or even their upcoming release AmeriKKKant which is slated for release on March 8, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. In fact the video that the band has delivered to us to keep us occupied until the actual release in Antifa is evidence enough that they dabble a bit. When talking about the overall gist of the album singer and mastermind Al Jourgensen says, “This album, AmeriKKKant, will provide FEMA-type relief for the devastation ‘Hurricane Cheeto’ has brought upon us.” For those of you that don’t get it, hurricane cheeto is a reference to Donald Trump. The video itself is definitely politically charged as it features riot footage as well as footage of the band in ski masks. The video is as bad ass as the sound of the track itself and I cannot wait to hear the rest of the album. The band is going on tour in March to coincide with the release of the record and you can check out the tour dates below the video. If you’d like to pre-order the album, you can do so by going here. Check out the video below:

AmeriKKKant Tour Dates W/Chelsea Wolfe:

March 22 – Anaheim, Calif. @ House of Blues
March 23 – Ventura, Calif. @ Ventura Theatre
March 24 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Brooklyn Bowl
March 26 – Sacramento, Calif. @ Ace of Spades
March 28 – Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Theatre
March 29 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ Vogue Theatre
March 31 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Union Hall
April 1 – Calgary, Alberta @ Palace Theatre
April 3 – Missoula, Mont. @ Wilma Theatre
April 5 – Lincoln, Nebr. @ Boubon Theatre
April 7 – Chicago, Ill. @ Riviera Theatre
April 8 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Turner Hall Ballroom
April 10 – Cincinnati, Ohio @ Bogart’s
April 11 – Grand Rapids, Mich. @ 20 Monroe Live
April 12 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ Egyptian Room
April 14 – Toronto, Ontario @ Opera House
April 15 – Montreal, Quebec @ MTelus
April 17 – Boston, Mass. @ Royale
April 18 – Portland, Maine @ Aura
April 19 – Huntington, N.Y. @ Paramount Theatre
April 21 – Montclair, N.J. @ Wellmont Theatre
April 22 – Buffalo, N.Y. @ Town Ballroom
April 23 – Baltimore, Md. @ Rams Head Live
April 25 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Center Stage
April 26 – Orlando, Fla. @ Hard Rock Live
April 28 – Austin, Tex. @ Levitation Festival

220px-Alice_Cooper_ParanormalSometimes choosing the very next Rock video of the week can be as easy as 1-2-3, but then there are those times when it’s not. This week’s choice for rock video of thew week was not one of those difficult situations because it’s from the original king of shock rock Alice Cooper. After releasing his 27TH studio album Paranormal back in July of 2017, he has been supporting the record and just to let you know it’s one of the first records in a very long time to feature former Alice Cooper Band members like Dennis Dunaway as well as other special guests. Well to keep us entertained through the holidays, Alice has just released a video for the track The Sound Of A and we have it for you right here. The track was originally written by Alice before he even joined the band in 1967. It had been lost in the netherworld until Dennis brought the track to Alice’s attention and that is how it ended up on the record. The video is as eerie as the track as you see different people as they don the iconic make up of Alice Cooper throughout the video. Check out the video below and be on the lookout for the vinly 10″ release of the track in February.

Myles-Kennedy-Year-of-the-TigerWhether he is performing with Mayfield Four, Slash or Alter Bridge, there is no denying the talent that Myles Kennedy possess. He is definitely one of today’s best voices in the rock genre and now he is about to take a huge step towards the future as he gets ready to release his first solo album Year Of The Tiger which is due out March 8TH via Napalm Records. Myles has been kind enough to release a music video to hold us over until then for the title track. The video itself is very reflective on the past while also looking at the present. The video contains clips of Kennedy from the past while showing clips of a child who breaks off from his father to learn and play the guitar in order to go down the same journey as Kennedy. The song itself is amazing as Kennedy shows us a little more of his influences with some acoustic vibes and some banjo thrown in there for fun. If you would to pre-order a physical copy of the record, you can do so by clicking here. I am a huge vinyl collector and there is some pretty cool vinyl options available. Otherwise, check out the video below: