Ooh, this is turning out to be a good and busy week…
Testament – “The Pale King”
Legendary bay area thrash metal giants Testament released their eleventh album, Brotherhood Of The Snake, this past Friday via Nuclear Blast. They’ve followed it up with a music video for the brand new song “The Pale King”. The hi-tech clip was directed, shot and edited by Tommy Jones (Slayer, Death Angel, Kataklysm) for Videohammer Studios. Says guitarist Eric Peterson:
Secret societies, unknown other worlds, and superstitions mark this our 13th music video. We wanted to do a band performance video with abstract ancient alien visuals, which we are set in. I think it’s easily one of our best so far, and it was a lot of fun to make and work with Nuclear Bast recently newcomer Tommy Jones! Hails!
Dope – “1999”
Dope just released a lyric video for their track “1999” from their new album Blood Money, Part 1 which came out on October 28th. Enjoy the gory visuals in this lyric video and grab the album over on Amazon: download / CD / vinyl (these links support our site)
Boss Keloid – “Axis Of Green”
UK psychedelic sludge colossus Boss Keloidhave have released the new video for their earthquakingly rumbling track “Axis of Green”. The track is taken from their critically acclaimed sophomore album Herb Your Enthusiasm which was released in April via BlackBow Records. Guitarist Paul Swarbrick commented:
“Axis Of Green” is about having the conviction, drive and passion to fulfil personal aspirations in life. Living life, being proud and building on your achievements with the support of those close to you.
The footage was filmed at this year’s Riff Fest at The Alma in Bolton by Ash Gollings. Our very own drumming nugget Stephen Arands produced and edited the video.
Gang – “Dead”
Set to begin their tour with Wand this November 4th, Brighton’s Gang immortalise their forthcoming single “Dead” in a wonderfully macabre new music video, due for release on 7” vinyl this November 25th via Ra-Ra Rok Records.
Birthed out of an anxiety-riddled epiphany as way of coming to terms with the insurmountable notion of mortality, “Dead”‘s visuals, produced by Dog Brain Videos, dive deeper into these grave themes as the band meet a gruesome end on a road trip gone wrong. Yemrot Cire explains:
Joseph Philip Hunt, James Brian Marshall Tormey and Eric Niall Tormey – members of the pop band Gang – have been found dead inside a rural, disused church near the village of Kingsdown in Kent. Cause of death has yet to be determined. There were no signs of physical trauma on the corpses, nor any chemical imbalance in their systems denoting a poisoning of any kind. Upon discovery it was noted that all hair had been removed from one of their bodies. The members of the band seem to have died without cause or explanation.
The story became even more bizarre when it was revealed that, carved into the door of the village church was this message: “Gang are dead, left lifeless in this temple of lies. They are not us, nor are we they. We are nameless, but you will call us Doppelgang; sent here to occupy their existence, hijack their legacy, and reveal the true nature of things. Humanity pales in comparison to our kind. Nothing is safe.