Video Roundup: Pänzer, Starsailor, I Am Giant, Huxtable, Riverdogs

Pänzer – “We Can Not Be Silenced”

Heavy metal saviours Pänzer recently announced the release of their sophomore record entitled Fatal Command on October 6th, 2017 through Nuclear Blast Records. Today the band proudly unveils a special lyric video for “We Can Not Be Silenced”, featuring several fellow musician’s mugshots.

Schmier states:

It is a hot topic: How much of your personal freedom are you willing to sacrifice for our safety? When I dived into this subject and the whole Edward Snowden story, it has really caught me and I had to write a song about it. Is he a hero or a traitor? He is a very smart man for sure, that showed the world the truth about the monitored surveillance system worldwide. The idea to bring fellow friends & musicians into the lyric video was very exciting – we are all free minds and global citizens of this world, I hate to see all we have achieved drifting apart again.

The song itself is a really catchy powerful smasher with my fave solo from Pontus of the whole record. I hope people enjoy the music and the topic itself is something worth reading about.

I have a lot of respect for free spirits and mankind needs them to NOT drift into chaos & war again. I know many metalheads don’t wanna deal with politics but this affects all of us in the end!

Starsailor – “All This Life”

British quartet Starsailor have unveiled the video for their latest single “All This Life”, the title track from their upcoming album, which is out September 1st via Cooking Vinyl. The video is a heartfelt accompaniment to the track’s sentiment. It depicts the monotony of everyday life, pictured in faded grey flashbacks, set against the band and their friends enjoying an evening around a blazing campfire as the late afternoon fades into night. It’s a testament to enjoying moments of love and happiness when the routine of normal life can otherwise seem bleak.

I Am Giant – “Playing With Fire”

I Am Giant are kicking off the second half of 2017 with their explosive new single “Playing With Fire” that is a stadium ready anthem for the ages. The confessional lyrics and soaring vocals mused with hypnotic guitar work create a song that will reestablish what I Am Giant have always been about; making memorable and soul-stirring music.  The band have recently returned from a two year hiatus and have announced a line up shift consisting of their long time band member Aja Timu now fronting the band. Their 3rd studio album is due out in late 2017.

Huxtable – “Don’t Do Anything Fancy”

Scottish alt-rockers Huxtable are only two in number, but have the sonic power of many, as anyone who has seen them live can attest to. Jordan Yates and Mark William Brown have spent the past three years perfecting their sound, described by the duo themselves as “riff-rock”, building themselves a devoted following in the process. “Don’t Do Anything Fancy” is packed with riffs which are guaranteed to get you moving, and are catchy enough to stick in your head for days. With a stunning accompanying video, this is the perfect taste of everything Huxtable has to offer.

Riverdogs – “American Dream”

Original Riverdogs members Rob Lamothe (vocals, guitars), Nick Brophy (bass, vocals) and Vivian Campbell (lead guitar), plus long time drummer Marc Danzeisen, recently reunited to record their fifth album, California, which was released in early July and has received excellent reviews worldwide. Mixing the soulful vocals of Lamothe with the edgy guitar work of Campbell and solid rhythmic lines of Brophy and Danzeisen, California marks a definitive return to the sound of their acclaimed 1990 self-titled debut. The radio-ready album opener “American Dream” is the second single to be lifted from the record and follows “Welcome To The New Disaster”.

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