It’s only Monday? Ok. Have a tamer incarnation of a video roundup…
Theory – “Echoes”
Canadian rockers, Theory of a Deadman have showcased “Echoes”, another brand new track taken from their forthcoming Wake Up Call album, via an official video on their YouTube channel. Wake Up Call is set for release on 27th October via Atlantic Records and is available to pre-order here with all purchases receiving downloads of “Echoes” and previously released lead track, “Rx” straight away. You can check out the video for “Rx”, which takes aim at America’s opioid epidemic, here.
Recorded with producer Martin Terefe at London’s Kensaltown Studios, Wake Up Call finds Theory; Tyler Connolly (lead vox, lead guitar), David Brenner (rhythm guitar), Dean Back (bass), and Joey Dandeneau (drums), extending themselves beyond the easy comfort of complacency to craft an album that is sonically different to their previous work to date. The band tell us:
Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. Our new record, Wake Up Call reflects a positive change in our sound moving forward. We created this record from a place of complete freedom. It felt like a natural one, as well. This is a new chapter for us and the live shows will reflect that. Visually and musically we’re gonna step it up and are so excited for our fans to see and hear the new Theory.
68creep – “Goodnight, Sweet Betty”
68creep’s backstory even starts with a very Lynchian starting point, with John McRandle and Patrick Casey meeting at a New York City advertising agency, where they were marketing drugs designed to combat schizophrenia. The Kiss/Kill/Repeat label gave the band the backing and impetus they needed and very soon they were pushing their heavy, surreal, carny, creepcore to like-minded music fans. About the new single, Patrick Casey (a.k.a. Catspacey) says:
I realized the song Stone Cold Kiss touches on, among other things, the murder of Nixzmary Brown, a seven year old from Brooklyn. But I didn’t know it had anything to do with her when I wrote it. Strange how you realize these things in retrospect.
Northlane – “Colourwave”
Northlane have dropped a brand new video for “Colourwave” taken off new album Mesmer which was released earlier this year. Since Mesmer’s surprise drop in March this year, “Colourwave” has charged ahead to become one of the most popular songs on the album. Thematically, “Colourwave” delves into guitarist Josh Smith’s battle with depression and the darkness his mind created in a world that drips in colour. A therapeutic song for Smith to pen, Northlane worked with their longtime collaborator Jason Eshraghian to bring “Colourwave” to life.
Electric Hellride – “Bite the Prey”
Already having played Wacken Open Air and supported Overkill, Electric Hellride is known for a tireless energy in an exciting mix of thrash, death and classic heavy metal. Fans of Entombed, Metallica, Machine Head or early Mastodon will love Electric Hellride and their uncompromised productions with a fierce stranglehold on complex heavy metal. They are ready with their punchy single “Bite The Prey” from their upcoming album Praedam.
Fallcie – “Rock’n’Rolla”
Fallcie is a new female fronted metal band from Saint Petersburg, Russia, formed by musicians of Nu-Nation band and a singer Darya Platova. The first single “Rock’n’Rolla” is about people of creative professions who face the disapproval of society. Like musicians, freestyle dancers, jinglers, extreme riders – all of them can be found in the official video.
Everyday Heroes – “The Ballad of Robert Johnson”
South Wales hard rock band Everyday Heroes has released the official music video for their track “The Ballad of Robert Johnson,” off of their EP, The Other Side of Nowhere. The sophomore effort showcases the band’s individual songwriting skills, resulting in richly diverse riffs, infectious melodies, focused rhythms, and complex lyrics.