Category Archives: Video of the Week

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New videos in March 2015


A small selection of new metal videos that came out in March. I promise, it’s no joke! Enjoy!

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Inter Arma – Destroyer, from their 2013 album “Sky Burial” (blackened sludge/post metal)

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Storytelling Videos: Crimson Dawn – Crimson Dawn


“The sun is rising now
And the mist is low on the ground
Scarlet is the morning tide
While we yearn for our time

Here on the hills on fate
With bows and swords in hand
We stand and we await
The armies of the dead

Crimson Dawn will arise
Blood will stain our skies

The air is wet and cold
It burns my tormented soul
This frightful moment never flies
In time it’s crystallized
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Storytelling Videos: Crib45 – Into The Abyss


The Finnish post-metal band Crib45 have accurately captured what’s going on in many countries around the world (and on the internet) in their new video; the increasing fear of certain foreign cultures mixing with their own, the hateful attitude towards human beings that have been forced against their will to escape from a land of war and despair, or human beings that have done nothing wrong but to break old fashioned societal norms. I fully understand and share the frustration, my heart cries together with every individual who have been treated unjustly and inhumanly. Blood was shed instead of tears…

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Atmospheric Videos: Caligula’s Horse – A Gift To Afterthought


Yesterday, through Revolver Magazine, Aussie prog rockers Caligula’s Horse premiered a new video for the opening song of their 2013 album “The Tide, The Thief & River’s End”. The video was filmed at The New Globe Theatre in Brisbane, Australia by director Adrian Goleby. The main goal was to make a video to visualize the intense atmosphere during their live shows, and they managed to do so with great success!

“We love the videos we’ve done in the past, but this one captures something pretty special… This energy and interaction is what C Horse is all about, and this clip is dedicated to all of you: our amazing fans who let us experience it every time we tour.”  – Sam Vallen, guitarist

 

Storytelling Videos: A Forest Of Stars – Gatherer Of The Pure


He’s a man of the world, but his is a small world,
being a world whirled and whipped inside a filth caked skull.
All a dalliance in delusion, all dreamed down in narcotic seclusion,
he peeps all askance through all and sundry;
three dimension unreality his fourth dimension play-day.
All eternity a rainy Sunday.
He, a builder of worlds in dreams.
He, a destroyer of worlds in dreams.

Feculent plots / hatch / fester / fry.
Subsistence burnt black, effulguent brain pan besmirched.
Labours of love ladled into ravenous toilet bowl of life.
All lost souls to feat upon fresh hot meal of voided bowel.
He, a leacher of colour. He, a void in sanity.
A poisoner of the well, instiller of winter’s gray flavour.
A spasmed spatter of the obvious, a-soiling gleaming uncertainty.

On a lonely wander through twisting streets of Yonder,
his one good eye spying, prying, a shadow play for yesterdays.
All tomorrows, all yesterdays today,
Carrion Crow, pinch-faced proprietor of this sorry sideshow.
Roll up, roll up! Crack cranks his codeine calliope,
all is vibrant colour without his vermined bone box.
All within, bleak nothing – all without to pay homage, at his insistence.
Cosmic keys broken in twisting locks of lost infinities.
His worlds all a-fire now, a Lucifer turning in listless circles,
before landing in the dry hay of thoughts half-remembered.

Evensong their last song.
Pray for the prey! Sing for your supper!
Funeral pyres for one and all today.
As hand of God to give,
as hand of God to take away.

Hilarious Videos: Baby Godzilla – The Great Hardcore Swindle


There’s a righteous feeling inside my bones
I’m not contented enduring these clones
Each in the same way fitting the mould
Keeping this business so painfully cold.

Give me 5 years and I’ll write it the same way.
Just more years like this.

I see a problem we must address,
And it’s not just to do with the way we dress,
Let’s break this to pieces brick for brick,
Throwing money at the problem just won’t stick.

Shame to put a price on this,
Where has your integrity gone,
I’ve got a feeling you’re all that’s wrong,
With this, it’s not a system,
This is a business,
And one that I’m slowly falling out of love with.

Under the weight of successes cold stare
We’ll find a new way of parting our hair
And a new breed of partners will come into view
Each of them posing a new hoop to leap through

All you say is self serving,
Your every revelation;
I can’t bear to hear it.

Shame to put a price on this,
Where has your integrity gone,
I’ve got a feeling you’re all that’s wrong,
With this, it’s not a system,
This is a business,
And one that I’m slowly falling out of love with.

There’s problem we must address,
And it’s not just to do with the way we dress,

Is this business systematically
Draining the fun from
A love we’re all invested in.

Can you put a price on this?
Can you put a price on my head?

Storytelling Videos: Karnivool – We Are


I know there’s something wrong stop making it up
We’re too proud to see we’ve lost more than our trust
And now there’s nothing left, well’s dead and dried up
Its disease has left a foul taste in our cup
It just keeps on flowing
And we drift on knowing
It just keeps on flowing
This babble from our mouth

Who we are I fear most of the time
Carry on shuffling in order and in line
Who we are I fear most of the time
Carry on whipping boy, stare into the light
Stare into the light
And it feels familiar for good reason

I want us to break the case we’re in
With one of the tools of this catatonic skin
Remove all the parts
I want us to face the shape we’re in
A world of confusion awaits our sons and kin
Lets reset it all
Lets reset it all

Well it stings and it hurts, is this how it’s meant to be
Well it stings and it hurts, is this how it’s meant to be
Well it stings and it hurts, a small price to pay to be
In control and rebirth what our future’s meant to be

Who we are I fear most of the time
So carry on whipping boy, stare into the light
I want us to face the shape we’re in
A world of confusion awaits our sons and kin
Let’s reset it all (We are, we are, we are)
Let’s reset it all (We are, we are, we are)

These words of wisdom come with lack of vision
(We are, we are, we are)
This is the first day I’ve ever had to stand and witness
These words of wisdom come with lack of vision

Storytelling Videos: Skyharbor – Patience


From Skyharbor’s highly anticipated full length release “Guiding Lights”, out on November 10 on Basick Records. The video is magically created by Jess Cope at Owl House Studios.

 

“Sleep… stay asleep.

My soul yearns for one last look at you
Before I leave you here to be hidden within idyllic peace
It’s the perfect memory and I keep it close to me

Bound with wire
Cut me deep into the seams
Flow the colours of the queen
I live like I’m the only one, the fragile one that fights to survive
Crown the liar
Buried deep beneath the cross
Tainted hearts forever lost

Sweet treasure, let go of all you know
Sweet treasure, you are the one, you are my only true pleasure

Now watch me burn it all down, parasite town
Far down below it’s a fight for survival
So scared as I am of you
I’ll burn it all down, parasite town
I call this survival
So scared as I am of you, parasite town.”

Video of the Week: Black Crown Initiate – Withering Waves


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The prominence and popularity of Black Crown Initiate has grown exponentially since the band started in the USA just two years ago. Their apprenticeship, if one may use that term in the context of a band with such good skills at its disposal, has been served with grand masters of metal.

It began in earnest when they were chosen above all contenders to join Goatwhore and Behemoth on the American Alliance Tour. Subsequently they toured with Septicflesh, Fleshgod Apocalypse and Rivers of Nihil. I doubt if any progressive death or black band could ask for a more complete induction.

The point is that Black Crown Initiate didn’t win a lucky draw or “know the right people” to gain those tour places. They fought their way there through sheer talent, dedication to perfecting their style of prog black, and unremitting hard work. In a ferociously contested metal domain, quality and originality will win through.

I’m greatly looking forward to the release of their debut album, “The Wreckage of Stars”, at the end of this month. This video of an album track, “Withering Waves”, is mouth-watering.

Track the band’s march to success on their Facebook page.

 

Video Of The Week: BEAR – Mantiis


Obey the fucking BEAR! Or blood will be shed…

New bloody and disgusting video for the song “Mantiis” taken from their excellent 2013 album “Noumenon”.