Category Archives: Video of the Week

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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”.

Video of the Week: Tool – Ænema


I was trying to look for something new that I thought would be cool, but other than having the same problem as Matt – finding videos of bands in forests or empty warehouses, I thought I would revisit some old Tool videos because they are pretty damn cool.  And, sometimes one doesn’t have to actually understand what is going on in the video for it to be cool.  Nor, does one actually have to see the band in it for it to be cool.   Sometimes you just have to look at it and go, What the fuck?  That’s what I think of this video.  Not to mention, Tool has been talking about an album that might be released in the next decade or so.  So, why not revisit?  Oh, this one is uncut so if you don’t like swear words…this is your disclaimer.

Video of the Week: Foehammer by Conan


Unfortunately, no real interesting videos go released this week.  Just ones with the band playing in a basement, abandoned warehouse, forest, etc. And you all know how much I love those.  Silver lining being, I get to dig a bit back for stuff I overlooked throughout the year.  Here’s one video and record I criminally overlooked until recently.  So, hail Crom and check out the nightmarish visuals with a crushing sludge doom soundtrack.  Also, check out the record, Blood Eagle; absolutely shattering stuff.  Enjoy!!!

Video of the Week: Carnifex – Hatred and Slaughter


Many of you will find this video to be beneficial to your mental health. Yes, you are the masses who are feeling lost, empty and alone because it’s the weekend. We know how much you miss the office. Never mind, you only have to endure two days before you can get back to those invoice books, filing cabinets and rush-hour traffic.

Let Carnifex improve your state of mind by infusing you with grimness and brutality. Their deathcore can rip out any sensitivity in your soul if you have one or believe you have one.

This is a live performance of a track from their most recent album, “Die Without Hope”. I’m afraid deathcore has the opposite effect on me. It makes me smile, dance and chase happy bubbles.

 

Video of the Week: Glass Delirium – Separate Ways


Let’s have something light, bubbly and amusing to celebrate the arrival of another weekend. Here’s what the drummer, Pat, says about this video, a cover a of a Journey song: “You know a lot of bands cover this song, and they do a great job. It really is a great song. When the idea came up to have us do a shot for shot remake of the video, we lost it! When it came time to shoot the video, none of us could keep a straight face, with the mullet wigs, and horribly awesome wardrobe. Goodwill rocks, by the way! Once we played the video next to the original music video, by Journey, we knew that we had something totally hilarious, and cool.”

In addition to Pat, Glass Delirium is Michelle on vocals, Scott on guitars, Aeon on bass, and David on keys. The band’s home town is Denver, Colorado, and you can meet them on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/GlassDelirium/timeline

 

 

Videos of the Week: Code Orange and Tomahawk


Well, I’m a bit late with this post, but better late than never :)

First up check out the new video from Code Orange (previously known as Code Orange Kids).  What really gets me about this video is besides the unsettling themes and even more disquieting grungy doom metal accompanying is the choice to use a washed out, Super 8 VHS aesthetic.  It really blends well with the music and makes the video much more freaky.  Going by the released singles and this video, Code Orange’s upcoming record, I am King (out Sept. 2nd, 2014 via Deathwish Records), is sounding to be a smashing and very unique record.  We’ll have more on that for you in the near future :)

 

And to counterbalance that bit of disturbing art, here’s Mike Patton as a Crank Yankers puppet.  Need I say more why this is awesome?  South Paw comes off Tomahawk’s 2013 record Oddfellows.  Enjoy!!! Peace Love and Metal!!!!

Video Of The Week: Enabler – Close My Eyes


“There’s gotta be some way out of here!”
This is the new video from melodic hardcore band Enabler, who released their outstanding sophomore album La Fin Absolute du Monde in May this year. Punky, crunchy and speedy!

 

Check out more of their songs here (and look at that wonderful artwork!):

Video(s) Of The Week: Aeon Zen and Meta-Stasis


Because I’m incapable of making a decision of which video to post today, I’ll give you two, videos, two songs of different styles of metal. The bands have one thing in common though, they both played the lovely UK Tech Fest a couple of weeks ago. Aeon Zen brings us some proggy-power goodness and a fantastically cute and creative video. I love their little faces put on South Park-like bodies, it’s so well made and the facial expressions are hilarious!

https://www.facebook.com/aeonzen

Meta-stasis on the other hand will blast your ears off with their extreme-psycho-tech-death-industrial-jungle metal and a very tasty, animated video. I am impatiently waiting to hear their new album that comes out soon!

https://www.facebook.com/metastasis666