Buried Above Ground Posts “Serpent” Music Video

Buried Above Ground just delivered a savage and unrelenting new music video for the track “Serpent,” which can be viewed below. DJ Gunnarson (guitars, vocals) states:

“This time around the video’s concept was less about a concept or story at all, and more about what emotions certain visuals could stir up. We wanted to have a lot of dark imagery that correlated visually with those emotions. Instead of the standard single linear story-line mixed with random band performance shots, we really wanted to create a visual onslaught of different dark and visceral images that created unease and fear in the viewer.

“We felt that the video should be as visually unrelenting, as the song and lyrics are musically. This video is our defining statement to the masses showing what this band is truly all about, as well as how our music should be experienced. It’s also by far the most rewarding video we have ever worked on.”

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Carach Angren Debuts New Music Video “Charles Francis Coghlan” From Brand New Album “Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten”

Carach Angren debuts a new music video for “Charles Francis Coghlan”, taken from the band’s brand new album “Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten”, which arrived in stores yesterday June 16th through Season of Mist.

Check out now “Charles Francis Coghlan” below.

Says the band of the clip:

“After months of incredible hard work, we are extremely proud to present our official horror video for ‘Charles Francis Coghlan‘. Together with director Rick Jacops, we have relentlessly pushed all creative limits to transport the viewer into another terrifying dimension. Everything you see is real and produced as well as co-directed by us. Prepare to be obsessed and possessed!”

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Sawthis Releases 360 Degree Video “Start A New Game”

Sawthis soon returns with a hybrid metal onslaught entitled “Babhell,” which is due out March 24th, 2017 via Denmark-based label Might Music. Today the band premieres a brand new 360-degree music video for album track “Start A New Game,” which can be viewed below.

The video was directed by UnderRoom Studios and features lead vocalist Alessandro Falà and his “puppet” counterpart trying to rise above societal confusions and the lies of the media. The band chose to film in 360-degree to create the illusion of a “virtual square,” allowing the viewer to control their own vantage point.

Bassist Gaetano Ettorre states, “‘For the ‘Start A New Game’ music video, we created a modern square full of confusion and solitude. This square seems crowded by virtual people projected on the protagonist through the monitors, but at the end it’s just a bare and sad room. The protagonist can’t stop watching the monitors as he is essentially fed by that media, so he eventually becomes a puppet under virtual oppression.”

Sawthis regards “Babhell” as the group’s best work to date. Ettorre states, “‘Babhell,’ in general, touches upon themes of poor human communication and its negative result. Everyone is talking, and no one is listening or looking at what’s happening right in front of them. Ultimately, in a world where everyone is talking and no one is listening, honest dialogue becomes impossible and thoughts become just noise like a Babel, a hellish Babel, hence the name Babhell. If I had to choose a term to describe the sound of the record, it would be ‘multi-emotional chaos.’ Our music is a balance of rage and happiness, resignation and reaction, love and hate-Babhell represents a perfect mix of everything.”

01. The Burning Place
02. My Return
03. Start a New Game
04. Through Hell
05. This String is for Your Neck
06. The End
07. Seabed
08. Waiting for Love
09. Empty Wall
10. Never Alone (feat. Nico Andrea Di Benedetto on keys)
11. No Time to Die

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Sawthis Releases 360 Degree Video “Start A New Game”

Sawthis soon returns with a hybrid metal onslaught entitled “Babhell,” which is due out March 24th, 2017 via Denmark-based label Might Music. Today the band premieres a brand new 360-degree music video for album track “Start A New Game,” which can be viewed below.

The video was directed by UnderRoom Studios and features lead vocalist Alessandro Falà and his “puppet” counterpart trying to rise above societal confusions and the lies of the media. The band chose to film in 360-degree to create the illusion of a “virtual square,” allowing the viewer to control their own vantage point.

Bassist Gaetano Ettorre states, “‘For the ‘Start A New Game’ music video, we created a modern square full of confusion and solitude. This square seems crowded by virtual people projected on the protagonist through the monitors, but at the end it’s just a bare and sad room. The protagonist can’t stop watching the monitors as he is essentially fed by that media, so he eventually becomes a puppet under virtual oppression.”

Sawthis regards “Babhell” as the group’s best work to date. Ettorre states, “‘Babhell,’ in general, touches upon themes of poor human communication and its negative result. Everyone is talking, and no one is listening or looking at what’s happening right in front of them. Ultimately, in a world where everyone is talking and no one is listening, honest dialogue becomes impossible and thoughts become just noise like a Babel, a hellish Babel, hence the name Babhell. If I had to choose a term to describe the sound of the record, it would be ‘multi-emotional chaos.’ Our music is a balance of rage and happiness, resignation and reaction, love and hate-Babhell represents a perfect mix of everything.”

01. The Burning Place
02. My Return
03. Start a New Game
04. Through Hell
05. This String is for Your Neck
06. The End
07. Seabed
08. Waiting for Love
09. Empty Wall
10. Never Alone (feat. Nico Andrea Di Benedetto on keys)
11. No Time to Die

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Curse of Denial Premieres New Song & Lyrical Video “The Tower of Silence” From Upcoming New Album “The 13th Sign”

Cleveland’s Curse of Denial premieres a new song and lyrical video titled “The Tower of Silence”, taken from the upcoming new album “The 13th Sign”, which will be released on February 3rd via Redefining Darkness Records. The album’s cover artwork was created by Remy from Headsplit Design, Paris, France.

Check out now “The Tower of Silence” below.

Says vocalist Rob Molzan of the clip:

“In this video I wanted to convey the beauty of destruction with the beauty of the song writing. The lyrics deal with the confusion of death here on earth and beyond, being that only the dead know what lies ahead for us. I also wanted to give the viewer something that may appeal to the visual senses as well as the auditory.”

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Tiles Posts New “Pretending 2 Run” Video Interview Segment

The Detroit prog rock titans from Tiles have issued the fifth and final segment in their ongoing video interview series documenting the creation of “Pretending 2 Run,” the band’s double-disc album released earlier this year through Laser’s Edge.

The members of Tiles sat down individually and chatted about all things “Pretending 2 Run.” Divided into five parts and totaling nearly thirty minutes, the band takes the viewer behind-the-scenes with insights on the album’s tentative beginnings, the concept and story line, artwork and variations, the many special guests involved with the record, and the multi-national recording process.

Tiles also booked an annual Motor City ProgShow, which takes place next weekend:

11/19/2016 The Loving Touch – Ferndale, MI w/ Imminent Sonic Destruction, Reign

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Gatecreeper Releases “Desperation” Music Video

Arizona death metal Gatecreeper just premiered a new music video for the song “Desperation,” taken from forthcoming debut album “Sonoran Depravation.”

“We chose a robbery-gone-wrong scenario, focusing on the bloody aftermath and suspenseful get-away rather than the initial violenc,” elaborates the band of the clip. “The performance footage was filmed with a single camera in hopes of capturing the energy and intensity of our live shows to match the main character’s desperation as he tries to escape the horror he has created. In the end, the worlds collide leaving the viewer questioning what was real and what was a hallucination.”

New album “Sonoran Depravation” is set for an October 7th release via Relapse Records, and Gatecreeper will hit the road for a U.S. tour alongside Skeletonwitch and Iron Reagan in late September.

9/23/2016 Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
9/26/2016 Depot District O Bar – Lubbock, TX
9/27/2016 SoundPony – Tulsa, OK
9/28/2016 RockHouse Live Midtown – Memphis, TN

w/ Skeletonwitch, Iron Reagan, Oathbreaker:
9/29/2016 The Earl – Atlanta, GA
9/30/2016 The Jinx – Savannah, GA
10/01/2016 Crowbar – Tampa, FL
10/02/2016 The Atlantic – Gainesville, FL
10/03/2016 Sluggo’s – Pensacola, FL *
10/04/2016 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
10/05/2016 White Oak – Houston, TX
10/06/2016 RBC – Dallas, TX
10/07/2016 Barracuda – Austin, TX
10/08/2016 The Sandbox – El Paso, TX *
10/09/2016 Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
10/10/2016 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
10/11/2016 The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA
10/12/2016 DNA Lounge – San Francisco, CA
10/14/2016 Panic Room – Portland, OR
10/15/2016 Highline – Seattle, WA
10/16/2016 Wastelander Studios – Boise, ID *
10/17/2016 Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT
10/18/2016 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
10/29/2016 Within These Walls Fest – Mesa, AZ*
*GATECREEPER Only

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The Surrealist Releases New Song “Self Spiral”

The Surrealist, an instrumental duo based out of Boston featuring guitarist Roopam Garg and drummer John-Marc Degaard, just released debut single “Self Spiral,” which heralds the band’s forthcoming EP “Naked Awareness.”

Talking about the creative evolution “Self Spiral” represents for the Surrealist, the band commented that the song “was intended to introduce the whole concept of The Surrealist, and represent a new and introspective sound to the progressive music scene. Our music is the sonic embodiment of what you’d find in surreal artwork.

“Surrealism by definition is art that intertwines elements from contradictory worlds such as fantasy and reality. An example of this would be depicting an elephant with a trumpet its trunk, or a whale swimming through the sky in a bizarre fashion. The amalgam of such contrasting elements produces something that is challenging to the viewer. We intend to reflect this philosophy in a musical way. In this case, we hope to paint upon the canvas of silence by blending together a multitude of contrasting sounds. We hope to capture the imaginations of people and create music that completes a soundtrack to ones life.”

The “Naked Awareness” EP is scheduled for the September 17th release. About the creative process for this record, duo says: “Whenever we sit down to record, we rarely have any predisposed ideas. The writing phase and recording phase happen simultaneously, meaning that we would come up with a certain idea, or part of an idea, and then record it, vet it, and make any necessary changes before moving on to the next part of the song or idea. So essentially, we have no clue how the song will sound before we sit down to record, and we end up being pleasantly surprised with how it turns out. We just let whatever feels right at the time to guide the direction of the song. It sort of writes itself really. It’s pretty crazy.”

The biggest challenge the band faced during the writing phase for “Naked Awareness” was time. “We take an excessive amount of time to write music. We find ourselves being too judgmental with everything that we create. One day we’d love what we’d written, and then the next day we’d consciously try to find flaws and reasons not to love it in the hopes of creating an even better outcome,” the band states.

“Although this process works well for us, we recognize that this isn’t the optimal way to write music simply because it takes too much time. The ‘Naked Awareness’ EP took two years to finally complete, and we recognize that this isn’t a sustainable practice. We’re now trying to write in a non-judgmental less-resistant way, and to hear the beauty in everything we create. That’s when ‘Self Spiral’ was created – that track literally wrote itself in three days. It was so unexpected. If you told us the day before we started working on the track that we were going to finish it in three days, we would’ve laughed,” they continue.

Listen to the Surrealist’s debut single “Self Spiral” below. The “Naked Awareness” EP will be released on September 17th, and another single taken from the release will be premiered on September 2nd.

1. Canvas Sky
2. Flowering Of Consciousness
3. Become Whales
4. Waves Of Naked Awareness

Self Spiral by The Surrealist

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Dopesick Posts “Hayes N Webster” Video

Oakland, CA’s Dopesick – featuring former members of Skinlab and Ministry – made a grand re-entrance last month with the release of summer-jam reggae/hard rock hybrid track “Ride The Night.”

The band is today wasting no time introducing the next track off upcoming full-length album, “The Love and Terror Cult,” set to hit retailers this winter 2016. Dopesick’s new track “Hayes N Webster” showcases a totally different side of the band.

The track, which is mixed and mastered by Alex Crescioni, is completely instrumental featuring a hypnotizing riff and searing leads. The video is also an overall contrast to “Ride The Night” – inspired by slasher films, serial killers and all things horror – with a freaky fetish twist. This video is not for the faint of heart.

Dopesick founder/guitarist Adam Albright offers some details about the conception and filming process of the video: “For this track, I thought it would be cool to make a video very different from ‘Ride the Night.’ I’m really into horror and serial killer stuff, and it shows in this video. It was trippy to be covered in blood rolling around with that girl, kind of like an all-night lap dance to be honest, and it was worth it in the end. I think the imagery will hold people’s attention. Oh, and we used a real pig head which was pretty fucking gross! A guy walked out of the room next to ours while she had the leash around the pigman… he looked a little shocked… but it is Hollywood.”

Director Matt Zane (Wayne Static, John 5, Orgy) continues on the filming of the video, which was as intense of a process for the crew as it will be for the viewer: “At a certain point in the evening, I didn’t know if we were shooting a music video or snuff porn. I suppose that’s a good indication of powerful visual art. When the images are so intense the intention and outcome becomes blurred. One must have the courage to continue. Everyone needed to be brave when getting so close to the edge while creating this.”

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Eschaton Posts “The Beast Is Awakened” Music Video

Today Eschaton’s visual accompaniment to “The Beast Is Awakened” comes online and can be seen below. The track comes by way of the band’s spine-twisting “Sentinel Apocalypse” full-length released through Unique Leader last year.

Captured at drummer Darren Cesca’s House Of Grind Studios in southern Connecticut, “Sentinel Apocalypse” is a relentlessly abrasive exercise in technical agility and blatant aggression.

“‘The Beast Is Awakened’ is an attempt to illustrate mankind’s metamorphosis into savage and destructive animals that is the result of the perpetual struggle between man’s obsession with power and inextinguishable thirst for freedom,” elaborates the band of the track.

Eschaton goes on tosay, “Some would rather face death than oppression while others will stop at nothing to maintain control, resulting in a cycle of horrific acts that represent the worst of who we are as a species. The video’s producer, Miceli Productions LLC, went to great lengths to capture the chaotic and violent nature of the song, but also the energy and technicality of the band’s performance. The goal was to blend dynamic angles, post production effects, war footage and editing techniques to give the viewer an intense and captivating experience.”

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