Canada-based rock duo The Standstills recently released its new EP, 'From the Devils Porch,' via eOne. Today, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere their new 360 video for "Shotgun." Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!
Drummer Renee Couture said of the video, "We really wanted to do something different that reflected us creatively. We wanted something new, something exciting and something that also reflected new technology. The concept of a 360 experience had been on our minds for a while and although it doesn't translate on TV or regular cable, it was a gamble we are willing to take for our fans, which over 90 percent follow us on our socials via cell phones."
Vocalist/guitarist Jonny Fox added, "The video concept needed to fit our brand, our music, and it had to be from the heart. We love classic Clint Eastwood westerns, they're badass, artistic and addictive to watch. So we were excited to marry the concepts together. 'Shotgun' is a banger track, we knew the video needed to reflect that.
"A 360 video concept came with many challenges, one being that fact that everything in the shot needed to be close to the camera. Renee came up with the idea of a classic western saloon. From there the story was built. There are five-six contact points within the room that constantly change, including a poker table fight, a band of villains and a bartender with a 'Shotgun.' It's raw, dirty and filmed in salon that feels like you've been thrown into your own badass western."
Overkill have released the brand new single, "Our Finest Hour," along with an accompanying lyric video. The track is taken from the band's forthcoming studio album, 'The Grinding Wheel,' which is set for a November 4 release via Nuclear Blast Records.
"Looks like the 'machine' is up and rolling, but for all good things we wait," said fontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth. "The delay for 'The Grinding Wheel' will take us to February 2017, at the start of the U.S. tour... but fear not, the Euro tour will happen and happen with some new music! Friday, November 4th, we will let go of the first cut; 'Our Finest Hour', available on various colors of vinyl along with some ear-shattering madness. We will also have it with us on the road to quench your thirst and fill the hunger. So you heard it here first and you can hear more live the first time on tour!"
"To the road, onward and upward into '17!" He added.
Stream "Our Finest Hour" below.
What do you think of the song? Sound off in the comments!
Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe has posted a video titled "The Story of 'The Duke,'" which shares the story Wayne Ford, a Lamb of God fan who lost his battle with leukemia in 2015. Randy forged a friendship with Wayne, who was battling the illness when they first met in 2012. Wayne's struggle touched and inspired Randy to write "The Duke," a new Lamb of God song dedicated to Wayne.
"The Duke" was written during the band's sessions for their 2015 release, 'VII: Sturm und Drang,' but ultimately didn't make the cut. "The Duke" will be featured on the band's forthcoming EP which is set for a December 2 release.
The EP's track listing is as follows:
01 – "The Duke"
02 – "Culling"
03 – "Still Echoes" (live at 'Rock am Ring')
04 – "512" (live at 'Rock am Ring')
05 – "Engage The Fear Machine" (live at 'Bonnaroo')
In addition to sharing the story of Wayne's battle and his friendship with Randy in a video which can be viewed below, Randy has also announced that he will be donating his gold plaque of the band's 2004 album, 'Ashes of the Wake,' to a charity auction to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The full Instagram post can be viewed below.
The text version of "The Story of 'The Duke'" is available here.
Every Time I Die have offered a behind-the-scenes look at the making of their music video for the song "It Remembers," which features guest vocals from Panic! At The Disco frontman Brendon Urie. "It Remembers" is a single from the band's latest album, 'Low Teens,' which is out now in various formats.
"The video tells a story of a man making the same mistake over and over again—something I think a lot of people can relate to," explained director Brandon Dermer. "The story evolved as I collaborated with the band to land on the tale you see on the screen today. he making of this video was like a ETID song: total orchestrated madness. That's exactly what it had to be. I wouldn't change a thing."
The three minute behind-the-scenes clip and the official music video for "It Remembers" both can be watched below.
Iconic punk rock outfit Bad Brains have been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. While the band has been eligible since 2007, this is the first time they have seen a nomination.
Other nominees include Jane's Addiction, Pearl Jam, The MC5, Journey, Yes, Tupac Shakur, Depeche Mode, Electric Light Orchestra, Janet Jackson, the Cars, the Zombies, Chaka Khan, Chic, J. Geils Band, Joan Baez, Joe Tex, Kraftwerk and Steppenwolf.
In addition to the 600+ music industry professionals who will be casting their ballot, fans can also vote for the nominees here. Polls close on December 6.
Back in November of 2016, Bad Brains guitarist Dr. Know was listed in critical condition and temporarily placed on life support due to an undisclosed illness. His medical bills were funded by a GoFundMe crowd-funding campaign. In August, Dr. Know made his return to the stage with the band at New York City's Afropunk Fest.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be taking place in April 2017 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Animals as Leaders have dropped "Arithmophobia," the latest single from the band's forthcoming album, 'The Madness of Many,' which is due November 11 via Sumerian Records. The song can be streamed below.
"This album feels like total synergy between the three of us," explained guitarist Tosin Abasi to Guitar World. "None of this music would have turned out the same way without the equal inclusion of all of our musical ideas and that feel special. We're beyond thrilled with the result."
"The Madness of Many is an explorative and ambitious journey of harmony, rhythm, musical expression and emotion," added drummer Matt Garstka. "It has been the most collaborative effort for the band and an evolution in each of the members' musical path. Although conceptually dense, it is the most natural-sounding Animals As Leaders album yet."
What do you think of "Arithmophobia?"
Attila get abducted by aliens in their semi-animated music video for their new single, "Let's Get Abducted." The track is taken off of the band's forthcoming record, 'Chaos,' which is set for a November 4 release via SharpTone Records.
"It has multiple meanings," explained frontman Chris "Fronz" Fronzak when asked about the song meaning in an interview with Billboard. "On the surface, it's about getting abducted by aliens, and they actually end up being really cool. I like to imagine that they would want to party with us and exchange knowledge. The deeper meaning of the song is about embracing the unknown. People are so quick to pass judgment about things they don't know much about. Sometimes, if you give that thing — or person — a chance, it ends up being really amazing. Don't judge the unknown! Give everyone and everything an opportunity."
Watch the spacey video below. What do you think of the clip?
Metal Allegiance have announced a special tribute show for their "fallen heroes" on January 20 in Anaheim, CA at City National Grove. The event comes in the wake of the group's 'Fallen Heroes' EP, which was released this past August and features tributes to Motorhead, David Bowie, and The Eagles. The collective, which features Alex Skolnick (Testament, Alex Skolnick Trio), Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, ex-Dream Theater, etc), Dave Ellefson (Megadeth) and Mark Menghi, will be joined during this performance by the following special guests:
Charlie Benante (Anthrax)
Chuck Billy (Testament)
Phil Demmel (Machine Head, Vio-Lence)
Gary Holt (Slayer, Exodus)
Chris Jericho (Fozzy)
Mark Osegueda (Death Angel)
Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big)
In addition to this star-studded lineup, the performance will be preceded with sets from guitar virtuosos Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth, Cacophony) and Gus G (Firewind, Ozzy Osbourne).
Will you be making it out to Anaheim for this gig?