The idea for Dopesick — the Bay Area alt-metal project spearheaded by former Skinlab and Sebastian Bach guitarist Adam Albright — dates back to the late Nineties. The band released their debut EP, Vendetta, in 2002, but after that, it took 15 years and countless misadventures before the group finally dropped a follow-up, the five-track The Love and Terror Cult, which features guest turns by Ill Niño's Cristian Machado and (hed) p.e.'s Jahred Gomes. Since then the band has been on a roll, enlisting frontman Jonathan Russell (Lethal Injektion), issuing their debut full-length, last year's A Violent Happy Place, and today, premiering the music video for nu-metal-infused album standout "Freaks." The song celebrates those who choose to live outside the mainstream, while the visual delves into the dark side of Los Angeles — where "the decadence and evils of Hollywood begin to consume you," says Albright.
Russell adds of the song, "It is an ode to the struggling artists, skaters, street walkers, surfers and punk rockers. Forever may we dance with the freaks in the pale moonlight." Watch above.