Kissing Candice Premiere “Inveterate” Music Video

Kissing Candice have premiered a new video for their new song “Inveterate.” This track will appear on the band’s upcoming album “MANIFEST.”

Guitarist Dreamer commented:

“Inveterate is about an experience through an often treacherous path in life, where you know the outcome will be the same and one nut you can’t quit. It always results in a negative result, you could have avoided it the whole time… but you gave in.”

Vocalist Aunt Donna added:

“This video captured the vibe of the song very naturally. Beginning with a completely blank slate, we put our ideas in front of the camera and let Tom Flynn interpret them and bring them to life.”

[via Knotfest]

Kissing Candice Share Music Video For New Song “South Circle” Featuring Josh Balz (Ex-Motionless In White)

Kissing Candice have premiered a new video for their new song “South Circle.” This track features Josh Balz (ex-Motionless In White) and it will appear on the band’s upcoming album “Manifest.”

Bassist Mike Grippo commented:

“The main theme of ‘South Circle‘ is hypocrisy from people who don’t practice what they preach. Questioning organized religion is something we have touched on before, but this time we wanted to do it in a more direct way, set to a huge song with a catchy anthemic chorus. We wanted the song to be simple yet powerful, both musically and lyrically. We went about this with distinguished crunchy guitar riffs and OF COURSE killer bass tone, ‘South Circle‘ draws influence from the massive sounding songs we grew up loving in the early 2000’s.

We knew we had to make it as huge as the song. We got super lucky when Josh Balz offered up some help with it. He loved the song and just so happens to own a Church. He invited us down to his church, where we had our frequent video collaborator Tom Flynn drive out to meet us. We cleared the pews out of the way and set up some pyro and just went nuts for hours while Tom worked his magic. Josh also wanted to be in the video, so he makes his acting debut as the preacher dealing with the battle which rages on in his mind.”

[via The PRP]

Kissing Candice Premiere “Call Of The Witch” Music Video

Kissing Candice have premiered a new video for their new song “Call Of The Witch.” The band commented:

“Our shortest song yet. All killer. No filler. COTW opens up our new album ‘Manifest‘ and sets the tone for what is to come on the following tracks as we expand on our sound, heading in multiple new directions. Next song next month.”

Kissing Candice Premiere “Hallowed Ground” Music Video

Kissing Candice have premiered a new video for their new song “Hallowed Ground.” This track will appear on the band’s upcoming album “Manifest.” Tom Sciro commented:

“The song ‘Hallowed Ground‘ is basically a rejection of the holier-than-thou attitude when it comes to one’s beliefs. ‘Hallowed Ground‘ is a play on the fact that all ground is sacred and hypocrites are plentiful in the highest places. Unfortunately, those who are the first to judge are often the one’s in the wrong.”

[via Revolver]

Kissing Candice Premiere Video For New Song “Brand New Low” Featuring Twiztid’s Jamie Madrox

Kissing Candice have premiered a new video for their new song “Brand New Low.” This track features Twiztid’s Jamie Madrox and it will appear on the band’s upcoming album.

Kissing Candice bassist Grip had the following to say about the song:

“‘Brand New Low‘ is about what it’s like when you hit rock bottom and you feel washed up. The feeling that your best years are behind you, but in reality, the best may be yet to come! It’s about making the best of those times where you feel awful, so you can pull yourself out of that mindset and have fun with what’s around you and just live your life.”

He also added the following about working with Madrox:

“We definitely did not want to have just anyone be the first vocalist featured on one of our tracks. We wanted someone we respect that is at the top of their craft. We were lucky enough that our friend Jamie Madrox of Twiztid was all about hopping on the track and delivering a few killer guest parts.”

[via Metal Injection]

Kissing Candice Premiere “Raise Her” Music Video

Kissing Candice have premiered a new video for their new song “Raise Her.” This track is expected to appear on the band’s upcoming album.

Guitarist Tommy “Dreamer” Sciro said the following about the song:

“’Raise Her’ is a complete serotonin overload, saturated in fetishism in all respects. The song explores and exploits the different and varied ways humans tend to indulge themselves in whatever gets them off. This could include sexual/sensual things, all the way to having power and control and even extreme fetishism which includes violence, blood and pain.”

Frontman Joey Simpson also added the following about the video:

“Sexy, creepy, uncomfortable, and just good old fashioned WEIRD! [Director] Tom Flynn and myself really pushed the visuals of this video as far as we could go without crossing that line. I want people to watch this music video and walk away saying, ‘what the hell was that?! I like it.’”


Kissing Candice Premiere “Tapeworm” Music Video

Kissing Candice have premiered a new video for their new song “Tapeworm.“ You can check that out below. The band’s new album and a new comic book are expected to be released in 2021. On a related note, the group have also unveiled their new masks. You can find out more about those at

Interview: Kissing Candice Talk New Album And More

I was recently given the opportunity to interview Kissing Candice bassist Mike Grippo and guitarist/vocalist Tom “Dreamer” Scrio about their new album, the coronavirus pandemic, and more. You can read the full chat below.

METAL ANARCHY: First of all, how have you been holding up during the coronavirus pandemic?

GRIPPO: Holding up pretty well! Doing the best I can to maintain a normal life. I work in a group home, so not much has changed for my non-tour routine schedule-wise. It’s scary but I would rather be working during this time to keep my mind active and save up some money for the new album!

METAL ANARCHY: Did you have any cool tours planned before the crisis hit?

GRIPPO: We had some things in the works, but nothing was set in stone. We were working on locking in a summer tour to coincide with our new album release, which is, unfortunately, being pushed back due to production issues. We can’t announce a release date yet because we don’t know when everything will be open back up. We feel bad since we did this album DIY and crowdfunded part of it through GoFundMe (and the rest from our pockets), so there’s a lot of fans waiting on it who helped A LOT to make the album happen and we haven’t been able to deliver on it or their perks yet. Don’t worry guys, we are still SUPER THANKFUL and the album HAS BEEN RECORDED and WILL COME OUT! Being a band of our level with no record label though, it is hard. We don’t have those label connections to get it and all the perks into production exactly when we wanted to. We were hoping for an early summer release. We actually recorded it for a month in February and as SOON as we got back from the studio in Vegas things started to shut down and we saw how serious this was.

METAL ANARCHY: Do you think the live music industry will ever recover?

GRIPPO: I think it will recover, but I think it will be changed forever. I don’t think festivals will feature as many acts and I don’t think bands will be touring as long as they usually do. I’m saying this because I think there’s going to be issues with money and paying bands. People won’t want to guarantee a band their full cost and might switch over to “door deals”. It makes sense because these smaller venues have to stay open, so I can’t blame them. Then I’m, sure a lot of people saw the leaked memo from a certain company. This will probably make it harder for bands who play those venues to dedicate to a tour, they need to feed their families too!

METAL ANARCHY: As previously mentioned, your new album is finished. How would you describe the musical direction of the new material?

DREAMER: Most bands say this when a new release is on the horizon, but this is our best and easily the most focused material the band has ever done. There’s a definite focus being aware in all capacities, whether it’s internally or externally or towards a situation or mind process. This is definitely a cerebral record, to say the least. I feel very strongly that there’s a great representation of thought-provoking material to spare.

METAL ANARCHY: Lyrically, what kind of themes are you exploring in the new songs?

DREAMER: Lyrically and thematically, it ties in together with the focus and direction. There’s a nice amalgam of topics ranging from fetishism or sexuality to internal realization, to awareness of the proverbial snake in the grass. I feel pretty confident there’s at least something on this record you could relate to or sink your teeth into.

METAL ANARCHY: When can fans expect to hear some new music?

GRIPPO: With everything currently going on and being an unsigned band this time around, this is hard to say. Without a record label, everything is paid for out of the band’s pockets. We also want this release to come out at the right time where we can spread it around the country playing the songs live. However, it seems that the last part might be quite some time and we refuse to let our fans who helped make this album wait forever. So while there is no EXACT answer I can give right here, you will be getting (at the very least) a taste of the new music before the end of summer.

METAL ANARCHY: On another note, you finally released “Ghosted” on streaming services for the first time. What made you decide to make it available after so long?

GRIPPO: “Ghosted” was originally recorded to “shop around” to labels in hope of obtaining a budget for a full-length album. Victory liked what they heard, so they put out the music video along with the announcement of our signing. It ended up not fitting the vibe of our full-length, “Blind Until We Burn”, that we released with them, so it didn’t make it to the album (it wasn’t our intention anyway). With “Ghosted”, this is back when MP3s were still super popular, we wanted to give a gift to our fans… So when Victory debuted the music video, we made a deal they would launch the video and we would launch the song, which we decided to put on our Bandcamp for free that Christmas in celebration of our signing and upcoming album. As time progressed and almost everyone switched over to streaming services, the question “WHERE’S ‘GHOSTED’?” would always come up, and we’d direct them to the Bandcamp. It got to the point where we were like “Wait… Why HAVEN’T we put ‘Ghosted’ on streaming now?!?” We play it every show and the Bandcamp links hard to find (and the amount of people downloading MP3s has diminished greatly!).

Kissing Candice’s “Ghosted” Is Now Available On Streaming Services

Kissing Candice have officially released their song “Ghosted” on streaming services. The band said the following about that:

“’Ghosted’ has been a staple in our live set for years now. However, fans consider it a ‘lost track’ as it never received a proper release. We never put it out on an album and people always ask where they can hear it other than on YouTube. We are beyond excited to finally introduce ‘Ghosted’ into the streaming universe so it can continue to crush skulls as it does live. We figured this would be a great thing to do while our fans eagerly await the release of our new full-length album!”

Kissing Candice Cover Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”

Kissing Candice have released a cover of Michael Jackson‘s “Thriller.“ The band commented:

“We are all big MJ fans! We were watching the video for Thriller and it just clicked. The aesthetic and lyrical content of the song fit us perfectly so we decided to hit the studio with Zach Jones and put our own spin on it.”

[via Dread Central]