Spylacopa have premiered a new video for their cover of Ween’s “Baby Bitch.” The track, which John LaMacchia (Candiria) recorded with Michael Macivor (Candiria), Sabrina Ellie, and Frank Godla (Meek Is Murder), can be purchased on Bandcamp. The single will benefit the Innocence Project.
“‘Baby Bitch‘ is not only my favorite Ween song of all time it is also one of my all time favorite break up songs. It’s crude and melancholy but there’s a simple beauty to the chord progression and vocal melody that gets me every time.”
“As far as The Innocence Project goes it is just something that Sabrina, Mike, Frank and I all feel very strongly about. I personally couldn’t imagine being sent to prison for a crime that I did not commit. It’s the stuff that nightmares are made of. The Innocence Project helps the wrongfully convicted using DNA testing. It’s such a worthy cause. Please donate!”
Thousand Below have premiered a new video for their song “171 xo.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Gone In Your Wake.“
James Deberg commented:
“‘171 xo‘ has been a personal favorite of ours since we finished recording ‘Gone In Your Wake‘ and it has grown into one of our favorite songs to play live. We talked to some length about having this song be one of the lead singles, but we ultimately felt the other three songs we chose showcased the diversity of the album better.”
“This song is about the stage in a relationship that sometimes happens after you split up — where it seems things have finally ended once and for all, but you still occasionally see one another. It’s about the hopeless phase of denial that this stage ultimately becomes in which other people have come in between you and the person you love, but you both still have feelings you are trying to suppress from one another.
I wanted to capture the frustration of having someone surface back into your life as only a fraction of the part of your world they used to be, and the frustration that comes from someone you love only making you a priority when other people in their life have hurt them and they wish to feel something safe again.”
“The ‘Killed And Born Again‘ tour that began this February was such an amazing experience and it was the first time we played ‘171 xo‘ live. The song got such a great reaction from the crowd and has such good energy that we felt we had to do a music video for it. We filmed the music video on a day of the KABA tour before the show with some very talented friends of ours and we think it came out great.”
Alestorm have premiered an animated video for their song “Shit Boat (No Fans).” This track is from the band’s latest album “Curse Of The Crystal Coconut.”
“Oh wow, everyone knows that short songs are the best songs, so naturally we had to make a music video for the shortest song on our album.
This animation was put together by the lovely people at RMIT University in Melbourne, and it features all the classic elements of an Alestorm video: Magical Girl transformations, giant Hungarian men dropping turds on your garden, rubber ducks, and crudely drawn cartoon penises. Enjoy!”
Producer Aaron McLoughlin added:
“Yeah, the pandemic has been tough on everyone, but it’s going to take a helluva lot more than that to stop RMIT Animation students from drawing pirates. The video took 17 weeks to complete and lecturer Simon Norton did an awesome job producing and directing it under quarantine. Each team member worked from home to create the most epic swashbuckling pirate adventure you’re likely to see this year!”
Leprous have shared a new live video for “The Sky Is Red.” The clip was filmed during the band’s March 1 show in Lisbon, Portugal. The track appears on their latest album “Pitfalls.” In other news, the group have also reissued their albums “Coal” and “The Congregation” on vinyl today (July 3) as well.
Enterprise Earth have shared a quarantine performance of Necrophagist’s “Fermented Offal Discharge.” This news comes after the band recently released a cover of the song as part of their new EP “Foundation Of Bones.” Guitarist Gabriel Mangold commented:
“When the idea of doing some covers came up, Necrophagist was one of the first bands we considered. Like Lamb Of God, they’re a massive influence on all of us. We had a bit of a difficult time deciding which Necro song to cover as both albums are classic tech-death staples — and all of the songs are hard to play — but we ultimately decided on ‘Fermented….’ It was a lot of fun to record and perform.”
Evanescence have premiered a new video for their latest single “The Game Is Over.” This track will appear on the band’s upcoming album “The Bitter Truth.”
Tim McCord said the following about the clip, which was filmed in quarantine:
“This was by far and away the most difficult video I’ve ever been a part of, emotionally. In order to capture the raw emotion of what life really is for us these days, I had to get to some really dark places. I hope we can all view this video and heal together.”
Amy Lee previously said the following about the song:
“This song is about being sick of the facade. The disguises we wear for others to make them feel comfortable, the inside feelings being so different than what we show on the outside to fit within the boundaries of what’s socially acceptable, or what’s not going to make you unpleasant or too ‘weird’ to be around. ‘The Game Is Over” is a promise to myself and out loud that I’m going to be more of my real, inner self on the outside–not lock her up because she can’t be contained anymore. It’s also a prayer to become better, to not feel so messed up, locked up, and hurt inside.”
Spiritbox (ex-Iwrestledabearonce) have premiered a new video for their new single “Holy Roller.“ You can check that out below:
Courtney LaPlante told Revolver the following about the new track:
“This song was never intended to be a single. We wrote it in January to be an ‘angry’ pallet cleanser on an otherwise dark, moody atmospheric album. Our mission statement was: ‘Let’s make the most ridiculous song that we can.’ When we had the opportunity to tour Europe in March, we decided to put the unfinished song in our set, since we enjoyed it so much. Until our tour was cut short due to the pandemic, it was the highlight of each night.”
The band also added the following about the video:
“Making a DIY music video is always a challenge, but creating one during a pandemic presented even more obstacles. We live on an island that was virtually shut down, and this forced us to be extra creative and resourceful. We borrowed a camera, made our own props, and Bill’s wife, Ashley, happens to be a professional makeup artist so she created Courtney’s looks for the video.
We shot it over the course of two days, and aside from Courtney’s outfits getting lost in the mail, things went smoothly and we had a great time getting together to do this. It was our first time together since we flew home from our canceled tour!
Even though things feel so bleak right now, we think a lot of musicians are taking charge of their own music and visuals, and not letting this pandemic get in the way of them expressing their creativity. This is the perfect time to try new things and experiment.”
Tallah, the band featuring Max Portnoy, the son of ex-Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, have premiered a new video for their song “We, The Sad.“ This track is from the group’s new album “Matriphagy,” which will be released on October 2.
Imperial Triumphant have premiered a new video for their new song “City Swine.” This track features Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake and it will appear on the band’s new album “Alphaville,“ which is set to be released on July 31. Bassist Steve Blanco commented:
“In the depths of the big city lurking beneath the lowest forms is a wretched swine that can be of no use. Laughing somewhere above is an equally wretched swine, that dumps on everything in its path. Both serve no purpose, are ineffective, and remain unprofitable in the eyes of the big machine.”