Destruction Premiere “Betrayal” Music Video

Destruction have premiered a new video for their new song “Betrayal.” This track is from the band’s new album “Born To Perish,” which will be released on August 9.

Frontman Schmier commented:

“This is maybe my fave song from the new album ’cause of its classic thrash feel and the very catchy chorus. Randy is all guns blazing here and Mike and Damir have an awesome solo battle! We all have our experience with ‘Betrayal’ and wanted an emotional, atmospheric and different video!”

Director Achilleas Gatsopoulos also commented:

“It was my honor to be entrusted by such a historic band to create a fresh visual aesthetic for their new album.

It was important for me to strip things down and start with the basic raw and powerful visual elements that derive from their trademark logo: sharp angular shapes, high contrast and a monochromatic color palette of red, black and white.

Inspired by Dario Argento’s horror masterpiece ‘Suspiria’ as well as by the existential portraits of Francis Bacon and mythology, we create a dark tableaus of archetypal forms of betrayal: two-faced/deceit, back-stabbing, infidelity, garden of eden, wartime snitch and we close with none other than the iconic kiss of Judas.

It was an immense pleasure to work with the guys and I am really looking forward to next time. ‘Til then, enjoy the audiovisual onslaught that is ‘Betrayal’.”


Sons Of Apollo (Ex-Guns N’ Roses, Ex-Dream Theater, Etc.) Share Live Video For Cover Of Dream Theater’s “Just Let Me Breathe”

Sons Of Apollo (ex-Guns N’ Roses, ex-Dream Theater, etc.) have shared an official video for their live cover of Dream Theater’s “Just Let Me Breathe.” The footage is taken form the band’s “Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony” release, which will be available on August 30. That effort documents the band’s September 22, 2018 show at the Ancient Roman Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, which saw them performing with a full orchestra and choir.

Being As An Ocean Premiere “Play Pretend” Video, Reveal Details For New Album “Proxy: An A.N.I.M.O. Story”

Being As An Ocean have premiered a new video for their new song “Play Pretend.” This track is from the band’s new album “Proxy: An A.N.I.M.O. Story,” which will be released on September 19.

“Proxy: An A.N.I.M.O. Story” Track Listing:

01. “Intro (The Envoy)”
02. “Play Pretend”
03. “Find Our Way”
04. “Brave”
05. “Tragedy”
06. “Ski”
07. “Interlude (Circuit Breaker)”
08. “B.O.Y.”
09. “Low Life (Ode To The Underworld)”
10. “Demon”
11. “Watch Me Bleed”
12. “See Your Face”
13. “A.N.I.M.O.”
14. “Outro (What It Means To Be Human)”

Tour Dates:

09/19 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
09/20 San Diego, CA – Soma
09/22 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red West
09/24 Austin, TX – Come And Take it Live
09/25 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
09/26 Houston, TX – Warehouse Studio
09/28 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
09/29 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10/01 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
10/02 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/03 Montreal, QC – Fairmount
10/04 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
10/06 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theatre
10/08 Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s
10/09 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
10/11 Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
10/12 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
10/14 Seattle, WA – Crocodile
10/15 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
10/17 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s

Soundgarden Share “Black Hole Sun” Live Video From “Live From The Artists Den” Release

Soundgarden have shared footage of “Black Hole Sun” from their new live release “Soundgarden: Live From The Artists Den.“ That effort, which features the band’s February 17, 2013 show at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA, will be available on July 26.

Godsmack Premiere “Under Your Scars” Music Video

Godsmack have premiered a new video for their song “Under Your Scars.” This track is from the band’s latest album “When Legends Rise.”

Sully Erna commented:

“‘Under Your Scars’ has become such an important song to me for so many reasons. It’s the first time Godsmack has decided to put this kind of a ballad on an album, which was pretty ballsy for us. I’m so happy that the fans have embraced it in the way they have, because the meaning behind it is so much bigger than any of us. It reminds me that taking all the credit without acknowledging the people or events that have touched our lives deeply enough to inspire songs like these, and so many others would just be wrong.”

“So humbly I will say, this song came to me shortly after I had spent some quality time with someone who I consider a dear friend, and have grown to admire and respect as one of the smartest and most talented artists today, Stephanie Germanotta, who most of you may know as Lady Gaga. In the short amount of time we hung out, she made me realize that we all have these imperfections, these wounds that we carry (whether they’re physical or emotional) that cut so deep they can cripple us. These feelings leave us vulnerable, or embarrassed, or even unworthy at times. And our human nature — when they’re exposed — is to shut down, rather than embrace them and realize that not only can we overcome them, but we can also become an inspiration to inspire others to have a voice and find their inner strength to show their scars off loudly and proudly to the world. Our ‘Scars’ are nothing more than our battle wounds from life and they helped mold you into who you are today.”

“All of this is what drove us to create The Scars Foundation, our new non-profit organization battling everything from severe depression to addiction, bullying, suicide prevention and so on. Finding acceptance, that’s what ‘Under Your Scars’ and what The Scars Foundation are about. We’re all imperfect — that’s what makes us perfect!”

Fit For An Autopsy Premiere “Mirrors” Video, Reveal Details For New Album “The Sea Of Tragic Beasts”

Fit For An Autopsy have premiered a new video for their new song “Mirrors.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Sea Of Tragic Beasts,” which will be released on October 25.

Will Putney commented:

“You carry things with you, for better or worse. ‘Mirrors’ illustrates the darker side of this idea. It’s also a testament to how the decisions you make can have a resonating effect on the ones around you. Clearly this song was born out of a personal struggle, but in end it’s a reflection on the greater human condition of love and dependency; not being able to release yourself from the darkness around you. Our new record dives head-on into some difficult topics, ‘Mirrors’ is the the tip of the iceberg.”

“The Sea Of Tragic Beasts” Track Listing:

01. “The Sea Of Tragic Beasts”
02. “No Man Is Without Fear”
03. “Shepherd”
04. “Your Pain Is Mine”
05. “Mirrors”
06. “Unloved”
07. “Mourn”
08. “Warfare”
09. “Birds Of Prey”
10. “Napalm Dreams”

In other news, the group have also announced a fall headlining tour:

10/24 Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus
10/25 Hamden, CT – Space Ballroom
10/26 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
10/27 Frederick, MD – Café 611
10/28 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
10/29 Nashville, TN – The End
10/30 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
11/01 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
11/02 Orlando, FL – Soundbar
11/04 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live!
11/05 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
11/06 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse
11/07 Mesa, AZ – Club Red
11/08 Los Angeles, CA – 1720
11/09 Fresno, CA – Full Circle Brewing Co.
11/10 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
11/12 Portland, OR – Paris Theater
11/13 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
11/15 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
11/16 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
11/17 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
11/19 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
11/20 St. Paul, MN – Turf Club
11/21 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
11/22 Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
11/23 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall

Upon A Burning Body’s Danny Leal Guests On New The Weight Of Silence Song “Green Is The New Black”

The Weight Of Silence have premiered a new song titled “Green Is The New Black.” This track features Upon A Burning Body’s Danny Leal and an official video for it can be found below:

The Weight Of Silence’s Jacob Pedersen commented:

“We’ve been really influenced as a group by some of the newer trap and rap sounds coming out at the moment and we’re blending that with the metal influence we’ve always had. We are also very honoured to have Danny Leal take a part in this and really bring a section in this already lively song to a new level. Upon A Burning Body’s music has been a big influence on us and you’ll hear that in this upcoming album release. You can expect heavy, hard hitting riffs with huge and heavy vocals, alongside moments with trapbeats and rap vocals.”

[via New Fury Media]