Hello everybody and happy new year! While getting back into the swing of things here at the office, we noticed a handful of exciting things have been announced while we were off celebrating the holidays.
So, instead of pumping out article after article for you to comb through and catch up on, we thought we’d compile all the things you may have missed into one, easy-to-read post.
Let us begin:
ICE NINE KILLS DEBUT GORY VIDEO GAME-LIKE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “MERRY AXE-MAS”
To help show off their more festive side and celebrate the holidays the right way, metalcore outfit Ice Nine Kills debuted a brutal video game-styled music video for their hard-hitting The Silver Scream single “Merry Axe-Mas.”
Speaking about the inspiration for the song and video, frontman Spencer Charnas said:
“Silent Night, Deadly Night is one of my all time favorite slasher flicks. In our song and video for ‘Merry Axe-Mas’ I wanted to pay tribute to the film’s brilliant combination of sleaze, holiday cheer, absurdity and vicious gore. Released in 1984 at the height of the ’80s slasher craze, the film’s axe-wielding Santa marketing campaign threw uptight parents and the PC police into an unholy rage. Angered families staged protests in front of theaters and PTA groups across the country petitioned for the film’s banishment. Tri Star Pictures subsequently caved and Silent Night, Deadly Night was pulled from theaters after only one week. However, all the negative publicity only fueled the forbidden fruit factor and the infamous film quickly gained cult status. This story just goes to show you that if you try and suppress something, it’s only more likely to rear its (decapitated) head.”
To pick up a copy of The Silver Scream, head here.
BRING ME THE HORIZON PREMIERE BIZARRE CGI VIDEO FOR POP-LEANING TRACK “MEDICINE”
With less than a month to go until Bring Me The Horizon drop their highly anticipated LP Amo, the always evolving act has released an eye-opening CGI video for their pop-leaning single “Medicine.” Check out the memorable (and slightly nightmarish) clip above and make sure to not only pre-order Amo before it hits stores January 25th but also grab tickets to see Bring Me The Horizon out on tour with Thrice and Fever 333 here.
SENSES FAIL SHOW THEIR LOVE FOR DEMI LOVATO IN NEW “ELEVATOR TO THE GALLOWS” VIDEO
To help kick off their highly talked about Misery Will Find You Tour with The Amity Affliction, Silent Planet, and Belmont, Senses Fail dropped a brand new music video for “Elevator To The Gallows” which follows their pursuit of winning Demi Lovato’s love – no really, that’s what the video is about.
“We are all big fans of Demi,” the band says. “We’ve tried to [at] her on Twitter but to no avail! So we took the logical next step and made a video devoted to winning her attention. Having personally struggled with addiction, I know all too well what Demi has been through. We want her to know Senses Fail loves her and wishes her the very best! Your best friends who you don’t know yet, Senses Fail.”
Check out the video above and grab tickets to see Senses Fail out on tour in support of their new album If There Is Light, It Will Find You here.
ATTILA TO RELEASE ‘THE MOST FUCKED UP ALBUM’ OF THEIR CAREER LATER THIS YEAR
Attila fans! Following up the release of 2016′s Chaos, the Flordia deathcore/metalcore act will be dropping their seventh full-length record Villain February 22nd.
Touching briefly on the new album, the band stated: “The most fucked up [Attila] album ever written gets released February 22nd. We all went through some pretty fucked up personal shit this year and we put it all into this album. This one is special.”
To pre-order the band’s first self-released record of their career, head here.
TURNSTILE, CHON, THE INTERRUPTERS, TURNOVER & THE FRIGHTS SET TO PLAY COACHELLA 2019
The headline says it all folks. This spring, Turnstile, Chon, The Interrupters, Turnover and The Frights will be hitting the highly coveted Coachella stage alongside some of music’s biggest names like Childish Gambino and Ariana Grande. The annual Indio, CA music and arts festival will take place April 12th - 14th as well as April 19th - 21st. More info can be found here.
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE AND PARKWAY DRIVE REVEAL COLLAPSE THE WORLD TOUR SUPPORT
Just a couple weeks after announcing their massive co-headlining tour, Parkway Drive and Killswitch Engage have revealed an additional support act for their Collapse The World tour. Joining After The Burial as support on the tour will be none other than metallic hardcore act Vein. For tickets to the 15-plus date tour, head here.
WHILE SHE SLEEPS SHARE SECOND SO WHAT? SINGLE “HAUNT ME”
Inching closer to the March 1st release of their forthcoming album So What?, UK outfit While She Sleeps have shared their second new single “Haunt Me.” Accompanied by a striking black and white visual, “Haunt Me” is a fast-paced tune similar to what listeners heard on the band’s impressive 2017 release You Are We. To pre-order So What?, head here.
WATCH AN ANIMATED AXL ROSE PERFORM ALONGSIDE BUGS BUNNY AND PORKY PIG
For reasons unbeknownst to us, Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose appeared in an episode of Boomerang's New Loony Tunes – no really, we’re not making that up. Performing a song aptly titled “Rock The Rock,” Rose can be seen alongside Bugs Bunny and Porky Pig as they try and stop a meteor from destroying Earth. To check out the head-scratching yet entertaining video, see above.