Captain Mosh, the Hulk (Fit For A King) and a merry band of southern drunkards (Every Time I Die) took the stage on Halloween with style. They killed it (as usual) playing tracks from both of their dominating new records, Deathgrip and Low Teens, respectively. Check out some of the shots from that night and be sure to get the new albums if you haven’t yet!
My Enemies & I are the type of band that want to freak you the fuck out. With Halloween creeping ever closer, we thought it would be fun to have the band that keeps a Ouija board at their merch table (attend a live show to get the details) tell us about their favorite horror movies of all time. Check out ME&I’s top 10 Halloween must-sees right here!
While sitting at the bottom of the stairs in Webster Hall on the October 30th date of the Hate Me Tour, we got to ask vocalists John Ritter and Michael Swank of Myka Relocate some questions about Halloween, some of their craziest life experiences, and their new record The Young Souls. The record had officially been released via Razor & Tie the day of this interview, as was headliners Escape The Fate‘s new record, Hate Me, via Eleven Seven Music. Watch the video below to see what these dudes are like pre-show and learn about Swank’s alter ego, “Crop Top Mike”. Oh, and a dude in a red leather jester outfit walks through the video at some point, too. Unfortunately his jester hat is out of frame, but he was totally the star of this one.
Nowadays the only clear distinction between a lyric video and a traditional music video is the addition of, well, lyrics. Lyric videos, like this one for “R.I.P.” by Get Scared, now tend to carry the same kind of visual storytelling that regular music videos do, only with more graphics involved. This particular video is damn creepy and damn well done. A huge, decrepit, black and white mansion with otherworldly, painted black figures stalking the halls make this lyric video worth watching for more than just sing-a-long purposes. Check out the video below, and be sure to pick up a copy of Get Scared’s new album, Demons, on October 30th.
After the release of their last horror-inspired singles “Me, Myself, & Hyde” and “Bloodbath & Beyond,” Ice Nine Kills have burst through the gates with a The Exorcist themed music video for “Communion of the Cursed.” Spooky ghost stories with grandpa, demons in the mirror, levitations and possessions are all found in this highly produced video. Vocalist Spencer Charnas also goes a little crazy, and we love him for it. The winning combination of a no-holds-barred single with a well-crafted, cinematic narrative makes “Communion of the Cursed” one of the best music videos released in a while. And when the little girl demonically chants, “Her soul is mine, and mine to keep / If she dies before she wakes / I’ll find another soul to take,” you may very well need to find a new pair of pants.
Being that it is October and Halloween is clearly the most fun holiday, this horror-inspired music video by Disruption just had to be our pick of the week. The band’s music video for “Skylines” starts out with the classic trope, “Whatever you do, don’t watch the tape.” We are then introduced to a nightmare figure with a top hat and talons and–surprise, surprise–Shawn Milke from Alesana, who, given the dark and creepy nature of the video, fits right in. After an exhilarating intro, the song alternates between several rounds of guitar soloing and pretty standard metalcore strumming. While this is the band’s debut music video, Disruption has some killer potential, and we sure won’t hesitate to bang our heads to this one. Check out the video for “Skylines” below.
Just in time for Halloween will be the release of Get Scared‘s new album Demons, out October 30th. This announcement also comes with the release of a new music video for opening track “Buried Alive.” (Sensing a theme here?) Accompanying the creepy titles is a hell of a lot of black and a slightly heavier sound for the always melodic Utah-born band. Check out the dark and enigmatic video for “Buried Alive” below, and visit the band’s website for preorder options!
1. Buried alive
4. Under My Skin
6. The Devil’s in the Details
7. What if I’m Right?
8. Take a Bow
9. Relax, Relapse
10. Second Guessing