The journey into music videos (and other bits) continues its mission to deliver you something worthy of your time, perhaps introducing you to something new along the way.
This week I continue compiling videos and various musical related tidbits for your viewing pleasure. Some will be brand spanking new, while others will just be things I like. I am not great with timeliness, but I hope you’ve been enjoying these video collections.
Metallica’s New Single – “The Day That Never Comes”
Interesting. They definitely sound better than they did on St. Anger. Although, I really wish that the lead single was a little harder hitting, that is what we (I) want from Metallica. I want something that truly demonstrates the energy and power they used to possess. Still, the song is catchy, the guitars sound nice, and Hetfield’s vocals are decent. I will hold final judgment for when Death Magnetic arrives next month. Now, before you stop listening to the track, it does start to get a little heavier past the four minute mark.
You can also listen to the track below.
MTV Clip from the video set:
Behind the scenes on set:
Behemoth – Live Album Coming
Polish act Behemoth are readying the release of their first live album. It is set to be released in October. I recently began listening to them, and I am really liking what I hear. I have also seen them live and their show is intense, hopefully the intensity I witnessed there will carry over to this DVD release, entitled At the Arena ov Aion – Live Apostasy. See below for the cover art, track list, and a recent interview with Behemoth frontman Nergal.
01. Rome 64 e.v
02. Slaying The Prophets Ov Isa
03. Antichristian Phenomenon
05. From The Pagan Vastlands
06. Conquer All
08. Drum Solo
09. Slaves Shall Serve
10. As Above So Low
11. At The Left Hand Ov God
12. Summoning Ov The Ancient Ones
13. Christgrinding Avenue
14. Christians To The Lions
15. Sculpting The Throne Ov Death
16. Decade Of Therion
18. I Got Erection
19. Pure Evil & Hate
Metallica – “The Day That Never Comes (live)”
Metallica recently headlined a festival in Leeds, during their performance they performed their new single from Death Magnetic, “The Day that Never Comes.” I am still making up my mind on it, but it does sound pretty good live.
Sonic Syndicate – Karin Axelsson
Swedish metal act Sonic Syndicate has new album coming in October, Love and Other Disasters. To help promote the album, the band’s bass player, Karin Axelsson, will be featured in German magazine Kinkats. They made a behind the scenes video of Karin at the photo shoot which can be viewed below. The music sounds pretty good, I may have to check it out.
Gojira – “Vacuity”
French metal act Gojira have posted a track, “Vacuity,” from their upcoming new album called The Way of All Flesh. I am amped for this new album, having fallen in love with From Mars to Sirius after seeing them live, opening for Behemoth and Job for a Cowboy. How they wrangled the headlining slot I’ll never know. Anyway, this song is excellent, heavy, brutal, and just really gets under the skin. Head over to their MySpace page to check it out, and see some fan shot live footage of it below.
Avenged Sevenfold – Live in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough
September 18th will see the release of Avenged Sevenfold’s first live concert DVD. I have seen these guys live and they put on a rather energetic show. The band has a polarizing effect on music fans, and their self-titled album did not really help matters. I personally think it is their weakest effort yet, however I love both Waking the Fallen and City of Evil. I am interested in checking out this concert DVD, plus the CD of rarities that it will be coming with. Below is a trailer for the release:
Autumn Black – “Beneath the Shadows”
Autumn Black released their debut album back in 2006 and have just announced the follow up release will be out this Fall. Here is a video from their first album, Beneath the Shadows, it is the title track and it actually sounds pretty cool. The band blends metal, hardcore, and pop all into one easy to listen to mixture.
Cynic – Traced in Air Promo
I have heard the name Cynic before, but until now I have been unfamiliar with their music. I have to admit, I like what I hear. They have have a new album on the horizon, and to help get the word out, they have released a promo video with some music samples and sound bites from band members. I am intrigued.
All That Remains – “Chiron”
All That Remains has a new album coming in September called Overcome. In advance of its release they have have made a video for lead track “Chiron.” It is a pretty cool song, with a nice blend of heaviness and technical skill. The vdeo is a simple one, with its black and white palette and focus on performance. It is a strong, clean video that allows the song to speak for them.
Mower – “American Psycho”
Suburban Noize act Mower has just released a video for “American Psycho” from their self-titled debut album. The song does have an adrenaline induced catchy quality, and the video captures what looks like a wild live show, but I cannot say I am completely taken with them. Still, would probably be fun to see them live.
The Dark Knight – Live Score Performance
Prior to the world premiere of The Dark Knight, there was a live performance of pieces of the score. Warner Brothers Records has posted a brief video of the performance. I have to say that this is pretty cool, and the score is excellent.